Monday, July 20, 2009

Baby Blankets

I have been busy... just not blogging! But here are a couple of quick pics of my two biggest WIPs.

I'm working on a quilted baby blanket for Kathy, a family friend's first grandchild, a boy, who's coming soon. I'm loving the way this quilt top came out. Each square has a different animal in the center. Kathy said the mom really likes brown and natural colors. I picked all these fabrics, except the sashing, from my stash, and I think it really works. And at the same time is still very baby boy.
Sorry for the crumby picture! The backing will be that light blue with dots fabric... I had to go get more of that at Hobby Lobby, but the width ended up being perfect... I won't even have to piece it!

And then I'm also knitting a blanket for my little one. She's really become attached to the junky old couch throw we have. She feels its nubbles when she's going down for her naps. I'd like her to have something a bit more special, (and something smaller!) so I'm making this textured knit blanket out of soft cotton. Hopefully she'll take to it.
Even if she's not into it it will have been good practice for me. The texture seemed complex at first, but I've got it memorized now. Hopefully I'll make some good progress on it on the road trip I'm heading off on this afternoon!

I've also got a couple other things on different needles and hooks, and a few other sewing projects for the show I'm doing in the local Library in September. I'll post some pics of them when I figure out how to mount them!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Squares Quilt

Well, I finished this one a couple of weeks ago, but have been having camera trouble, so haven't gotten around to posting it! I love this quilt. I've even been using it though it's been so hot! I can't wait to wash it and see how it comes out after that, but I haven't gotten around to that yet. I really loved working with this beautiful fabric! So fun.

The back is just as nice as the front.

Here are a couple close ups of the patterned squares.

Now I'm working on some quilted art pieces to go in a show at the local library. I'm not sure how I'm going to frame them yet, but we'll see. I'll post pictures of them when they're nicely mounted.

And then next up is a quilt for a baby on the way in the family! I've got lots of ideas for it, but am not positive yet. Can't wait to cut some fabric!