Sunday, February 21, 2010

More Quilts In Progress...

Here are a couple more quilts that I'm working on... Yes, I know it is way past Valentine's Day, but this is actually going to be a quilt for my husband. I am very lucky to have a husband who agrees with me that Valentine's Day should be celebrated every day. Good thing, because I think I might miss my deadline for this quilt. I'm hoping to at least have the quilt top done by the end of February. I am using Moda's L'Amour fabric by Sandy Gervais. I love using panels. My way of cheating, I guess. It gets the quilt done faster. :)

I don't really have a design laid out, but I knew I wanted to try a nine-patch this time. So, I've made several nine-patch blocks into "X's and O's". I'll probably just place them all around the panel somehow.

And here's another quilt I've started on...

This is going to be for my step-sister and her soon-to-be husband. They will be getting married in March. Her colors are pink and green, and she really liked this fabric, Moda's Eden by Lila Tueller. The entire collection also includes a bunch of purple floral fabrics, but I will just be using the pinks, greens, and yellows. It will be a signature quilt, so I also have some white fabric for people to sign. I will have a little envelope with the white fabric squares at the tables at her wedding, along with some fabric pens, and a description of the signature quilt project. I'll have people write a little something (congratulations, marriage advice, etc) on the white squares. Then, after the wedding, I will put the quilt together. I'm excited to see if everyone participates, and to see the final product! :)

Here's an example block. I like using bigger pieces of fabric, so the blocks are bigger... making it faster to put the quilt together. :) Plus, I'm still scared to do any other shapes besides squares/rectangles. :/ I never thought I'd be afraid of shapes! LOL!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Mini Monkey Quilt

Well, I suppose I could count this mini-quilt as one of the 12 quilts I'm going to make this year. Personally, I think its kind of cheating, since it was so easy to make compared to the bigger quilts. It only measures 17" by 17", a good size for dolls, for my sock animals, for baby, or as a wall hanging. I'm selling this quilt in my Etsy Shop. I'm hoping to add some more mini quilts... maybe some mini versions of the "I Spy" quilt that I made for my son.

I used the fabric from Moda's Goodnight Monkey collection. I think it is such a cute collection of fabrics! :) I used mostly the blue fabrics in this quilt, with the monkeys in their pajamas, and little Zzz's. I did a simple grid quilt pattern, and I really am happy with how it turned out.

Here's one of my monkeys ready for his nap. Hmm... I think he needs eyelids. ;)


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Craft Hope Project 6

Ta da! Here's my completed scarf for Craft Hope Project 6. This red scarf will be going to keep a foster teen's neck warm this winter! For this project, Craft Hope partnered with the Orphan Foundation of America for their Red Scarf Program, helping college bound youth with a Valentine's Day care package, including a red scarf.

My scarf is a very simple crochet pattern. I am by no means a "professional" crocheter. I've seen some of the other scarves going in, and they are just so gorgeous compared to mine! I need to learn how to read those patterns... they can be confusing! :/

I'm glad I was able to help out again with this amazing group! :)