Posts Tagged ‘baby quilt’

Picking (Up) The Low-hanging Fruit

March 27, 2019

My plan to sort through the piles is working, and I think I’ve hit on the “organizational” scheme that will see me through. I’m working on the piles on the floor near my sewing machine. I can see them, reach them, and I’ll have instant feedback of success because there won’t be as much to leap over. This week I am working on two class projects that I determined from the beginning would become donation quilts. This is what the basket class project became:t

I found a cute flannel for the back, and decided to machine applique some of the animals in and around the baskets.

The binding is a stripe I had thought would make a good handle fabric. It didn’t, but I still wanted to use it, so binding it is. The top is busy enough that I did an overall loopedy-loop quilting design. The quilt is labeled and ready to donate, I’ve put away all the leftover fabrics, and I’m ready to start the next project. Is this what progress feels like?

Luck and wisdom!

Baby Quilt – A Project For Another Week

January 24, 2018

I said in the previous blog that the baby quilt was a project for another week. Turns out that was last week.

Cats in huts

The top will be quilted after I finish a couple of pieces with more pressing deadlines. The child who will receive this quilt is already born. Her older brother didn’t get his quilt until close to his first birthday, so I’ve got time.

The Art Quilt Critique Group helped a lot with this project, not only in setting the assignment that inspired the quilt, but in advising me about borders. If you need to kick-start your work as an artist this year, find or create a support group. Not only is there strength in numbers, there is also creativity.

Luck and wisdom!