This Pokemon quilt was made by my guild mate Alice. She drew all the Pokemon characters with regular crayons. They turned out great!. I quilted it for her by quilting in the ditch around each square. Then I quilted the border using a pattern she had previously marked for me. I really love this quilt. If my boys were still into Pokemon, I'd be tempted to make one myself.
I finished my other 18 blocks to go along with my pinwheels blocks and have sewn them all together.
I'm not sure what the name of this pattern is. I saw a photo of it on the internet a while ago and decided I would try to replicated it. All I have left to do is add the borders, but that will have to wait till later on in the week because tomorrow I have to start quilting a different quilt for one of my guild mates.
I have two different quilts that I want to get pieced together by the end of the month.
To me, the most time consuming part of any project is cutting out the fabric.
Once that part is done the rest of the process seems to go pretty fast.
I spent my time today cutting all the fabric I will need for my two projects.
These pieces will turn into a lap quilt for one of my friends.
Not sure of the name of the pattern for this one.
I saw a picture of a spiffy quilt on the internet and thought I would try to replicate it.
These pieces will turn into "Sweet Spot", the quilt for the February Le Petite monthly challenge.
Hopefully I will have some spare time tomorrow to chain piece all these together.
My friend's bag has arrived and she LOVED it! And now that she has it, I won't spoil any surprises by showing it off here. I used the the Profession Tote pattern from The Creative Thimble. I am so excited about it. I really had a good time making this bag. The shark fabric was really fun to work with. I even have a little shark fabric leftover so I will have to find some cute little patterns to help use it up.
I added some small embroidery designs to the inside pockets.
I saw these cute shark designs at Embroidery Library and thought they would go perfect in the bag.
This bag is loaded with pockets, inside and out. It fits everything. I love it.
I finished the rest of the quilting and the binding for my Mon Ami quilt on Wednesday night, but it has been raining for 3 days straight so I wasn't able to go outside to take a photo of it till this afternoon.
I added a light blue fabric as the binding to help frame out the yellow border.
I finished my beach scene drawing two Sundays ago, and finished adding the color the other night.
Time to start a fresh new page of doodles, just not sure what scene to do next.
I guess I shall see where my pen takes me.
Yesterday I spent most of the day quilting my guild mates quilt. It is a queen size and I got more than half of it done. But around 5 o'clock, after spending my whole day quilting this quilt, I found myself getting irritable. For what reason I don't really know. It could have been too many hours in the chair, or me rolling over the corner of the quilt with my chair ripping the batting close to the edge, or the fact that I see too many "wiggles" in my quilting lines than I am comfortable with. Or it could have been all of those mixed together. I found myself extremely grumpy so I decided to go do something else. I went to the kitchen to check on my daughter who was preparing dinner and I brought my Mon Ami quilt to the table to baste it while I chatted with her and helped her out a little. -- My daughter and I have deal: She was $8 short of buying some clothes she wanted. So I told her I would pay the $8 if she would cook 8 meals for us. She agreed, I was excited. :)
After dinner I started the quilting on my Mon Ami and my mood was was vastly improved. Not sure if it was the cheery yellow or the fact that I was working on a project of my own that I get to keep, but either way, working on this project helped me get back to a calm relaxed state.
I didn't get to finish the quilting last night, but this is what I have so far. I stitched in the ditch around each block, but I want to add some more quilting inside each block. Not sure what type yet, perhaps some swirly type quilting inside each star. I shall ponder over it for a bit and post the finished photo later this week.