In the Works

I'm finally on the bandwagon again to complete a wardrobe for my little guy. It was supposed to have been completed in the fall but I got a little side tracked with Christmas quilt making. 

Where I'm at: 

Freshly washed and messily folded knit stash

3 Fishsticks Designs Patterns all cut out

List of prints and the
coordinating solid color

First shirt in the works

Hmmm, Need a little solid color to
break up all the dogs I think 

First completion of 2012

I finished my mother-in-law's Flora quilt just in the nick of time. I literately took the quilt out of the dryer and put it in our suitcase on our way out the door to the airport.  I had to wrap it in the rental car at the restaurant where her birthday celebration was.
It turned out really beautifully. The quilting was lovely and I'm really proud of the piecing I was able to accomplish.

I even added a quilt label AND the pièce de résistance was a photo of all the family members pieced together via photoshop, printed onto fabric courtesy of bubblejet and then hand-sewn onto the back. 

My 'stitch happens' moment on this quilt was when hurriedly adding the binding I had right sides together but a little twisted. Luckily it was only a few stitches to rip out and try again. Whew.

January Half-Square quilt block

I've got my fabrics all chosen for the 2012 Half-Square Triangle Quilt-a-long, a few fat quarters from Moda's Butterscotch & Roses and a really dark gray polka dot that I'm going to use as the 'neutral'.

I'm going to use a great lime green houndstooth for the sashing & border and I hope it turns out okay. I really like the idea of the green breaking up the charcoal gray and I really like houndstooth. I hope I don't get too impatient waiting for the blocks each month. I'm sure I can keep myself busy with other projects. ;)

The block of the month for January is the Sawtooth Star. I decided to use the alternative method to put it together. Half-square triangles are definitely a work in progress for me. I was so excited to get started that I was zooming through and making a mess of it. I ripped out several seams and put it back together and ended up with this: 

Not perfect, but not too bad either. I'm looking forward to seeing how my skills get better from month to month. Hopefully I won't mind putting a January block in the same quilt as a December block. ;)

Flora quilt top is done

I'm very pleased with how this quilt turned out. I really tried to pay attention to detail at each step and I think it really paid off. 

It's at the quilters and should be ready soon. Yay!!

Piecing like a maniac

I'm really pleased with how my mother-in-law's birthday quilt (aka Flora Quilt) is going together.

LOTS of pieces but it's going together pretty quickly. I'd like to be able to finish it up this weekend and hopefully get it to the quilter's on Monday. We'll see, since a certain someone keeps interrupting things....

Quilt-a-long 2012

One of my goals for this year is to participate in an on-line Quilt-a-long and I think I may have found the one I want!

I used half square triangles on my folks quilt and actually sewed all triangles. I realize there are several different ways of cutting half sqares and I think for the quilt along I'll try this one. 

I have also signed up for the Curves Class at Stitched in Color! which starts in February. Soooo excited!!

So, I have my mother-in-law's quilt to finish, which should be in good shape this weekend since the fabric I needed arrived a couple days ago. Then we go visit family. Come back, sew up some outfits for my little man and hit the ground running in February for curve sewing craziness. Woo hoo!

{I am offiically not allowed to put anything else on my sewing list until March, once the curves class is complete.}