Tuesday, April 23, 2013

UFO Parade addition

 I really need to take more pictures of my quilts as I'm making them. I'm taking pictures of my UFOs and I can't believe how much that would help in layouts!

While going through just the ones that I have laying around, I found one that I forgot to add to the list.

 This quilt was made for a co-worker expecting her first child. It is the closest one to being finished since it is mostly quilted, I just have to figure out how to quilt around the name and in the pink border. I just outline quilted around each 'Maverick Star' and in the ditch on the little brown border since I wanted it to stay soft. I struggle with meandering so I don't want to do that around the name but I really don't know what else to do. I've pretty much just done straight line quilting on any quilts I've done previously - which isn't very many. I think I've done one quilt and one table runner. Any other quilt I've made has been donated so I didn't quilt them.

I like to use flannel for the backs on baby quilts and this one was so perfect for the pink and brown top! It's not a good picture, but they are baby bunnies and the word, cutie on it.

Did I mention that the baby will have her first birthday in June???? lol


This is a red/cream double 4 patch that I'm making for my bed. I have all the blocks made, I just need to get it together.

This one I made for DH for our anniversery - 10 years ago!!He had a quilt that was made for him by his 'Granny' and the thing just disintegrated! It was made with double knits and the filler was an old blaneket. He loved that thing and I just couldn't save it. We used to just throw it in the washer and dryer - I loved quilts but didn't know very much about caring for them at the time. So I thought I was doing so good making this as a replacement. It is my oldest UFO and DH never misses the opportunity to remind me of that fact! :o) This one points out to me the need to take pictures as I go because I would have spread out the colors more. 

I arrived at work yesterday and saw this in the parking lot! For just a moment I thought I had been transported to Texas - we live in Indiana. :o)

I can't leave out our Princess! Doesn't she look like she's thinking, "Nanna, would you quit with the camera already?!"
Happy quilting!!


  1. Love the baby quilt and the double four patch -- they're both gorgeous!

  2. Great baby quilt! I live in Columbus Indiana