Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lost the quilting mojo, but now it's back!

The last month, I just have not felt like doing any sewing or quilting.  Anybody else feel like that sometimes?  But, as of last week, it came back with a vengeance! Three coworkers are pregnant ( something in the water, for sure) and one just had a baby in December, so I am getting busy with baby quilts:

 This one is for a baby girl, born in December.  I did a raw edge applique for the edges of the hearts, and lots of scraps.

 Close up of the hearts.  I took pictures as I was making the top, so I will hopefully put a tutorial up later this weekend.

This was a very simple top to put together, which I really needed at the time.  I am so looking forward to quilting this, I see lots of unique design areas. 

I found a stack of these in a bin, and decided to go ahead and get them ready to applique.

I like to use the glue stick method to do my edges on applique.

Some of the points turned out better than I thought they would.  Most of these stars were made by hand.  I got them in some fabric bins someone gave me when their mother passed away a few years ago.

Finished and pressed.

My finished Chicago Pavement quilt top.

Close up of the blocks and border.  I used fabrics that resemble 1800's fabric.

Well, that's what I have been up to lately.  Next week, I am hoping to get at least one quilt on the frame and quilted.  I haven't finished one quilt so far this year-yikes! Time to get busy.
I hope everyone has a great day quilting.  I will be joining the, they are running a special due to it being National Quilting Day, so I am biting the bullet and doing it.
Happy quilting,