Saturday, April 16, 2011

Two Finishes for Two Little Ones

The little jungle quilt that I've been working on is finally finished, labeled and everything! This one was quite a challenge, but so much fun. I really enjoyed making it and am so happy with the results. This is for my soon-to-be-born grandson.
My second finish is a little cloth book for my eight month old grandson. It's made from a panel by Timeless Treasures. I found it at a quilt show last fall and loved the beautiful illustrations. I think it will be really fun for him to look at. I've never made a cloth book before and found it to be a fun and easy project.
 Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday's Design Floor

Here's what's on my design floor this week. I bought this panel years ago while we were still living in Montana. Even though there were no grandchildren on the horizon, I loved the soft colors and intricate illustrations. About a year later, I found the green border fabric at shop in Utah, drastically reduced in price! These two fabrics have resided in a project box on my shelves, but now my new soon-to-be-born grandson is in need of another quilt. 

 As you can see the squares are cut out and ready to sew and I have actually decided what to do with them. Here's my concept quilt worked out using Quilt Pro.
The white squares are where the alphabet blocks go. 
I'm still working to complete the applique on the jungle quilt. I think I can probably finish that today. Then I only need to add borders, layer with backing and batting, and quilt. Here's a picture from last week to refresh you memory of what I'm talking about. This is when I had completed very little of the applique.
 I hope to finish this one in the next few days. I post pictures of the finished quilt, so keep tuned!
If you would like to see what is on other people's design wall, please check out more projects at  Judy's Patchwork Times!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Finally a Finish and Monday's Design Floor

Did you think I wasn't going to post again? I've been in California helping with my first grandson. His Mom was out of town so I got to help out. It was a good time even though I managed to catch a wicked cold. It started with my grandson and made the rounds to my son, then finished up with me. I did manage to finish the owl quilt for my second grandson (due in May). Here's a picture of the parents with it at a baby shower this weekend.
I was also able to get a start on a second quilt and this is what is on my design wall floor. The quilt was originally a cross stitch design that my daughter-in-law loved. I looked at it and told her that there was no way I would be able to finish it in cross stitch but I could copy it in applique. She has purchased and is making the matching birth sampler. I hope to work on the quilt some more this week.