Sunday, March 13, 2011

Design wall Monday - it's all about QST's this weekend.

Wow, what a sewing weekend - no machine quilting at all!!  It was wonderful and quite productive I think.  I've a picture of my husbands quilt to be on my blog to inspire me.  I really need to get started on that.  Enough of the fun with the baby quilts, it's time to get serious. Well maybe for a weekend or two.

Baby Girl quilts, I just couldn't wait for someone to have a baby girl and I wanted to finish up what I had left of the Hoopla fat quarter bundle.  I saw Summer Breeze in Quilters World magazine and just had to make that one and the Hoopla fabrics were great for that patter.  I made 2 of these, one for my baby shower stash and one for project linus.  The pattern actually has a lovely scalloped border, but I'm just going to finish it off with a bright scrappy binding.  It's already a nice size for a baby quilt and one more border might make it a bit big.  That and I'm all out of the Hoopla fabric and don't want to buy more!!  Don't the lady bugs just make the quilt?  I absolutely love them!  I think I'm going to put a few flowers and lady bugs on the back as well.





I also made progress on a UFO.  It started out as a string quilt.  This is made from 1.5 inch strips.  I was make the string blocks which were QSTs but after 10 got tired of making them (the thrill just left me).  Cyber quilters has project this month for HST/QST, so I decided to incorporate some QSTs rather than making more string blocks.  Four QSTs with a 1.5 inch around those, puts it at a 10 inch block like the string blocks.  I had enough for the center and then ran really low on strips that I had left.  I had some left over scraps from the string blocks so I was able to get a border all the way around it.  But after I kept looking at it, it needed more.  It's pastel, but still not really good for a baby quilt so it needed to be larger.  I went out and got a few fat quarters and will put a few more borders on it to make a size good enough to take to soccer games this Spring.  That dark pink strip is killing me though!! I may just applique over it.  I should have taken it out of the bunch, but thought, hey Moda knows a little more about this than I do.  We'll see if it grows on me, but I'm thinking it's not gonna.

6 comments:

  1. You had a good sewing weekend. I love both quilts.

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  2. Lovely quilts, the baby one is soo cute, I love the ladybirds!

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  3. I am loving the ladybugs. They are my favorite. I have them all over and they are just too fun.

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  4. Adorable ladybug quilt! I think if that fabric annoys you, you should definitely take the time to remove it...it will always make you not love the quilt like you could (speaking from experience!)

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  5. Thanks to Judy L. I found your blog. Love the ladybugs and I love the little boy braid quilt. Very cute! Toni

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  6. That baby girl quilt is just adorable. Almost makes me wish I would have another baby and have a girl!!!

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