Friday, April 17, 2009

2009 Blogger's Quilt Festival

Alright, here is my entry for the Quilt Festival! It's an old quilt, but still my favorite:
Front of Quilt at Half Moon Bay
It's my Half Moon Bay quilt. Previous post here. It's been almost 2 years since I made this quilt, and I still love it because of the colors. Many of the quilts I've made since then tend to go along the lines of my wardrobe... max 3 colors at a time. Yes, it's BORING.
Half Moon Bay Quilt Front #2
So thanks to this quilt, it's obvious I like patterns and colors. Probably something I should keep in mind for future quilts!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring to Finish!

So Jacquie, my fellow Common Threads Quilting Bee member, has come up with a fantastic idea.

I don't know how she does it. She started Project Improv, keeps up with multiple quilting bees and still comes up with new ideas! She is starting to put together her blocks she received from Common Threads, and it looks great!

So back to Spring to Finish. Basically, Jacquie has a lot of UFOs, and using the rest of April to finish at least some of them. She invited us to join along, with prizes too! What a fantastic idea, as I just counted my UFOs and I think I have 24 or something like that.

Here are the two things I am definitely going to finish:
My Christmas-y Mystery Quilt. This one I ran out of steam on. Or more correctly, I ran out of thread. I only have 1/4 of the quilt left to quilt, and then bind it, then it's done!

Alright, this one was a Yellow Brick Road gone wrong. I cut some pieces incorrectly, so it's a lot more patchy than the original pattern, but it's still ok. My original idea was to make the blanket seem like grass (hence the shades of green) and then machine applique some minky sheep on there using Oh Fransson's method (link to tutorial here). I'm not really liking the greens, but I need to finish the quilt anyway. The sheep idea came after I saw this quilt on flickr. This quilt is a UFO from September of 2006, so it will be a relief to get it done. I have the minky, the top, and even the backing fabric. I just need a kick in the butt.

Ok, here goes! Hopefully in 3 weeks I will have at least these two things done!