This blog is the collision of my hobbies (scrapbooking & quilting) as well as my professional interests.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Week in Quilt Land
The past few days in quilt land have been busy despite doing a whirl wind of house cleaning, painting, taping and general sorting and filing. I now belong to a UFO group on Flickr which has been really good for keeping me on track with working on old UFO projects. While I haven't made a complete list of what needs to be done, I do have a little one made that gets a new project added to it as I finish off another one. I also am on a kick to try to use up scraps as well ( which makes it very clear I have way too many). If anyone knows a good scrappy pattern that is quick send it my way please.
I also started making Tokyo Subway quilt as done by Elizabeth at Oh Fransson. I think if I was to do it again I would not do it all in 2" square pieces but long strips instead. It would make it go quicker and be less fussy. But I have four of 25 blocks done. If I keep to my schedule of two a week I should be done by March ish.
Honey I'm Home by McKenna Ryan
I picked up four of these patterns by McKenna Ryan. So far I have one made, the others traced out and ready to iron on fabric too. I will get on these latter. This one though will be popped in the mail to Dad for his birthday in a few weeks.
Happy Baby Quilt
The pattern material is from Riley Blake made into this quilt pattern downloadable from Michael Miller. The original pattern used a fabric called Happy Valley so I used part of the title for the name of my quilt. I just love how this looks, all pretty and pink in green and pink. I wonder what Arlene will do with it when it gets in her long arm machine.
I also have this snowball pieced. Only thing that remains is to add borders. I can't decide whether to use a solid or a print found in one of the blocks. I had originally planned to do a scrappy border using all the block material but it didn't look right. So plan b or C or D.