Spilt Nine Patch Baby Quilt

I have been working on a baby quilt this week for a friend who is due next month. She is having a baby shower Sunday. I found the most adorable flannel monkey fabric and just had to get it. I was going to make this a disappearing nine patch quilt. Once I saw what one block would look like I had to change it. It was very busy. I hope she likes this. I am going to make a few bibs and burbs clothes to go with it.

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Scrappy Baby Quilt Finished

Yesterday I took this baby off of the wall in my sewing room and finished it. I didn’t take long to quilt it. It was so much fun too. I think I am growing to love the finishing process as much as making the top. This is the first quilt I have free motion quilted. I have done one table runner which is now on Josh’s dresser. I am so excited. It feels great to have gotten it done. There are a couple puckers on the back. I crossed over a few lines here and there. I am not trying to be perfect. I like the messiness of it. Very cute. I am donating it to the Mountain Baby Blankets project.

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Work In Progress – Cowboy Quilt

I started a baby blanket for my cousin’s son two years ago. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to finish it. It is one of those projects that I have felt some guilt over not finishing. Terrance isn’t a baby anymore so I had to add to the original blanket to make it bigger. I had to think about what I wanted to do to it for a few days. I don’t have anymore of the cowboy material so I wasn’t sure what exactly I was going to do. I just know that I didn’t want to scrap it and start over. Here is it before adding to it.

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After some much needed sewing, yesterday it was turned into this.

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I think to finish it off I am going to add some 4 patches to the top and bottom and then a dark blue border.

Scrappy Table Runner Quilted

Yeah I am now down to 37 UFO’s. That is great news. This is the first quilty item that I have tried free motion quilting on. I have been so nervous. I read a few blogs today about other people biting the bullet so I decided to also. It turned out pretty good for my first time. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was only a table runner though. LOL. It took a little getting used to. There are a few sharp spots and one loop. Oops. The back turned out good too. The tension was pretty good. Yeah. I am so excited. Maybe I will try a baby quilt next.

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Double Irish Chain Quilt Top

I finished making the top of this double irish chain last night. It has been a long process. I would say that I have 15 hours into it already. I still have to sandwich it and quilt and tie it. I made this for my mother. She requested a quilt for her bed. Sorry it has taken so long mom. I didn’t realize how time consuming this pattern was. With Andrew I don’t get nearly enough time to sew. Thanks to my hubby, Tim, I was able to sew for 6 hours last night.