Back in November, I machine quilted this fun little baby quilt for Stephanie.
She’d pieced it a long time ago, and thought I could try out my new machine on it.
I had a lot of fun doing an edge-to-edge flower and leaf and swirl pattern, mimicing the little daisies in the background.
I should have realized it would look a little Christmas-y on the back with the red thread, but hey, red and green are complimentary, right?
I am having WAY too much fun with my longarm.
In related news, I’m finishing up the last of the prototypes for my spring patterns, and then they’re off to the testers! Wooo!
I’ve wanted to make one of these for a while.
I’ve also wanted to repurpose an old warped rotary mat I’ve had sitting around. So when Moda announced their Sliced competition, I already knew what I wanted to make. Lucky for me, their criteria matched up quite nicely with this project. I cut up the old mat to use as stabilizer, so that this box stays sturdy and doesn’t slouch.
Yippee for a lovely new place to store all that ribbon!
PS: If you see the crocheted project by akaLauni over there, that’s my mom. Show her some love too, will ya? Mwa!
My (not so) little brother is getting married tomorrow, which of course means that my house is full of flowers.
His little chicky (aka fiancee) wanted to be surrounded with purple, yellow, and white on her big day.
So naturally, her wish is our command.
My house smells glorious, and I’m gearing up to make a billion boutonierres and bouquets.
Right after I go have some yummy food at the dinner in their honor.
But don’t worry, I still love you. And I still have a bunch of quilts and projects to show you, too.
Just as soon as I can breathe.
I quilted this version of Grammy’s Scrap Basket for my awesome neighbor and friend, Stephanie. I LOVE the colors she chose. I asked her what she wanted me to do, and she said I could do whatever I wanted. She knew I was just getting started with this machine and said I could practice.
I love that.
So, I decided to take each section of the quilt and do something different on it.
Some things worked out better than others, but all of it was fun.
I also love that she just used scraps from her stash to make this.
I mean, that was the idea behind Grammy’s Scrap Basket in the first place.
I made the original with a Honey Bun, but those aren’t being made anymore. And obviously, that’s okay since all this quilt takes are 1½” strips. A great way to use up leftovers from other projects.
I am so glad Stephanie let me play with her quilt, and have fun trying out some different patterns. It turned out so pretty! Plus, it’s always fun for me to see quilts people have made from one of my patterns. Thanks again, Steph!
PS Did you see the free quilt pattern I designed for the Moda Bake Shop this month? I’m working on a really great version of it with a twist. Check back later today to see a sneak peek! Anyone want to join me?