Okay, so I'm counting this as quilt #3 for the year, since I'm already behind. :/ Technically, it will be my third quilt, since I made one for my son, and one mini quilt before this. I didn't want to have to count the mini quilt, but I have been so busy, that I haven't had much time to quilt! By the way, I sold my mini quilt in my Etsy shop, and I was so happy that I had sold my first quilt (mini or not...)! :)
Yes, this is a very belated Valentine's Day gift for my husband, but he doesn't mind and we both feel that Valentine's Day should be celebrated every day of the year. :) My husband is very excited to use this quilt! This is just the top, so I will have one more post to show the completed quilt. My husband requested a fleece back to the quilt, so I'm waiting on his special order fabric to come in. :) The back will be a simple chocolate brown color fleece. Can you tell my nine-patch blocks are "X's" and "O's"? What a pain that was! I sewed them all separately, which is much more difficult than sewing strips, then cutting. Sigh... Oh well, at least I've learned something from this! After I finished sewing the nine-patch blocks all around the panel, I was sick of them! But, I didn't feel the quilt top was big enough, so I just did a simple patchwork border around my nine-patch blocks. Anyways, I am SO happy I've completed at least the quilt top! I'm basically halfway done with this thing!
I've also started my step-sister's wedding signature quilt blocks, and I'm SO excited to finish her quilt top! Especially since they are nice big 13" blocks (so easy!). Her wedding was this past weekend, and it was beautiful! I ended up with 27 signature blocks (hmmm... odd number), but I'm hoping to get at least 3 more (from people who didn't sign) for an even number of blocks. Otherwise, I will just have to draw some cute pictures on 3 blocks or something! :) I would hate to leave them blank...
I'll post more pics soon!