Something is in the water for sure. I have several friends at the moment that are pregnant. Congratulations to all of them!! The first one that is due, is my hairdresser, who is having a girl in late June.
I have always loved Juliet @ Tartankiwi’s butterfly paper piecing patterns. It did not take me long to make a decision to make my hairdresser a quilt using these patterns. I am thinking of using a 5″, 8″ and 10″ butterfly, moving up the quilt and the background will be all improv. low volume fabrics.
The first one, the 5″ Butterfly is complete. The main fabric used in this block will driving the color combinations of the bigger butterflies. I am loving the color combinations.
The 10″ butterfly is 1/2 way through. I am keeping with the teal and pink theme.
The last one, I am wanting to pull out that lime green that is scattered in the print, with orange and teal highlights.
If you are interested in Juliet’s patterns, they can be found in Craftsy:
I am hoping to have the quilt finished memorial day weekend…just in time for my last hair appointment before she leaves on maternity. Best news is…this is my May goal for ALYOF…and I have started!!
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on right) + Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (see button on the right).
I know this sounds terrible but I am struggling this month on what I should choose as my “A lovely year of finishes”.
This is what should have happened in April, which is not too bad:
||Where is it at?
|Attend Nashville Sew Down
|Blocks and Patterns complete for
Sample Block Mini Quilt
| 3/9 COMPLETE
|Scrap-bee-licious Bee Blocks
|| ALMOST COMPLETE (1 complete,
2 cut and ready for piecing + 1 cut)
|Stash Bee Blocks
|Pillow Pop QAL (threadbias)
|| LOW PRIORITY – NO PROGRESS
|Border & Lines Project Check-in
|| NO PROGRESS
I did add additional projects too, unfortunately that has meant more UFO’s. You can see my original goals for May here. This month, my projects are varied and I would like to make progress on all of it.
- Sample Quilt (finish off all 9 blocks)
- Tapa Star Pillows (Finish completely)
- DS Chicopee pillow
- Stitch and Flip Quilt (Baste, Quilt and Bind) – Practice FMQ
- Lotta Aerial Quilt (Baste, Quilt and Bind)
- Bee Blocks (Scrap-bee-licious and Stash bee blocks)
However, the one project I select for this month, is a project that is brand new and not a any list previously. It is a baby quilt made with Juliet @ Tartankiwi’s butterfly paper piecing block. I have a color scheme in mind and a design, so stay tuned.!! This is what I a linking up.
Linking up with “A lovely year of finishes” (see button on the right).
This weekend was very productive. I managed to get all three receiving blankets finished. They are gifts for my colleagues, each has a new baby boy. I love how they turned out, the colors are fantastic.
I have decided, I am not a huge fan of the minky dimple dot – lots of vacuuming needs to be done to remove all the fluff of my floor. Each of the quilts have minimal quilting, just some simple lines to hold everything in place. The final details for each quilt:
Left Quilt + Right Quilt
Fabric: Kona Sunset Charm Pack,
Sashing: Kona White Jelly Roll
Backing: Minky Dimple Dot
Size: 23″ x 27″
Fabric: Small Half Moon Modern Zig Zags, Moda Fabrics
Sashing: Kona White Skinny Jelly Roll, Ash Grey Jelly Roll
Size: 23″ x 27″
What did you all get done this weekend? Anything fun?