I got the borders sewn onto Melissa's Bricks. (No picture yet.) I'll have to wait to layer and quilt. The store is out of the fabric I need and has it on order. They said it would be about a week more. Grrrr. I was on such a roll too.
I thought I was doing great, but I forgot all about getting batting. DUH. I guess it really has been a while since I have been through this process. Soothing as it may be, there are some steps that I CANNOT (don't wanna) omit. Like batting. I like batting in my quilts. Maybe one day I'll be brave enough to make one without batting, but for now, I will bat my quilts.
I have made several quilt tops. Some of them were quilted into quilts, but sadly there are a handful that have not. They have been neglected and are just sitting in a basket waiting for some love and attention. I am going to try to get them ALL quilted by the end of the year.
Melissa's Bricks - This one you have seen. I am waiting on the fabric I need for the back. I already have batting set aside.
Bricks (top) - I got backing fabric this week. I found a piece of batting that is just the right size. I have this layered now. I just need to quilt it. (As soon as I put these bon-bons down...)
Leaves (2nd down) - I have a beautiful backing fabric. I just need batting.
Pastel (middle) - I have a suitable backing fabric. Again, I am lacking batting.
Sunflowers (2nd from bottom) - I have the backing fabric. Same batting issue.
Picnic (bottom) - I picked up a perfect backing fabric this week. Still need batting.
I'll show them as I get to working on them.
Of course there are more quilts in various stages of planning:
- Birdie Block of the Month
- Ticker Tape
- Spider Web
- Wonky House
Can you really ever STOP envisioning them!?!
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I love that she gets more and more excited with each skein I add.
I love that she can hardly wait for me to finish.
I LOVE that SHE loves that I am making it for her.
This is my first attempt at wrist warmers. I have so far made 1 of them. I made it a tad too big. But I'll take it. I didn't use a pattern, just kinda winged it. My right wrist gets cold and it hurts. This has helped a lot in the few hours that it has been in exsistence. I used it today at work, and it really made for nice cushioning while I was typing. BONUS!
I used Bamboo Ewe in Mermaid. I LOVE that color name. It's made from Bamboo and wool. It's pretty easy to work with. I am used to working with standard acrylic yarn. You know the kind. It isn't bad, just different to work with. I want to experiment.
- Flower Afghan - I have yarn picked out
- Wrist Warmers (more of them)
- 250 Blocks from the Crochet Motif's book - This one might take me a little while.
- Amigurumi Turtle, Lion, Elephant, Giraffe - Cuteness!
- Pot Holders - I want wool or cotton for these.
- Wash Cloths - I want cotton for these.
- Japanese Flower Scarf - They are just so pretty.
Thanks for hanging in this long.
Next week I'll have a simpler status report.