I have my first finish of the year! It only took me six days.
I finished the cow quilt I started in the Leni Wiener workshop back in October. All I had left to do was put the cows on their background, then get it quilted and bound. It didn’t take near as long as I had envisioned it would in my head.
Thanks to Shirley, I had a great grass background to put them on! She had this piece in her stash at the workshop, and kindly gave me a chunk of it to use. It was perfect!
The Scrap Attack Club at Sew Sweet Quilt Shop met last Saturday, and I sewed like the wind, and finished TWO quilt tops while I was there! I finished putting together the top for the Spiked Punch quilt I’m making for my daughter:
I’m making baseball/football quilts for our nephews. One of the tops is finished, and this is the second one. My Cowboy picked out all these fabrics with their favorite teams and some baseball motifs. I don’t think it all looks great together, but these quilts are for dragging around, so they’ll be fine. I’m planning to put Minky on the backs, so they’ll be good and snuggly.
While I was cleaning off my cutting table the other day, and putting away still more fabric, I found a bunch of floral squares. I decided there were enough of them to make a small quilt if I added some coordinating scraps. So I did!
Here’s how I chose the coordinating pieces to go with the squares . . .
I happened to have a piece of the selvage from my focal print, the floral:
See those colored dots on the selvage? Those color dots represent all the colors that are printed in that fabric. So I use those to choose fabrics to go with my focal fabric if I want everything to coordinate perfectly! Pretty handy, huh?
Here are the pieces I chose to go with my main squares — all tone-on-tones so as not to take away from my floral print:
And now I’m making four-patches to go with the squares I had cut. This will end up as a donation quilt, I’m hoping to a lady at a nursing home. I know my grandmother would have loved a soft, pretty floral quilt like this, so I’m planning to find it a good owner.
And now I’m back to my regular dilemma of “when am I going to get these quilted?” But the good news is: making backings for all of these will use up quite a bit more stash, so I’m really happy about that!
I’m also gearing up to make some pillowcases to use up even more fabric. I’ll keep you posted on that project . . .
What have you been working on?