I'm starting out the year strong with a last-minute finish for January's ALYOF goal, hosted by Sew BitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts!
Here was my original pattern, which I designed and sewed back in 2008 before my first son was born:
|(My 5-month-old is currently using this quilt!)|
And here is my updated 2015 version:
Next up is deciding how to quilt it...I have some ideas but not sure if my free motion abilities can make them happen!
I am happy to have finished the quilt top--success in month #1, and that much closer to producing my first pattern for sale!
I sewed the Log Cabin blocks a couple weeks ago, and knew that I'd need to do the applique blocks and assemble the quilt top this week. A few unexpected deadlines came up, and I ended up sewing two other quilt tops this week as well. (Which is why I finished this quilt top in the last few hours of January!)
|My design wall was filled up, so I laid this one out on the floor!|
Below is evidence of why you should not sew late at night when you're starting to feel tired:
|I fused the animal shapes to the right side of the fabric. Oops!|
What else have I been up to?
My boys had an ice day on Thursday, so we worked on assembling their blocks into a quilt top. We're just about done! The boys appropriated two of my orphan blocks (4th row, far left and far right), but they made the rest. They're very proud, and I think that knowing that this quilt was made by a 5 year old and 3.5 year old changes it from the initial reaction of "wow, that's super busy!" to pretty cool.
My oldest also lost his second tooth. I finished his tooth fairy pillow just in time!
The back side:
These tooth fairy pillows are currently for sale on my new Etsy shop.
And Friday morning, I went fabric shopping for someone else. Love doing that! I met my friend and her sister at the local fabric shop to weigh in on fabric selection for a quilt. Here's the pile of bolts they took home:
And here's the assembled quilt top on their design wall. Cut and stitched in less than 24 hours--impressive!
Now we're just waiting for some fresh snow and hosting a Super Bowl party tomorrow night...should be fun!