Saturday, January 22, 2011

A quilt! Finally!

It's been so very, very long since I've produced a quilt. Come to think of it, it's been a long time since I've showed you anything on this blog besides bee blocks! I couldn't stand it anymore. Call me a procrastinator, call me what you will, but I could not take the studying in lieu of creative time any longer. Something came over me last night and before I knew it I had a quilt top. Unbelievably so, I didn't have the right fabric for the back in my stash, so I had to put it aside until today when I could make a trip to the fabric store. Solids were on sale - buy one and get 2 free, so I was happy about that! This quilt is for a baby that is due in two weeks, but is long overdue to the parents she is just about to bless. They've been struggling to have a baby for a few years now, so it's pretty exciting that their journey is just about to end...or begin, I guess! I used a charm pack of It's a Hoot (gifted to me from Miss Donna!) mixed with some Wonderland here and there as well as three different shades of pink Kona solids. I don't know the names of them, but wish I did because I really liked them once I pulled them out of my stash. I quilted it with straight lines, and I use that technique title very, very loosely, 1/4" from either side of all seams. I love the drape this gives to a baby quilt. The photos leave a bit to be desired (colors are way off - back of the quilt is a sweet bubble gum pink and binding is a deep fuschia, but I was trying out my shiny new iPhone 4 with the "Shake it" app. Fun stuff! And so quick to get blogged. Speaking of my iPhone, I thought I should whip up a case for it so I could just throw it in my purse without worrying what else is thrown in on top of it or the crumbs at the bottom of the bag messing with it. It's not a show stopper, but was a fun little project for the holidays. I quilted it with tiny little messy circles. Of course, my intention was not for messy, but that's what resulted. I think it looks fine as is and it gives such a great texture. I hope to be back here soon to show of January bee blocks that have yet to be put together and a WIP. Take care until then! I've missed you!

4 comments:

Donna said...

it looks fantastic - how brave of you also to try circle quilting - would take forever but i love it so....when will you mail it off? recipients will be thrilled. i agree, straight line quilting like that makes it so soft.

tong said...

that's such a beautiful quilt sara! i just realized how cute momo's fabrics are! i bought a jelly roll of it's a hoot and i can't wait to make something adorable with it =P

Holly said...

Loveliness Sara! I'm glad that you managed to sneak a bit of crafty time in. It looks well spent. Love the quilt and the iPhone cover!

ps - I'm a little jealous about the iPhone! ;) Hope that you are enjoying it.

Sara said...

Thanks, Ladies! It's en route as I type...