Friday, March 16, 2012

Winter friends

Look at this fun quilt!  You can click on the pictures to see them in more detail.

My teaching friend, Janet,  brought in a top today that makes me so happy.  She created it using a block of the month and some great batiks.  I love the black and white polka dot borders.  She graciously let me snap a few pictures to share with you.

 If you want to leave a comment, I will forward them to Janet.  She doesn't have a blog but I know she would be thrilled to hear what you think.

I am off to bed!  I have to get up early to go to the Lancaster AQS Quilt show tomorrow with some friends from my guild.  I am excited to see some new fabrics and some stunning quilts!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sherbet baby bento boxes

I made this quilt for my coworker's daughter. She is having her first baby in a few weeks.

It was so much fun to make!  I used some of the strips from my Kona jelly roll along with a mix of polka dots from my stash.  The centers were from a charm pack.  I liked it but I didn't love it until I put on the border and binding.  Then it was suddenly much more attractive to me!
I had fun quilting it, too.  I just used a meander with white thread but it felt easier than it has before.  I guess I am learning how to pace my hands and feet better.

The cute hippo backing was from IKEA last summer.

Hope Mom and Baby both enjoy it!

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge, Manic Monday at Sew Happy Geek, Fabric Friday at Pat Sloan, Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory.  So many inspiring projects!  Go take a look!
If you are visiting me from those websites, welcome!