I did get a few things done over the weekend, including finishing up the quilt top for baby Izzy's blanket and two more star blocks for Oren's Star Wars quilt.
Izzy's quilt is a scrappy Trip Around the World but with a specific color theme. Her nursery is light greens, pinks and dark browns so I chose fabrics with that in mind. I'm not overly in love with it, but hopefully they will be. I really think it should be one row wider to complete the design but I don't really want to make it that big.
I'm debating between an allover free-motion (one of my standards--either a stipple or a loopy design) or straight-line quilting along the diagonal. I can't decide. If I was more in love with this design and wanted to invest the time I think a concentric circle or spiral following the diamonds the colors make might be neat.
For Oren I made a wonky star (this is a great tutorial if you've never made one and you definitely should) and an Evening Star. So far, I love how they're coming together and Chris and Oren really like this one too. I have bent enough to agree to buy licensed Star Wars fabric for the back. I know--Mom of the Year right here. Every once in awhile I'll bend. ;)
|Sorry this picture is so fuzzy--maybe I should stand a little stiller when snapping???|
Today I got my fabrics ready to start my triple-zip pouch for Debbie's 3ZAL. In the two weeks she's hosted it, over 125 little pouches have been made and added to the flickr group. I decided to use some old fabric from my Great-Grandmother's stash with some vintage flair for my main fabric choice. While I dearly love my bright aquas, pinks and citrus colors, every once in awhile I love me some old primary colors too. :)
I hope to get started on it tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.
And I let Oren choose the next block for his quilt: EQ calls it Starry Path. I printed out the paper piecing templates and have fabrics chosen. This was quite the pattern to put together--EQ will give you foundation paper piecing templates, but since it took up 4 sheets of paper I had to tape them together to cut them out and then remember how it all went together. I'm hoping the actual piecing goes easier than getting the piecing ready. ;)
|Can you see all the notes I had to make to myself on this bad boy? What color goes where and what pieces line up with each other. Hopefully the sewing is easier. ;)|