I finished the orange stripey quilt I’ve been working on ~ YAY! It was a total improv quilt using solids and some prints from the Joel Dewberry Heirloom collection.
I did an improv back too ~ it turned out a little wonky… but I like it:
It’s feels great to finish a quilt… especially when my other quilt is taking sooo long. Here is a pic of my Dragon Hexie quilt progress:
I’ve been rolling the part that’s sewn together around one of my daughters old stuffed animals ~ it’s long and round like a bolster (only lighter) and If I wrap the quilt around it, it keeps it at a nice height on my lap to sew ~ as well as keeping it all together… it’s starting to get big!!
Taking a quick break from the Dragon Quilt, I finally spray basted the Orange-Stripy Quilt and have my area all ready to do some free-motion-quilting. However, I’m still not quite sure just how I’m going to quilt it yet. My favorite site for quilting inspiration is The Free Motion Quilting Project that Leah Day put together. I guess I better get over there and pick a motif. I’d love to have this finished for the PMQG meeting this Thursday!
I also wanted to give a shout out to all the awesome Dads out there… yesterday was Father’s Day and every year I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have found someone who made the perfect daddy for my daughter.
Wow… time really flies! I’ve been so busy with work, it’s been hard to find time to sew all that I would like. However, I have been diligent in my hand-work on the Dragon Quilt. Here is a quick pic to show how many strips I’ve finished:
What I have circled in red are finished strips… as you can see, I only have a few more left along the bottom to finish, then I’ll be over halfway!!! I finally decided on the MUD color fabric (Michael Miller cotton couture) for the border ~ I am in love with that color and the fabric itself is a dream to work with. After getting some for the border of this quilt, I had the idea to use it with orange and mango and aqua to make this quilt top:
This top was inspired by the improv techniques that Michelle showed us at a PMQG meeting a month or so ago. I really do love just sewing without too much thought. This was a super fun quilt top to make!! Now for a back and some actual quilting ideas ~ Okay… I guess it’s time to get busy!
I’ve had some orange and mango Kona solids hanging around my sewing room that I’ve been wanting to use for a while… I can’t seem to figure out what kind of pattern to use them with, so I decided to just improvise. So far so good! With some new aqua and mud MMCC solids, a little Joel Dewberry… a brand new quilt is starting to emerge. I’m kinda loving it!