Here we are,
one-third of the way halfway through January (I started writing this a few days ago, but got interrupted). I am busy in my studio, working on a couple of fun quilting projects. There are three that I will talk about today: he Morris Quilt, the Attic Windows quilt and the Stay At Home Round Robin Quilt.
The first, the Morris Quilt, is a queen size commission for a friend’s big birthday. This is her husband’s gift to her, and she knew the fabric she wanted. We consulted a bit, and since she wasn’t in a hurry, I knew I could get it done for her before spring.
We found some quilts on the Morris site and we settle on making one similar to the Kensington Kaleidescope. You can find the pattern, deisgned by Marilyn Foreman of Quilted Moments here. I have purchased a copy of the pattern, as I think it is the way of being honest about my inspiration.
I did the same stars, but not a kaleidescopic version. I did framed squares, again without the kaleidescopic centers. My fabrics were in fat quarters, and had been washed. There was no way to do the repeats and the larger print with animals would have turned into something odd had I done the kaleidescope. Furthermore, we wanted to feature the fabrics. I am at the point where I need to decide about the borders and right now I am thinking a piano key boarder, as I have a lot of fabric leftover and that would be fun. I need to do some calculations to make sure I can get what I want out of the fabric that remains.
The next project, another comission, was to make a quilt for an older sister. Younger sister is getting the quilt I called Fairies from My Window. I found this wonderful unicorn fabric and the Aunt who commissioned it said that it would be perfect. The original quilt was sold at our church fair and this commission will also go to the church.
This unicorn fabric is from 3 Wishes Fabric and is called Celestial Journey – Celestial Unicorn. The quilt awaits borders, and then it will be quilted. It should be done before the end of the week.
The last is my Stay At Home Round Robin (SAHRR) quilt with Gail at Quilting Gail. You can still join in on the fun – here’s the link to the selecting your block post. Monday we will get our first assignment for the first set of blocks. I did this last year and loved the quilt I made, so I am looking forward to it. I think I have enough coordinating fabrics and will use a white background.
There are a few other things in the background. I plan to so the RSC2022 and the first color is red. I have not picked a block so that is the first order of business. I am also joining in on Planview with Quilting Jetgirl. I also will have a little project for the Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop, running the last week in January. This should all keep me out of trouble, don’t you think!
AND….don’t forget…start writing your tips and tutorials for this month. I have some fun charm packs to give away to kick off the year. I am hoping that it will generate some more interest in people posting more of their own tips and tutorials. You can link up anytime after the 22nd….so lets have some fun and get some of your great tips and tutes out in the world.
Coming Up on My Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd with Challenge/Prizes
Polar Bear Plunge Blog Hop (1/24-28)
Linking Up With: