This past fall, near the end of the semester, two of my colleagues in my department had babies! Within about a week of each other! SO of course, I took the excuse to make a couple of wee quilts. :)
The first quilt I finished I made using a kit that my own Z and Mr gifted me for Christmas, back when Z was 2 (she's 6 now, if that gives you an idea of how long this kit has been in my closet!):
40" x 40"
I free-motion quilted teeny meandering loops over everything except the crayons and the crayon lines, and I really like how it turned out. And I adore the backing:
The second quilt was also from a kit, this time chosen by me, and it's a bit bigger although it went together quick:
47" x 56"
This one I ended up quilting almost all in one day -- it's amazing how much you can get done when you spend the whole day in the sewing room instead of on the computer!
I did straight-line quilting in the sashing, free-motion spirals in the blocks, and wavy lines with the walking foot in the borders.
I think my FMQ is still not so great, but I do like the overall effect! And I like that this one is big enough it could be a toddler bed quilt, too.
It feels so good to get these done! I now have a bit of a breather between big projects, I think -- I am starting to learn paper piecing, so I will be able to catch up to the Lucky Stars block-of-the-month, and I have a twin-size quilt commission from my mom. But! First I'm going to make some stuffies for some friends, and maybe a small project or two for me. :D
(This post will link up to the Lovely Year of Finishes, when the end-of-January linky opens. I met my January goal, finishing Baby Geniuses! Woo!)