One more baby Quilt

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.

Very sweet baby quilt.

Bloggers Quilt Festival My First Entry

Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  This festival happens twice a year and coincides with  Quilt Market.

 

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Last festival, on day one I found myself up very early in the morning with a cup of coffee and my bulldog at my feet, just in awe of all the amazing quilts.  I decided that I would enter the next quilt festival.  So true to my word I am entering in the two color quilt category.

 

This quilt is huge, I made if for my over six foot son.  I started with the simple 1600 race, but the quilt was not big enough.  So I sliced it and added a 15 inch(ish) red braid through it.  However, it was still not big enough, so I threw on a few boarders, and now it’s big enough to cover his feet.

 

Voting will start November 1, 2013 and winners will be announced November 8th.

 

1600 Quilt with red braid

I hate to waste fabric

Several months ago I made what I thought would be a top for a throw pillow.  It was all quilted and everything…..well that all changed.

 

It all started when I got a new desk for the house.  I needed a coaster, however I could not just buy a coaster. No self respecting quilter would do that.  So I fell into the world of Mug Rugs.  After I finished my baby quilt hell month,  I was cleaning up my quilting area and found the pillow top.  I still had left over binding from two of the baby blankets.  I cut the pillow top in two, added the left over binding and now I am the proud owner of two mug rugs!

 

 

mug rugs

2 mug rugs

Stick a fork in me: No more baby quilts

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 boy quilt

Hate it

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.

 

Baby quilt