I'm doing this slightly under protest and ONLY because it's part of the rules. I don't really want any of you to go over to Lila Tueller's blog and enter win her quilt (made from her new fabric line called Eden), because that decreases my chances of winning it. But she says I have to tell you about it or I'm not really entered. So in that sense it increases my chances too. Circular. Anyway, I told you, but please, don't go enter. Look at her beautiful things, yes. But please, don't anyone else enter to win. And cross your fingers for me.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This quilt has been hanging around for a long time. I mean, a LOOOONNNNNGGGG time. I made a bubblegum pink version of this for my niece when she was born. Nearly seven years ago. Ladies, that is how I roll. If you didn't know it before, you know it now. I just had seen a vintage quilt that looked like this, drafted my own pattern. That's why if you look closely, the scallops have issues. So don't look too closely.
Initially I had left that big white border empty of quilting. I just had the crosshatching in the center blocks. Mistake. It just wasn't right. So last night, I added the floral quilting.
This is actually the quilt that I stayed up late on New Year's Eve binding for Jacquie's Joy in the New Year challenge. I finished the binding at like 12:08, so I didn't count it. Then I decided it wasn't complete, so it sat for a month and a half.
My friend had a baby shower for her third girl this morning. She's doing the nursery in purple, so that was perfect. I guess this quilt has been laying around waiting for her. I just didn't know it.
Other things I worked on last night were some stitching on some thank you cards I made for her -- which I neglected to take a picture of -- and then I did a few whirligig blocks for Cathy's whirlygig quilt-along. They weren't worth taking a picture of, because I just did some chain piecing. No actual blocks were finished last night. Maybe next month (hopefully before then).