Thursday, January 22, 2015

Randomness

Checking in here today with some random quilting finishes for January so far.

I'm doing the Moda Building Blocks with some girls over at Gooba Designs Blog http://goobadesigns.blogspot.com   Kristin has the quilt broken down into about 5-6 months so each month we can do a few blocks and still be able to work on other projects.  Here are my blocks for the month of January........

I really enjoyed working with these 5 block patterns and I'm thrilled with my fabric picks from my Denyse Schmidt stash.
 Then I pulled out an old project I've been doing with an instagram friend.  These are X & Plus blocks.

We are doing 8 a month and swapping out....which makes the assembly of this go much faster....except when Christmas falls 2 months into the swap and we do nothing LOL    Well, I decided I better do a few before I get sidetracked again so the picture on the right is my 8 blocks for Jean.  I think she'll like them......  I'll catch up with January's next week.

Then, I sent my Bonnie Hunter Mystery off to my favorite quilter Sarah last week and it came home today so I decided on a binding color, got it cut and on the quilt pronto this afternoon!!!
 


I was thinking as I was folding this up for Sarah that I'd most likely use all the blacks from the top for the binding but when it came home I realized it needed one fabric.  I picked a Kaufman grey/black on black dot.  I love how it looks and I think the quilting is great!
I do forget though that these quilts are HEAVY once they've been quilted....it gave my shoulders a working pulling it thru the machine!!!

And it wouldn't be a finished post without a 2 month old picture of Olivia..........
Grandma loves her girl......and we get to spend tomorrow together!!!



3 comments:

Conni said...

That Olivia is such a doll! Enjoy your day with her!

Robin said...

awesome quilts...and omg what a cutie that Olivia is!!

LynCC said...

Wow! Quilted and bound already! Your Grand Illusion is a fabulous bright shimmer for the design. Love that quilting on it, too.