Continuing in my usual method of working on a little of this and a little of that, there is a lot on my sewing table at the moment. But more excitingly, I finished and gave two garments and one king sized quilt for Hanukkah last week! I'll be showing you those finishes in separate posts over the next week, but here's some of the in progress stuff I'm working on. As of this past Sunday I had seven finished quilt tops (ranging from twin sized down to a mini/doll quilt) that need to be quilted and finished. I showed them off in a periscope broadcast that you can watch on replay here. I'm hoping to show you five of the quilts finished by the end of this month, including the two largest ones. ;-)
The first one I want to finish is a Christmas Tree table topper that will be a gift for my mom. At this point it is quilted with some simple loops on the trees and just needs to have the label and binding attached.
The next one I started quilting this week is the safari animals cuddle quilt. When my son made his first quilt I cut out these 35 squares to make my own quilt alongside him, but my daughter (age 2.5 at the time) insisted on making her own pattern (since she was watching her brother make his pattern with his quilt blocks). It was pieced months ago, and I've finally started quilting it. She's made it clear that she will be claiming this quilt when it's done. I've opted to go with graffiti quilting on this one, which I've only done on mini quilts so far. Here's the first section of pink on pink quilting. The yellow sections will be quilted in yellow and the safari blocks will be quilted in turquoise. The green backing fabric will contrast all of these which I think will make for a fun look. So far, 5 blocks down, 30 to go.
I'm behind on my November do. Good Stitches bee blocks, because I decided to try something all fancy and tricky and stuff. We were instructed to make improv symbol blocks. It's not going super smoothly, but here's what I've got at the moment for my second block. I'm replacing the upper right portion in the first photo where I attempted some improv curved piecing (what was I thinking!?). That upper portion in the lower picture is the beginning of redoing that section (with no curves!). I imagine you can see what I'm going for. Now to keep my fingers crossed that it will all come together as planned.
Thanks for visiting. What are you working on this week?
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
There is something to be said for having a lot of projects going at any time: there is always something fun to switch over to and it is nice when projects are at different stages. It sounds like you will have a few finishes soon. And I am so impressed with some of the do.Good blocks and quilts!
I do like having lots of projects, but I'm really trying to get it to a more manageable number. The do. Good Stitches blocks have been fun. I've been in the group for just over a year. Often the blocks are quick and easy but have created a great visual impact as a whole (like 4" x 8" flying geese), and I've really been challenged by the improv blocks since I'm fairly new to improv. I could have made things much easy on myself with this one, but sometimes you just have to go with your vision, even if it's not easy. I've got one y-seam left and this block will be about done. Keep an eye out on Instagram today (or tomorrow). ;-)
Anja @ Anja Quilts
You're making progress!! We. Will. Finish. Trying to keep the positive thoughts going. Are those caps you have on your pins?
Thanks, Anja. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing... :-) Yes, they are called pinmoors. I order mine on Leah Day's website. I see they are currently on sale. SO much more convenient than safety pins, both for putting on and for removing during quilting. Love them!
Those quilts are fabulous. Your Mom will be so happy with that Christmas table topper. It really came out so nice with the borders!! It really set it off.
Thanks, Bo. There's a lap quilt in that pile to be quilted for her as well. Guess I should get on that, huh? ;-)