Monday, February 16, 2015

February Finish!

I have finally got my baby quilt to the finish line and as I write, it being taken to it's new home!!
Wanna see??  (lets see if I can figure this out......!!!)

Well, look at that!!!   This is my version of the quilt I found in

This book has a whole lot of baby quilts in it and I like a few (more then a few actually....) that I would like to make.  This book was written by That Patchwork Place (so many people contributed to this book!!) and the pattern I used is found on page 257. Yes, I used the colours they used in it, but my fabrics are a combination of flannel and minky!!  Texture and softness abound it this quilt and I really like how it turned out!!  Here is the back because I like a back with  flare!!!
 See how I created an off center 4 patch with left-overs from the front to break it up!!   I love it!!  And ohh so soft, it is wonderful!!
Now below, you see a chaos of things:  The big red pieces and the black and whites  are for a now - future heart-Valentine quilt.  Not like I do not have enough to do to keep me busy, but this quilt has been on my mind for a long time and.... now it still is!!!  But now, I have parts cut out for it and it will, one day, be done.  Just not today! Or any time soon for that matter!!!
 To the left of the red pieces is another -  block.  This  always gets me into trouble because when I see something iI find interesting I have to check it out.  What you do is not go to this site and think, hmm, that looks easy!!!!   Because it is and then you end up with more little blocks!!!!   I do want to make baby quilts, so this is what they will be - eventually......  I could have gone bigger but I didn`t!!!

And below is my alphabet!!!  These little letters are quick to make and put together using scraps but  
will admit to buying some fabric for it.   These are found here so you can go make your own.  Mine are not made into the quilt yet, but will be soon.   I think it is cute and  I like the grey background for it.  

I am still working on  Bonnie Hunters quilt - FAIR & SQUARE - found in her Scraps and Shirttails ll book.  It is on the bottom left on the cover and top left on the back  cover of the quilt book - and it has the instructions on page 23 in the book.  This project uses up a whole lot of  scraps, so it is not a quick project by any means, but I am loving how it is coming together and am looking forward to getting it done!!
On my challenge quilts - not so much progress there.  I have borders to put on January's still, and  have not even looked at February's yet....

What else have I started you ask.  Well, how did you know  that I would do that???

Well, who else is working on 4 patches for a quilt from the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine - the April 2015 issue.  The one that got my attention is the one on page 52 - yup, it uses small squares for the 4 patches and this will also use up a whole lot of scraps - which I have in ample supply because my friend collect them for me (thinking it is funny)  and gives them to me in a big black garbage bag.

Which is the reason I have invested in the Baby Go machine and am going to be using to to create the strips for my new project.

I  bought the Go to help cut these scraps but I also only have bought the dies that I would normally be cutting by hand to use for my scrap using system.  Saves me time, I get to make use  of and use up my gift from my friend(s) and to me it is a win win for all of us.  
Lets go make some magic in our sewing rooms!!   I have a camera and I  now know how to use it!!!!