I haven’t shared my quilts in awhile, but I have been sewing up a storm. I wanted to make sure my last few project were safely in the arms of the recipients before I shared a peak, and then I just forgot. I tend to post to Flickr quicker, and I am trying to figure out a good way to link to that set of pictures from the blog. I’ve slowly been making other blog changes, hopefully a new spring background will be up soon!
The first is for Ryan and Sarah’s sweet new boy, Weston. This is a modified log cabin pattern- which basically means grab some fabrics and go at it. Very little measuring or math involved which is well suited for me. My favorite part of quilt-making is choosing fabrics and deciding on a pattern. My least favorite part is the math. Because of this, most my favorite tool is a seam-ripper. I was pleased with this quilt when I finished it, the mistakes are well-hidden and I loved the cute little elephants.
The next quilt is for another sweet little boy, Stephanie and Joel’s newest family member, Frederick. I was especially proud of the fact that I finished this quilt BEFORE the baby arrived. I would say that the new parents have rather sophisticated tastes, so I tried to pick some colors and fabrics that would appeal to them and grow with baby. The pattern is simple, and based off of the quilt I made Eric with a few modifications. I decided to try out a minimal quilting method to make sure it was soft, and I’m not sure I am a fan. It probably would have worked better had I pre-washed and dried all the fabrics but since I didn’t, it came out of the wash a little wonky. Oh well, I don’t think baby Freddie will notice!
The last quilt is a tiny little project for Freddie’s big sister. It was SO FUN to sew for a girl after making 5 boy quilts. I have a huge stack of girly fabric that I have been itching to dive into but everyone has had boys so far! Not that there is anything wrong with boys, I love the challenge of a good boy quilt. But I could resist whipping up a little girl doll quilt. Yes, I do think I am going to enjoy have a little girl. I may even start to like pink.
So that is what I have been up to lately. I’ve also made Devan some oven mitts, started two new gift quilts, and signed up to do a quilt challenge through our local modern quilt guild. Why did I do this? Because I have way too much free time of course! I’m actually thinking I need to cram all the sewing time in I can before June, because after that I can’t imagine I will be touching the machine again for months.