Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Bow Tie Baby Quilt and WIPs
I am very excited about the positive response I have received for the Let's Get Acquainted! Blog Hop. Updated info can be found here. If you are participating, please grab a button and let other new bloggers know about it (I think the button works correctly - please let me know if it doesn't.) I used this straightforward tutorial by Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts to create the HTML code box.
I finished up this baby quilt yesterday (it is raining again today so I can't get any pics of it outside - I thought it was supposed to be April Showers - isn't it May???) I think it is called a Bow Tie quilt? I basically just cut out large squares of the pink and small squares of scrap fabric and stitched them together HST style.
I put the smaller HSTs away for another project and I squared the larger blocks. I then cut some more blocks from the pink, stitched the blocks into rows, and stitched the rows together. I thought the quilt was too small after I used up all my blocks and since I didn't have any more of the pink fabric, I just improvised with some scraps for the bottom. I free motion quilted it with a meandering stitch - it is my second time doing so and I really enjoy the process - it is fun deciding the stitch pattern as you go.
And I used more of the Momo Wonderland fabric that I cut into for the My Precious QAL.
As for WIPs, I started making some scrappy, wonky little houses - not sure if I am going to make a quilt (the plan being to make a bunch of the small ones for the quilt top and put the big one on the back or the reverse.) But I might just do something smaller like a pillow or a bag.
And I started making some HSTs for a chevron quilt (or pillow or bag.)
I haven't been crocheting but I've been taking pics of things I've already made like this blanket (which took forever!)
I guess I also can consider finishing up the navigation bar a WIP - I finally have everything linked up correctly but I still want to finish up the pages. I also want to work on the actual projects for the links I put in under the Participating In tab.
Fabrics used in Bow Tie Quilt:
Amy Butler Love Cypress Paisley Lime (backing)
Erin McMorris Wildwood Flower Shower in Fuschia (binding)
Erin McMorris Wildwood Flower Shower in Gold
Momo Wonderland Tweedle Dee (Sugar?)
Amy Butler Midwest Modern Honeycomb in Sand
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Dream Dot Clementine
Heather Bailey Pop Garden Sway in Lime
Sarah Jane Children at Play Summer Gardens Lilac
Kona Cotton Petal
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