This is to document my love of and obsession with fabric and quilts! The true, guilty story of buying "just a little bit more", of shopping at thrift stores for the extra large mens shirts to use in your next quilt..and yes..even eyeing up your best friends blouse wondering if she'd notice if you "borrowed" it and just how many 2 inch strips you could get out of it!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
First Finish of the New Year
My Starry Nights in Winter quilt is all done! This pattern is in the book, At Home with Country Quilt by Cheryl Wall. You are going to be seeing a LOT of quilts here from that book. I am in love with them ALL! I took longer than normal quilting this one, as I wanted to on some different types of quilting.
You can see the quilting a little better in this pic. That is my one and only goal for the year...to improve my quilting. So, while I will still have quilts that I just do a quick meander over, you hopefully will be seeing more quilts with more detailed quilting on them! Practice makes perfect, right?
On my sew date with Shellie and Judy, I grabbed a few ufo's in case I had some time to work on them. The first one I grabbed was some apple cores that I had cut out in Oct 2011. I started putting them together and decided that I was going to make a baby quilt out of them for my first grandbaby! Yes, my oldest daughter and her husband are expecting their first baby in July! Woot!! I have a HORRIBLE time with "cutesy" baby quilts. So, this little baby is probably going to end up with quilts that are all just small scrap quilts! lol
This is an awful pic, but here is the top:
Now, off to grab another UFO and get stitching on that. I am hanging with Patrick today, so am restricted to whatever stitching I can do downstairs. As soon as I am able to work upstairs, I will get the baby quilt top all quilted and have another finish...woot woot!!!