I feel like I have had quite a productive week. It's amazing how much one can accomplish when pain free!!
My first finish for 2012 is a baby quilt for my cousin's new baby boy.
I used the triangle template and tutorial from Ashley at FITF.
I did straight line quilting following the zigzag of the triangles and they turned out really well, especially after a washing!
A pieced backing to use up the fabrics!
I forgot to measure it and it's already wrapped, but it's about 36"x40".
I also thought I should make something for his big sister who is almost 2 1/2. It seemed like the perfect time to try Jeni's drawstring bag tutorial.
So easy to make, and just so cute too!
I'm sure she will have it stuffed with her special things in no time at all!
I decided not to do any more Swoon blocks , as I don't want to use it for a quilt......
So, I am going to quilt each block separately and hang them!
I started doing some FMQ on my first block....eeek! So scary!
I have really only done stippling comfortably, but there is no time like the present to just jump in and try new things!
My first mistake was not having a plan! Every square is going to be quilted, and it was too overwhelming for me to decide ahead of time what to put in each block...:-)
Here is the block I will
massacre work on first...
I knew what I wanted for the centre....so off I went......
This is Spiral Illusion, from Leah Day. I was so excited to finish this one without any big hair pulling mistakes!
Once I finished the centre block, I browsed through Leah's designs and decided to try some pebbles and shells- well, the shells ended up being more teardrop *smirk*
Hmmm... all I can think about is Leah saying in her Free Motion QAL---do not rip out your stitches!!! Okay Leah *sigh*
That's as far as I got today; I'm working from the centre outward, and did all of the quilting so far without breaking thread!
My other new project is the tea cozy by verykerryberry. So far I have only just finished the foundation pieced block, so I don't have any photos yet. Sorry! The pattern for the tea pot block is in the newest issue of Fat Quarterly.
Once I am done with that, I plan to get back at Path to Tallahassee!
Well, that's about it for this week's projects.
Oh..I did receive an order for sew in labels that turned out really cute. The design is not mine, it is Jennifer's and she just needed to add my blog name to it!
I love the cat face!
okay, now I'm really done!
That is, after I link up to Lee and Elizabeth! at Freshly Pieced and Monica at The Needle and Thread Network.