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.