March 23, 2020

Disparate times! Its been raining off and on, but I really wanted to get some photos of this completed quilt, Currents. I stood on my driveway waiting for someone to walk by. The first person was walking a dog, holding a bag of poop, and talking on the phone, so I just waved. The next person helped me, but he didn't want to hold the quilt, so he took the photos. Mission accomplished! This is my 3rd finish this year.

As you can see, I chose to use a facing on this quilt instead of binding it.  A binding would have stopped your eye as it moved across the quilt, a facing allows the movement of the quilt to keep going.

May your bobbins always be full,

March 7, 2020

Pink Skulls Baby Quilt

I have a large and wonderful family, including about 50 cousins.  One of my cousins, actually the daughter of a cousin, contacted me about making a quilt for her daughter who was having a baby girl.  The expectant mother is a mortician and her mother wanted a mostly pink quilt with skulls.  My first thought was sugar skulls, but no, she wanted just regular skulls.

So I found some pink skull fabric and pulled some great low-volume whites from my stash and did a disappearing four-patch design.

The last two photos, showing the front and back, are from the baby's' nursery.  The baby arrived before the quilt was delivered.

May your bobbins always be full,

March 4, 2020

Moonscape Baby Quilt

A 2020 finish!  I even remembered to attach a quilt label!  This baby quilt is my own design.  I received two mini-charm packs at Quiltcon 2019 of Moonscape by Dear Stella.  I sat down with my graft paper and figured out how I wanted to use them.

Started 11/6/2019, finished 3/4/2020
Measurement: 40 inches square

I've finished one other quilt this week, but it's a surprise, so I won't post it until the recipient receives it.
May your bobbins always be full,