Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIP and a Finish

I haven't managed to finish much but I sure have been able to start a lot of new projects.
First, my finish...

I made this quilt for a friend of my son (a groomsman at my son's wedding on Saturday) who just had his first baby, a beautiful little girl named Isabella Maria.  I wish I could have taken better pictures, but the quilt came out of the dryer about 15 minutes before we were leaving the house for the rehearsal dinner and it was raining.
The pattern is from the Moda Bakeshop and is called Baby Lattice.

I used a solid light blue for the binding and just finished it off with some straight line quilting.

The back is just some leftover squares and stash fabrics.  I did put a label on it (lower right).

I had actually started two baby quilts because I wasn't sure which design I wanted to make for Isabella.  This star quilt ended up being my second choice.
This is still a WIP.  I just need to sew the blocks together and figure out what's going on the back.  I've decided not to use sashing or borders.
It's an easy quilt.  I made a scrappy version of this a couple of years ago.

Another WIP is my Kaffe Fasset stripe quilt. I started this at retreat in March. 
I've sewn the individual blocks.
Working with this fabric is a bit of a challenge. It's thinner than regular quilting cotton so it tends to distort a bit.  However, the beautiful colors are worth it.  I have some dark turquoise blue shot cotton that will be used for the 1" sashing and the binding.   Not yet sure what's going on the back.

My last WIP for today is the Layer Cake Sampler hosted by Material Girl Quilts.

All the blocks are finished and I've put together the top row.  There will be 4 blocks across and 5 down. This will be a pretty big quilt since the blocks finish at 16".  I used a Ruby Layer Cake and Kona Snow.  The sashing will also be Snow.

Enough for today.
Joyful stitching,

Linking up to...

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced