On Saturday, I went to a quilt retreat (my first ever) and that stack (after some trimming because my math is not that great and my pattern making skills are a little new) became a bunch of these blocks.
And those blocks became this quilt top!
Between talking, eating, and nursing K, I managed to get the top almost completely finished. I just have to add a 4" strip of the cranberry solid all around, then piece the backing, quilt it and bind it and I'm done.
This will be for D's toddler bed. Can't wait to have it finished.
No worries, I'm still around. I just haven't been able to find the time to blog lately.
I have been busy though.
I finished cutting up this bunch for a toddler quilt for Little D. She was sleeping in her toddler bed for a while, but has decided to move back to her crib. We're not pushing the bed at this point because Baby K is still in the bassinet, but soon D will have to move to her bed permanently. What better way to make her think the big girl bed is best than to give it a new quilt!
D was complaining that her blanket now, her crib quilt, is too small for her bed. And it's true. It's not nearly long enough or wide enough, so if she turns, she gets uncovered. Good thing mommy is handy with a sewing machine.
These hexies are for the Get Your Hex On swap. The first block is Valentines themed, so all the fabrics chosen are reds and pinks. Then we have to make a heart and sew it on to a white square.
Somehow, though, D got a hold of my paper templates, and now instead of 25, I only have 10. Ooops.
I also did a bunch of swapping for destash on Flickr and got some great blue and purple scraps in return.
Of course I just had to use them right away and I whipped up a bunch more feather halves. I think I have about 16 whole feathers so far. I'm going to have to get some more fabric bits soon as I'm slowly running out of options.
Love how they're turning out so far though. I'm thinking black centres and some kind of textured cream background.
This weekend is also exciting for me as I'm going to my first ever quilt retreat! It's a one day event from 9-9 of pure uninterrupted sewing. I'm really hoping to get the toddler bed quilt done. Hope to show you next week what I've accomplished.
And some more exciting news...
I bought a serger!!! Eeep!
It's a Huskylock 901 I found second hand. The lady who owned it only used it for the class but never on her own.
Anyone have any experience with a Huskylock 901? I've looked for reviews online, but they are far and few between. Any serger tips for a first time user?