August 10, 2012

One Down, Infinity to Go!

It seems as if my project list keeps growing by the day but I'm getting distracted with fun little ideas and challenges.  Here's a run down of my project list:

(1) Baby Girl Quilt for co-worker - FINISHED!

TA-DA - I really love the way this one came out. As the hubby keeps saying, it's not overly girly, but I think it's very sweet - the back is a Snuggle Pack, which I love because it is 60x66 so it doesn't need to be pieced and it is so soft for babies.

Now, I've got to do another quilt for this same co-worker for a boy. We're going to do the same pattern but in boy fabrics so it will be fun to compare the two!

(2) So, I bought a bag of pick scraps at our Guild's Second Chance Boutique for $3 - what a steal, right?  I came up with "scrappy pinwheels" - I added a few pinks from my stash and pulled out some Kona snow solid.  I prepared the fabric by cutting into 1, 1 1/2 and 2 inch strips and are piecing them together then making half-square triangles for a pinwheel effect.  Here's the WIP view:

Really cute so far!  It's sort of retro and vintage-y feeling.  The pinwheels will finish about 8 1/2 inches. I can't wait to find just the right backing.   Don't know what I will do with this when it's done, but I LOVE that the top only cost me $3 plus some stash diving to make.

(3) My quilt-y friends and I are going to get together for a night of granny square madness! The theme is aqua/red and I made my sample block so I can teach everyone how to make these!

I've got tons more projects as well!

(4) Last minute baby shower gift for my mom's neighbor - haven't started yet but have to get that done this weekend.  I'm doing a fast jelly roll quilt and will post pictures of that this weekend.
(5) Christmas Flurry Star - top finished, binding made, need to sandwich and quilt.
(6) Tipsy - haven't started
(7) Salt Air car seat quilt - haven't started
(8) Sock Monkey Christmas part 2 - haven't started
(9) I've got 112 Christmas charms coming my way and I've got LOTS of ideas about what to do with them!

 I LOVE that I have been able to sew more lately - it's so relaxing for me and I feel my creative juices flowing.  OK, back to the sewing room!

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