February's been a busy month. I've been spending lots of time working with the students and staff at my son's school to make a quilt we'll be raffling off this spring (more on that soon!)
I'm collaborating with my Mom and aunt on a surprise that I can't say anything more about cause I know that might blow the surprise....
And I started a second custom quilt for a customer that I'm supposed to deliver next week.
The fabrics look pretty great together. I was given free choice over them with only the suggestion of wanting an "old timey quilt".
I was so pleased that in 2 weeks I had all the blocks pieced and would have lots of time today to get the top together, and maybe the back pieced as well so I could start basting on a cold Sunday morning while waiting for the boys to fully wake up.
Needless to say, I am forever grateful that I was using Bonnie Hunter's method of "webbing the top" and decided to stop after assembling the rows. I was thinking it would be a good time to snap a photo or two since I haven't taken any since I pulled the fabrics.
Once I had the top laid on the floor, my error became so obvious, I had to shake my head that not only did I mess up 11 blocks, but I didn't even have a systematic error. It seems I was sewing willy-nilly last weekend.
The name of this pattern is Irish Stars - combining the Irish chain block with star blocks - how did I press those blocks and not notice they weren't stars? I plead Netflix.
Family, please don't remind me how fallible I am!
Mary is a local quilting friend who loves to piece, but gets bogged down during quilting. These are 2 of the quilts I machine quited for her this spring :)
Working with local schools has been very fun and the students are pushing me to design ever more interesting layouts from simple subunits. Take a look at the third quilt I helped to make this year!
Memory quilts aren't always cute and cuddly, this t-shirt quilt is all about hard rock and good times!
A local Mom asked me to turn her children's baby outfits into a bed-sized quilt and I happily agreed!
A very sentimental Mom asked me to make a bed-sized quilt from her children's baby clothes, and this is going to be one beautiful memory quilt!