Sunday, March 31, 2013

Another UFO Completed!

Well, after not touching my sewing machine for nearly a year, I've managed to make some good progress in the last couple of weeks!

This quilt is for a coworker who recently had a baby boy. Her shower is this week, so I had a good solid deadline to spur me along. It's not one of my greater masterpieces, but it turned out pretty cute considering it was started over a year ago with scraps of blue that couldn't seem to find a home.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One Year Ago Today

Sadly, this is not the case in 2013. We're still measuring snow in the ground in feet. :( I'm thinking the crocus are still weeks away.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

UFO Finished!

Since bringing the puppy home over a year ago, my sewing machine has been languishing in the office, sad and unused (just like this blog!). But after returning home from Hawai'i, I was motivated to get a few things done. Hoku seems to be fine for an hour or so (and by fine, I mean he isn't whining his head off begging me to play) just laying by the gate.

I started this quilt sometime in Oct/Nov 2011 for a dear friend who was pregnant with her second daughter. Several pieces of the fabric in the star have special meaning - one is a scrap from a pair of PJs, one is part of my friend's dress from sometime in the 80s. The changing pad is made up of the same fabrics in one inch squares.

I used the backing fabric to guide the hand-quilting on the changing pad. The front seemed too busy to be bothered with quilting, so I focused on the back. It seemed an interesting way to tie the front/back together.

The design is based on a free pattern from Moda Bake Shop: