Tuesday, January 27, 2015

New Horizons

This is my 2nd finish for 2015 - a retirement quilt for a very dear coworker and mentor. She said she liked peaches and corals, and when I saw this kit from Connecting Threads, I knew I was on the right track. I backed it in orange, and bound it in brown, since those are the school colors for the university we work at.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

First Finish 2015

This one was a quick and easy donation quilt for Munchkin's Odyssey of the Mind team Trivia Night fundraiser. Nothing fancy.  Just big blocks and wavy line quilting.  The fabric was gears and circuits and resistors and robots on the front - alphabet letters on the back - so good for a school activity.


(oh - and the trivia night??  We won!!!)



Sunday, January 04, 2015

Off to a good start

After a deep clean of my craft room and some "chaos recovery" from pre-holiday sewing and wrapping and craft shows, I started in on some new projects.  I had 11 days off, and a few were spent cooking, taking down Christmas, tending to a sick child, and running errands - but I still managed to complete one 60" square quilt start to finish - all but the final washing!  I also started and assembled one top - creating a new layout once I oopsed on following the pattern. (tutorial may follow - it was using a specialty ruler and I want to check with the ruler designer first so I don't step on any toes).  That one was speedy as I used a "jelly roll" so it minimized the cutting needed.  The best part - both were made with fabrics I had on hand!

Pictures of both to follow when I get some better lighting - it was pretty dreary today and the house seemed too dark for photos.  Maybe it was that all the Christmas lights were down.

It is a good start to the year (all but the sick child part).
Back to work tomorrow.