Saturday, January 18, 2014

Two Babies, Two Quilts!

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!):

Crayon Confusion
40" x 40"

Sunday, January 5, 2014

A finish and a goal

Hello, lovelies!

I've been sewing, but I haven't been talking about it much, alas! The semester went well, and I'm enjoying the lull in between by doing some more sewing. (I'm in Wisconsin, where we're hunkering down for some serious cold. What better way to deal than by quilting?)

First, a major finish to share! It's been done for a while now (since mid-October, 2013), but it's the biggest quilt I've yet made, a sizeable queen-size that we've been enjoying on our bed. Based on the Line Art pattern, I adapted it to a giant queen size and used Origins jelly rolls to make:

Forest in the Air

I don't use all the panels on my sewing table all that often, but for this beast, I did!

I'm also hoping to join in with the Lovely Year of Finishes for 2014 -- I think it'll be a great way to keep myself with some sewing momentum on a more regular basis!

A Lovely Year of Finishes

So, for the month of January, I am hoping to finish this baby quilt, for one of my friends who recently had a new bundle of joy:

It's pin-basted and ready to quilt; I hope this will be a fun and speedy finish. I hope y'all are staying warm!