Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Recent Projects

In the last few weeks I have completed 2 projects… and I am working on one that is not mine.

The quilt guild just raffled off a quilt and we have already begun the next raffle quilt, which is usually the case with raffle quilts. I volunteered to do 2 of the blocks in red work embroidery and offered to do one of the borders. It is about 72” long… and there is a lot of work in it. I have about 2/3 of it done!!!  But no pictures so far.

I did make a baby quilt too. Nothing fancy and I think it is the way I will go in the future. Most babies are not visual in the early months and then when they are, black and white is the most stimulating. The pattern is simple, the Disappearing 9 Patch made with bright fabrics for the centers. It goes together quickly and will work for boys (more blues and purples), girls (reds and pinks)… and unknowns (an equal amount of all the colors).

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The backing for this quilt is flannel… in a very colorful graphic!

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For myself I also made another little jacket. My DH picked up the fabric for me on his first trip to South Africa. I deliberated between using a wax batik or this hand printed cotton. I have made this jacket before (see here) no modifications, and I made a pink elephant one that modified by lining with flannel.  Once again I modified the pattern (The Raglan Topper), by making it longer, used the binding to hem instead of turning the bottom edge up, added some pockets and curved the front corner. The jacket is totally unconstructed and simple to put together-no lining and no interfacings… the pockets won’t hold much, in terms of weight, but they are nice to have.

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The only other things of note are… I cleaned up my sewing space…. not perfect, just put away the treads, rulers, cutters, etc. and gave the floor a good vacuuming!

Next up… International Quilt Festival Houston!

More later-Beth

9 comments:

Jean said...

Sounds like a fun spell! I am about to start a boy baby quilt myself. So jealous about Houston!

wolfiestitchin said...

I kind of got my space in order this morning, at least put stuff in their places, just to make it look semi neat when I'm away :)
Houston here we come!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Love the quilt and love the jacket! Have fun in Houston!

Titia said...

Very Pretty jacket. Lucky you to go to Houston! Taking lots of bags and the credit card?

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Exuberant Color said...

I love that flannel backing!! Have fun in Houston.