One of hubby's co-workers had a baby and I knew exactly the kind of quilt I wanted to make for them.
I had the quilt all finished up except for the binding and once we learned that they had a little boy I went with a dark grey binding. For a girl it would have been pink.
I had just enough of my favourite chevron flannel for the backing.
I will admit, I'm not thrilled with the quilting. I wish I had gone with a different panto on it.
|quilted with Spilled Ink|
It didn't look terrible, just not exactly the look I was going for lol.
But they loved it and I love how it turned out; such a great quick and easy quilt.
This fabric line was(is) perfection. Absolutely perfect for a male quilt. I just wish it had been easier to find; it sold out locally here so quickly. But seriously, I can not blame quilters for scooping these lovelies up; I regret not doing so myself.
|quilted with Bright and Breezy|
This is the second of three grad quilts I made this year. I thought I had bought enough fabric but not surprising, I hadn't. Lucky for me, some Grunge fabric went perfectly for a border.
I love how these matching blocks ended up dead center in the quilt.
This pattern went together very quickly which is always a bonus.
I backed it in a brushed cotton.
Love how the pattern shows on the backing.
And I love the look on grads' faces when they open these up.
Hard to believe that summer 2017 has come and gone. We had a great summer, camping, beach days, amusement parks and a roadtrip to Yellowstone. On the other hand, not a lot of sewing happened but I did get a few things finished.
I made a some baby quilts.
And have another one to get too.
Worked on another secret project ;)
I was 'queen bee' for the TrueNorth bee blocks.
I love happy mail.
And I started a little something for me,
A few years ago, I made grad quilts for some of my friend's children. I than realized how many quilts I would end up making over the next few years lol.
Usually I am able to get idea of favourite colours etc but for this quilt? I had nothing. Luckily I was able to stalk her pinterest board and get a few ideas. This is what I came up with.
Her pinterest was mostly black, white, gold and pink. And simple yet modern. Lucky for me, she was in the midst of a bedroom redo so I found lots of inspiration.
I wanted to do feathers on this so bad but I was worried it would ruin the modern look. Instead, they were the perfect choice.
|quilted with Bountiful Feathers|
I went with a very pale pink for the binding.
But the backing. See, this graduate, her goal is to go to Disneyland and become a Disney princess. She is (almost) a bigger Disney fan than I am. And I knew exactly what to use for backing.
I'm pretty sure the quilt top will soon become the quilt back lol.
I am finally caught up with all my bee blocks now. And I will admit that this supernova block was a bit stumping at the beginning and I had to do some re-cutting. This will sure be a striking quilt when she gets all her blocks.
I got this little mini top finished. Great use of my Swoon leftovers.
I really need to get that quilt finished.
My June FQ club happiness arrived.
And I have some secret sewing going on.
I'm pretty excited about this one!
I have an entire jelly roll cut into 2.5inch squares. Years ago, I attempted a quilt using a jelly roll but there wasn't enough colour variation in the roll so I pulled the entire top apart and ended up with a whack of squares. I wanted to make something quick and easy and this fit the bill.
Hello Luscious by BasicGrey and some yummy Grunge fabric-perfection.
I kept the quilting simple and did straight lines. I was also in a hurry and this was the first thing I thought of lol.
I had just enough of the teal Grunge for the binding.
And hidden in the bag of all these leftover squares, a little surprise.
There were some granny square blocks leftover from a previous project.
I quickly figured out why the blocks were abandoned when I went to trim them, the piecing was not precise on this blocks and trimming them up was a nightmare. But unless you look closely, you would never notice. I hope lol.
|quilted with Double Plume|
It's so narrow(roughly 9inches), it looks like a scarf lol
But it fits the space I wanted it for perfectly.
I currently have 7(!!!!) quilts awaiting binding. One dating alllll the way back to January lol. I better get hand sewing.