At work I was invited to have a meeting with one of the higher ups. This lady really she is a wonderful person and I want to be just like her when I grow up. I received the invite on Thursday, and found out that day, the lady in question is going to be a grandma on early November. My meeting with her was on Tuesday, that left me very little time to make a quilt. However, after my co-worker and I consulted with Pintrest, we came up with this idea. I finished the quilt in less than two days, and I must say I really do love it.
Sorry the photo is so bad, just before I left for work I remembered that I did not take a picture. I threw it down on the floor, and snapped this with my phone.
Baby quilt 6 of 6:
Although its call a Single Wedding Ring block it screamed nautical to me. I have to say this quilt and block I really fell in love with, and will use again and again.
This would be baby quilt six out of six. To be honest, I ran out of ideas fabric and Mojo when it came to this quilt. Thank the quilting gods for Pinterest. I knew that if I found a block that I liked I could blow it up to a 40 ish by 40 ish quilt for a baby boy. While I was hunting blocks I found this gem. I ran to my stash, pulled what little boy fabric I had left and started piecing. Less than 90 minuets later this quilt was born, in hind sight I should have taken two hours because as you can see 2 of my blocks are sideways.
However one thing I have learned is don’t sweat the petty stuff. The person who is getting this quilt knows nothing about quilts or quilting so I think I am safe!
Baby Quilt 3 out of 6:
I just don’t like it. There is no reason why, it just does nothing for me. But hell you can’t love them all.
Well, I am a week late but I finished my little happy quilting star. This would be baby quilt #2 out of 6 all due by October 1, 2013.
I love this quilt! The pattern and the bright colors make me smile.
Sometimes the most simple quilts are the best, last night I found the Star Bright pattern by Katie Blakesley at (Bike, Swim, Quilt) . I pulled the back ground blue fabric and cut and sewed it up before I could come up with what my star should be. Once again I was reminded how limited my stash is, however I found this fun green fabric and knew it would work. Before I knew it I was sewing the last seem, from start to finish, including fabric selection it was less than 2.5 hours.
Really, this should have been easier but somehow I managed to mess this last week up so much, I think I un-sewed as much as I sewed. However on day three I managed to get these 4 blocks together.
When I went to the shop to buy my fabrics I really wanted that dark pink to be my background, however I chickened out and went with the lighter pink. I was afraid that the person I gave the quilt to was not into bright colors the way I am. I LOVE this block, but I should have gone with the dark pink background, and the light pink star.
This week is a catch up week for me on the Star Around Quilt Along. First I finished Week 3, half square triangles lots of half square triangles. Sorry for the faded picture, I took it late in the afternoon when the sun was setting into my quilting area.
Then came week 4 and flying geese. I was able to knock them out much faster that the half square triangles. It’s really starting to look like a baby blanket for a little girl.
What a week, as I type this my Swoon Quilt is in the washer. It came out so pretty, I can’t wait to show it off!!!!
Before I get ahead of myself, the Happy Quilt Along is officially in Week Three, however due to my Swoon obsession I am just getting to Week Two.
I will start week three, and get to sewing. So far I love this fabric and color combinations.
This year I have a thing for block of the months and quilt a longs. They feel so simple and care free. Last week I came across the Happy Quilting Star Quilt Along by Happy Quilting I could not resist.
I have 5 baby quilts that I have to have complete in the next two months. To be honest, I am running out of baby quilt ideas so this quilt along could not have come at a better time. Here are the fabrics I picked for the quilt along …..I am so excited to cut into these