The next block is now up!
I finished up this quilt last week. I’d been working on it for quite a bit of time… It’s basically the quilt version of these placemats that are in Quilt Scene. The quilting took me forever and I have to admit – while I love the results, it’s hard to stay motivated to get this dense straight line quilting done. But now it’s finished and I couldn’t be happier with it!
The orange is a shot cotton and in person really adds to the quilt – those shot cottons are so pretty with the depth of color they have.
Here’s a detail of the back… always easier to see the quilting on the back!
I pulled some grays (because let’s be honest, when do I not??) and added what is fast becoming one of my favorite neutral fabrics, Robert Kaufman’s Yarn Dyed Essex Linen, Flax. It reads like a linen but is easier to work with since it’s a cotton blend. It’s gonna go so well with these lil’ polar bears!
I made the first few cuts into the fabric this weekend and look forward to putting together a little (boy) baby quilt!
I finished up this quilt!
Lots of dense straight line quilting that fills in the piecing pattern and then continues across the rest of the quilt.
Here’s a detail of the quilting on the back… All that stopping and starting with the straight lines takes a lot of time, but it’s so worth the end results!
Happy weekend to all of you!
Did you see?? The Modern Quilt Guild is organizing QuiltCon! Its first international convention and quilt show!
Very exiting stuff! It’s happening Feb. 21st-24th, 2013 so there’s loads of time to plan ahead and make sure you’re there! Check out all of the details and information at www.quiltcon.com!!
Look at what I was lucky enough to get a bit of from Westminster in the mail!
How exciting that they are reprinting Denyse Schmidt‘s great line! I even scored and got some of the beloved gray seeds!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. By the way, there’s BIG news coming from The Modern Quilt Guild on Monday so keep your eyes open for it!
Ok – here they all are. There were so many replies to my post that they had to be organized and listed! Thank you everyone for your input. What a great resource to have all in one place. If you’d like anything added to the list, just leave me a comment here and I’ll add it to the post.
The jackpot is really the Celebrate the Boy archives:
Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner
Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter
Little Stitches for Little Ones by Amy Butler
Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karin LePage
First thank you so much for all of your congrats on the fact that I’m having a boy! And your feedback on boy sewing patterns was so great. So many replies that I’ll be certain to put together a list and post it in the next few days. Other people must want that info too!
It’s been a busy week over here! The LAMQG’s retreat was a ball.
Aside from doing loads and loads of quilting, I made teeny tiny pants!
I used the quick change trousers pattern from Anna Maria Horner’s book “Handmade Beginnings.” They sewed up so quickly and are so cute with little yoke on the butt.
And it worked out well that it was Anna Maria’s pattern I was sewing with because she came to speak to the LAMQG early this week.
What an inspirational woman she is! So filled with passion, talent and a love for what she does. And she does so much! It was very motivating and encouraging to see someone who clearly loves her work and is so driven. Plus she’s just downright nice.
I’m back to my day job on Monday. The new schedule is going to take some getting used to but I’m certainly going to try to keep up with the sewing and blogging.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!