Sunday, January 10, 2016

Last Finish of 2015

Earlier in 2015 a friend and I stopped at American Quilting in Orem, UT on our way to the US debut of the musical Count of Monte Cristo at Brigham Young University.

While there I picked up a variety of red, green, and white fabrics. They weren't from the same fabric line, but for some reason the fabrics spoke to me at the time.

I didn't wait to make something out of the small group of fabrics. I picked out one of Miss Rosie's (aka Carrie Nelson) Schnibbles patterns that I hadn't made and stitched up the top.

Then, during Christmas week I quilted it up. Often, the choice as to which project I will quilt is determined by whether I already have backing fabric in my stash and don't have to buy something to get the quilt finished. And this quilt fit the bill.

I didn't do anything fancy with the quilting -- just a simple overall design with loops and stars. But it's done! Not sure what its ultimate destiny will be -- I'll probably give it to someone, sometime.

Only about 30 unquilted quilt tops to go.

Friday, January 8, 2016

One More Baby Quilt and First Finish of 2016

I've been catching up on baby quilts for the children of my nieces and nephews.

My niece, Cassie, told me that she is planning to decorate the nursery for her upcoming son. Fisher, using a robot theme. So I began searching for robot fabric and found the perfect choice -- so perfect, in fact, that I decided to do a whole-cloth quilt. I found the coordinating striped fabric and added a border. Backed it with black minkey and bound it with medium aqua solid.

I quilted it using a Wasatch Quilting design, Round Pegs in Square Holes, which echoed the circles and squares that make up the robot designs.

So that's the first of five baby-boy quilts I need to get finished over the next few months. And this one is done before the baby is born!


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