How about a sewing post? Sewing? Yep, I still do that every now and then.
I'm still working on that UFO list and these 2 quilts were on it. Well, 'working on' may be a bit of an exaggeration. Somewhere in the blur of the last 4 months I managed to quilt one of these and get them both bound.
The tutorial for this quilt is from the Missouri Star Quilt Company and you can find it here. I just really like the pattern and its becoming my 'go to' pattern .This pattern works up so fast and I stitched these two up to have a few quilts on hand for when a need arises. Seems its hard to whip them out when something comes up.
I like the way the diamonds add a little something extra.
These made decent sized lap quilts, about 45 x 58. I have to remember that not everyone needs humongous quilts like I usually make and I'm hoping these will eventually find their perfect home.
I backed this one with some Minky I had left over and I did have Jackie quilt it because I was afraid of the Minky. :) She quilted a simple rose pattern that made this quilt really shine:
I thought the colors were fun and made for a cheerful quilt.
Here's the second one. Golly, it was a pretty morning! I was out taking pictures at 6 and even the mosquitoes weren't out yet.
The backing for this one came from my stash too.
I really wanted to use a pretty blue, but in the spirit of working from my stash, I used what I had. I even made due with the binding. I was one strip short so I dug around in my brown stash and found something that I think works.
I just quilted a loose serpentine stitch across the quilt on my home machine in an attempt to get some free motion quilting practice in. Next time I need to increase my stitch length.
I also stitched up 10 really fast blocks for Kevin the Quilter about 6 weeks ago. He's having a block drive for QOV here. So pop over and give him, and a special organization, a hand. Its a great way to thank our servicemen and women for their service and sacrifice.
I can now cross off 3 and 4 from my UFO list. Slowly... very slowly... but surely, I am making progress. I might even have to start a new project! :)