I finally finished! It's been sitting all laid out on the living room floor for a few weeks (I have the best mom :) ). I just have not had a free hour (or two) where I was conscious enough to sew it all together. I've learned the hard way about how I sew when I'm tired... it's not a smart idea!
It was SO windy out today, but Marisa and I had fun taking pictures. Most of these were not planned! I think, when it's finished, I'm going to call it "Flying Purple People Eater." I can't think of a better name for something so purple-y (that flew today!).
I'm really pleased about how well the Kona Coal blends with the purple.
I can't wait to finish this one! And then it's sticking around :) This is the first quilt I've made (besides a t-shirt quilt) that I am actually keeping!
Little sis :)
More pics soon when I decide how to quilt it... any suggestions? I'm not very good with straight lines so I'm hesitating a bit.
I know I'm not alone. Many of us quilters give away our creations. I just realized, looking at my "finished quilts" tab on top of the page, that every single quilt there has been gifted or donated. =P I truly LOVE making unique, personalized quilts for the people I love, and never regret doing so. However, sometimes I become so attached to a quilt that it becomes slightly painful to give it away.
Yesterday was one of those days. I gave my Bubble Trail baby quilt away to my soon-to-be sister-in-law, who is having another one of my nieces in just a month.
My sister-in-law (and everyone at the baby shower) loved it (sometimes it's kind of embarrassing when people ask, "how much TIME did that take?" Do you know the feeling?) Honestly, I knew she was going to get a billion and one outfits, and diapers, and pacifiers, and whatnot, but she would only get one handmade quilt that could be used for a long time and kept forever.
I used my FMQ foot (I'm not even sure if that's the right name!) and FMQed her name, Audriana, into the bottom of the quilt. I also attached the label to the back and took a couple of final pictures.
"born" left with space afterwards so she can fill it in :)
I'm going to miss this one... it's one of my favorite quilts I've ever made... I love the rainbow colors and the modern feel. It was very whimsical to me. Hopefully I'll see it again.
Getting a little bit of sewing done, around all the business that is student teaching!
I received these generous scraps from Art Gallery Fabrics today (they were giving them out for free! Check out their Facebook page - they'll probably do it again in the future). I'm in LOVE with my scraps.
What should I make? I'm stuck. The only idea I'm getting right now is a chevron mini quilt or something along those lines... with these fabrics and the extra solids...
I'm also almost (finally) done with my Made in Cherry quilt top, and I'm adding a quilt label on this weekend to the bubble baby quilt (thank you so much for all the feedback by the way!).