Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quilts, quilts and more quilts

Sorry I've been M.I.A. lately again. I've been pretty busy with these 2 little cuties...

and even with some sewing!

Actually, I’ve been quilting up a storm lately. Within in the last month I have completed 2 crib size I-spy quilts, have pieced half of a twin size I-spy quilt (I plan on sharing my pattern for this!) and am currently quilting a lap size quilt. Plus, I am going to participate in the Across the Sea quilt-along. I'm really excited about it since it will be my first quilt-along! Head on over and join in the fun, too...

All of these projects have/will use up a lot of my scrap fabric. I have lots of small to medium size pieces of fabric that I LOVE that are leftovers from other projects. It’s nice to put them to good use in these quilts.

And while typing this, I came up with an idea for twin size quilts for some of my siblings. I am hoping to do these for Christmas or birthdays next year. It seems I've become a little quilt crazed!

On to the pictures...
Here is the first completed I-spy quilt which is for my nephew Harlen. The backing is blue with safari animals-

This one is for my cousin’s daughter Sadie-
I LOVE the pieced back… so girly!

And here is a sneak peak of the lap size quilt that I’m working on. This one is for our home! It is the largest quilt I’ve made at 60” square and the first time I’ll be doing free motion quilting (stippling, to be exact). This type of quilting is a bit difficult, time consuming and uses LOTS of thread, but I like the look of it so far & can’t wait to finish.