Saturday, September 29, 2012

{Post 1,061} Bad Blogger

Shockingly enough, it's been over a week since I've blogged. Bad, bad blogger.  I find I am running myself ragged (again still) and everyday life is just so daily.  

On the sewing front (which is about all I post not be deceived--I have a whole, very full, non-sewing life) I have a couple finishes for the week.

One of our family friends is expecting a baby any day.  In my former (think summer) I'm-ahead-of-the-baby-quilt game, I got slack and totally missed this particular friend's quilt.  So I used one of Mary's Quickie Strip quilts with fabrics I had on hand.  This was so fast and ended up so cute (IMHO).  Without further ado, here it is with the Color Catcher fresh from the dryer (and it looks like it's a good thing it was in there):

Since the piecing was so fast, I did a little "fancier" quilting.  Variegated green/blue/red/yellow thread in the blue and in the red, white on the Pooh print.  

The blue stripes have a wavy zigzag...the red has my reverse curlicues.  The white has a new-to-me box stipple.  I don't know if the baby will be a boy or girl, so I made something kind of neutral.

The back--again, from my stash.  I used a light blue thread in the bobbin to match the color of the toile.

In more breaking news, I found out recently that my oldest daughter will be living in Wisconsin in an apartment for the foreseeable future.  I asked her if she wanted me to make her a set of seasonal wall quilts, and she said YES!  So this is the first one:

What a difference a little flash makes!  Same quilt:



Angie said...

What a sweet baby quilt. And I LOVE the pumpkin quilt for you DD.

Janet O. said...

Don't know what I'd do without Mary's Strip Quilt pattern. I've used it a few times and am currently making quilts for my grandsons out of it. This one is so cute with the Pooh bear fabric. Nice quilting, too.
I LOVE that fall wall hanging! Your daughter is a lucky gal!!

Michelle said...

I too love that quick strippie quilt for quick baby your Pooh version. The pumpkin mini is really cute too!