Sunday, June 4, 2017

Two Projects and a Surprise

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of production for me. I made a banner to hang in the church sanctuary, reflecting the current sermon series...

Size: 72"L x 42"W
 I used the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci to build the words. It was a new technique to learn, and I thoroughly enjoyed the process!

My nephew and his wife had a baby girl, so of course I made a quilt! I choose the colors based on the fabric used for the window treatment. 
Front, using mostly Cotton and Steel fabrics

Back, luscious minky!
 I quilted it on my Juki sewing machine, using the Baptist fan motif. 

And for the surprise...
I work the garden beds at church, and there was a small tree sprouting in the bed right next to the building. Of course I had to remove it. I never expected this!
That is a sprouting walnut! (Somewhere there is a very hungry squirrel looking for his lunch!) It was such an unexpected surprise; I came home and planted it in a pot in my backyard! I hope I can keep it growing.

I'm linking up today with Beth/Monday Making at http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/2017/06/monday-making.html


Friday, March 17, 2017

Piecework

I started to make a baby quilt last week but it did not get finished in time for the baby shower. 
Just Keep Swimming
I need to add a couple of borders, but it is set aside for now. Instead I am busy working on another baby quilt. Here is a sneak peek!



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I Spy Quilt Finished and Delivered

A family in my church recently birthed a baby, a second son. I decided to finish up an I Spy quilt that I pieced a year or two ago and gift it to them.  The two boys can have fun playing I Spy together in a few years!

(The 5" squares were collected
through an online I Spy swap.)
 I had a very puffy polyester batting that I used because I thought it would be so soft and fun! It is just that, but it was a bear to quilt on my machine. The lines were rather wavy in spots. You can see how I quilted it on the back...