Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oh Boy!

Hubby pieced and quilted this for a special little boy born shortly before Christmas.  We made a quilt for his big brother a couple of years ago (  So when Hubby started brain storming for this one, he decided to do something different, but a bit connected.  There are some of the same fabrics in each quilt and the thread used for quilting is the same (a great variegated thread in primary colors)... and while there are similarities in style, they are each very much their own.  I think this one looks like stained glass!

And the quilting on the back looks super!

Next stop for Hubs... UFO busting!  We have 6 tops that need to be quilted. He pulled out a top I made for the fun of it earlier this year. I saw a photo of a quilt.. thought it was neat.. decided to see if I could recreate it.  You can see the top here.. it's the 2nd quilt in the post

And my next project (other than finishing up some embroidery on my Snowman Faces quilt), well.. here is a tiny hint..


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What a Hoot!

Owls are the rage right now.. as they have been many times in the past. Last year my daughter asked me to whip up some bibs and burp cloths for a friend who was having a little girl. She mentioned that they loved owls.  I found the cutest fabric and ordered much more than I needed. Whipped up a bib and burp cloth and set the rest aside for future use.

Well that use arrived.  A sweet young couple in our church had baby #2 in Dec. When I learned the nursery was going to be done in bright pink, lime green, white and sky blue I knew I had just the right fabric.. the owls!  I grabbed it out of my stash, went through my nickle charms and pulled a bunch that would work, sewed a bunch of big nine patches... sliced them into 4ths... put them back together and created this cute Disappearing Nine Patch. I really do like this pattern, especially for baby quilts. It goes together quickly and turns out so cute!

Hubby quilted it basically in-the-ditch, but he kept the lines going from block to block.. creating an implied 9 patch. He used the same petal pink thread he used for Lou's baby quilt (previous post).  I love the way it looks on the back against the lime green!

2 of the 2011 baby quilts down... 1 more to go....


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Baby Lou's Quilt

I made this top back in September for my SIL's first grandbaby.. a sweet little girl named, Lou.  Then I got caught up in an 80th birthday bash for my mom and shortly after that she fell and broke some bones (still recovering from that)... needless to say I got essentially nothing "quilty" done during the last part of 2011. 

Well 2012 is here and it is time for new stuff.. but first some of the old has to be finished up. Lou's was first on the list!

The Mad Quilter (a.k.a. hubby) and I got this one sandwiched up and off he went!  Simple in-the-ditch quilting, but on what a difference it makes. This quilt top is now a quilt!  A cute girlie quilt with lots of pink and green.  It will be headed off to Miss Lou this week.

There are 2 more baby quilts in the works.. one is quilted (again The Mad Quilter at work!) and ready to be bound. The other is waiting patiently for some batting.  And I am working again on my Snowman Faces quilt... finishing up the embrodiery so it can be quilted.

Then let the new stuff begin! (OK there are more UFOs to work on, but once these goals are met I am going to work on something new for a bit!)