Saturday, April 1, 2017

Do the Hustle

Hustling right along here getting quilts done. I've quilted several and am just finishing up a couple more. Two more sister-in-law birthday quilts to complete and then it's on to other projects. I must say, give me a deadline and I'm ON IT!

 Below - for Jen, she was very happy it was "colorful". I am currently making another quilt with this same pattern (Missouri Star Quilt Company) for another fab sis-in-law, but I will be using white for the background squares, not different colors, it should look substantially different - always fascinating with quilting - color placement.

Below - for Danica's baby boy arriving in June - this one is actually quilted now, just one more side to hand stitch the binding down on.

 Below - a fun quilt for my amazing Mother-in-Law to cuddle her great grandchildren in (birthday in a week!)

Below - A little summer table topper, I made it with a panel, since one of my Bees has a "panel" challenge this month. It's interesting, I can do denser, more intricate quilting on little table toppers, but I do NOT have the patience to do this on larger quilts. 

 I also actually sorted through some fabric that was just thrown in my stash after using bits and pieces of it INCLUDING cutting down pieces smaller than a fat quarter into my "scrap" sizes - I'm pretty boring, I only have two: 5" squares and 2 1/2" strips.

In other news, we got a ceiling fan installed over our bed (will be GREAT for those hot flashes this summer). We have an inexpensive IKEA bed and a really big and heavy mattress (king-sized), while moving the bed back after installing the fan - the frame BROKE!  We got it all glued up and slept on our mattress on the floor for a couple of days, then put it all back together last night. This morning I got up early to use the bathroom and when I got back in bed, it made a suspicious noise - I was VERY still after that.  I shudder to think what will happen when any hanky-panky starts up...

The fan looks great though!  Hope you are getting some quilting in - or whatever it is that makes your heart go pitter patter!