Two Quilts in Progress

April 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm 5 comments

I’m not posting nearly enough I think. Finding more time for piecing and quilting gets more and more difficult. I really love to stay up late at night and sew for a few hours, but I pay for it the next day. How do you all find balance?

Anyway, I have finished the deconstructed Any Way You Slice It quilt. I was very surprised to find that I didn’t enjoy this way of piecing. However, I’m really happy with how this is turning out. This vertical column of blocks will be offset, leaving a large open area. Binding will be dark brown, or a scrappy binding.

And, for something completely different, a baby quilt that I wasn’t expecting to make but my daughter Suzannah insisted I make something for her principal’s wife who just had a baby girl who has an ocean-themed nursery:

I need to figure out how to do the umbrella handles. I’m going to make a sand castle next to the pile of ‘seaweed’ Any other suggestions for what to add in are totally welcome! This has been a fun project because it is so completely out of my regular work.   Batiks!  A completely new world of fabrics that I have normally stayed way away from.  The three small circles will be sand dollars and the striped rectangle is a beach towel.  Does it need a bucket?

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Amy @ parkcitygirl  |  April 8, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Balance!? I tend to play one night and sleep the next :)

    Your quilt projects are really fun! Love the playfulness of the baby quilt :)

  • 2. tina frye  |  April 8, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Both are very cute! I like to stay up late and sew,too.I have tried waking up early to get that extra time I would have staying up late but it is just not the same. My creativity flows more naturaly at night. I have yet to find a good balance. I always like your quilts!

  • 3. Katy  |  April 9, 2009 at 6:22 am

    I can’t wait to see the ocean themed one finished!

  • 4. kathleen, troon, scotland  |  April 13, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    It needs a bucket! How about a starfish or two, and some octopi? There are bound to be some printed fabrics somewhere with lovely octopusses! Good luck xx

  • 5. bathe  |  June 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I’m mad about batik. Love that fabric you’re using for sea. Looking forward to more!

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