Friday, December 22, 2017

{Post 1,566} Possible Baby Quilt Layout

I came across these blocks today. I had another set that became the baby quilt below. Now I need a quilt for that baby's little brother! The original quilt was the brighter/darker half of a charm pack. This is the lighter set. I like this but is there something better?

Original quilt:

Layout of leftover blocks...

Input welcome. I'd border it with muslin to make it the same size as the original. I want to avoid buying fabric if I can!

{Post 1,565} Merry Christmas to All My Readers

I enjoy reading so many blogs. I like the depth of them as opposed to a one-sentence or caption on Facebook or Instagram. I am old-fashioned.

Here is the last update on my 2017 Christmas quilt, because I just took it out of the dryer and put it on the half wall in our living room. I guess in retrospect, the picture would have looked nicer if the mantle and Christmas tree lights were on, but I am happy with the way it looks.

I used up all the green print flannel I had for the back. The color perfectly complements the front. I quilted it with an original pattern I made up a few days ago. The top thread is white, and the back is a medium sage green. There wasn't quite enough of the backing, so I had to add a small row of shirt pieces from the front fabrics horizontally as well as an 8" wide red piece on one of the halves. It will fit a twin bed, and it might go there some time.

Here are a few other pictures. I'm off to cook and clean in preparation for our Christmas company.

Our living room rug (which can be seen at the bottom of the next picture, perfectly matches the quilt). I took this picture to show the quilting.

...that important label...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

{Post 1,564} Started Quilting Christmas Quilt

It seems like I would never get started on this quilting! We have had company off and on, a steady flow of visitors, and the last ones just left this afternoon. I had been mentally practicing a newly designed (by me) design. I love it! Don't get me wrong, I have loved seeing all my people. It's just that this quilt has been absolutely languishing.  LOL!!

Here's the view from the end of the quilt.