Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spoiler Alert!

I was able to complete the baby quilt for my husband's co-worker and his wife this morning. Their due date is next week and my husband is on vacation next week so I wanted to finish this so he can deliver it this week. Thank-you to my son for holding the quilt while I took the picture. While quilting this the thread kept breaking so I took a break from it for a day or two and made these mug rugs as Christmas gifts for my sisters and my mom. I made them from the scraps of my late brothers shirts left over from making this rag quilt as a memorial to my brother. I plan on getting mugs and maybe some coffee to include with these.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

FNSI Results

Last night was the November edition of The Friday Nite Sew-In. A while ago my husband asked me to make a quilt for one of his co-workers that is having their first child. I thought I had plenty of time so it went on the back burner until I realized the due date is coming up fast so I better get a move on. After getting the house settled for the evening I put the quilt top that I put together earlier in the week in the quilting frame and started to machine quilt. I was able to get it almost finished.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Double Finish

Two quilts finished in two weeks. I think that is a record for me.

This is the quilt top I finished a while ago for my SIL. You can read about that here.

The backing fabric wasn't quite wide enough so I added a grey and white stripe in hopes it would look like parking spaces for the cars that some little one would play with on the road mat on the back.

This quilt top was made for a friend to give to her great-nephew. His room is painted turquoise and milk chocolate brown and she wanted the quilt in the colors of his room. This is the second quilt top I made for this friend because she liked this pattern better that the first one I made. You can see that one here.

The dad is a big Edmonton Oilers fan so I tried to find fabric with that hockey team on it but couldn't find any in my area. I went with the next best thing being this fabric with hockey players on it. I plan to deliver this quilt this weekend. I hope she is pleased with this one.