Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Quilts finished and Quilts begun

So I have finally finished two of the three baby quilts that I was trying to hurry and send off. The first one I finished was for Chelsey. She had a baby girl in February.
This is the backing fabric I used. You can kind of see the quilting pattern I did, if you look closely.
I just barely finished binding it not 10 minutes ago. I used a really cute hot pink fabric with dragonflies all over it.
You can kind of see the dragonfly detail in this picture.
The second quilt I finished was for my friend Taylor. She is having a baby boy in June, and her baby shower was on Sunday. Since I was unable to attend, due to Mom's birthday party in Big City, I wanted to hurry and get her quilt sent to her as closely to the party date as I could.
This is the quilt back. It's kind of busy, and doesn't match exactly any of the other blues I used, but because I used so many different colors of blue, it still looks really cute.
This is a close up of the backing fabric. I just love this pattern!
And here is the binding. I finished it Monday night, but forgot to take it to work with me so I could ship it off yesterday. Fortunately I'm going to work tomorrow, so I can get it sent out then.

In other crafty projects, I've decided to see if I can maybe sell some quilts on Etsy. I had some really cute baby quilt ideas that I have been working on. I was going to enter one of them in a Fons and Porter baby quilt contest last year, but didn't get it done in time. In fact, I never really started it. However, I have decided to give it a whirl and see how it turns out. If it is good enough, then maybe I will sell it! Here is my progress so far.
Two of the blocks have little building blocks appliqued on them that spell out "baby". I'm not completely done with the blocks yet. I need to machine stitch some block lines on so that they look more like actually wooden building blocks.
I button hole stitched around the lettering. It turned out really a lot better than I had hoped. I have two more blocks waiting to be stitched, so hopefully I can get them done today. Fortunately I have plenty of work to keep me busy while I watch my Harry Potter HD DVD marathon this week! More progress photos to come, so keep checking back!


Lola said...

It's looking good!!

Ringmaster said...

Cute quilting. Love the flowers.