I've got 3 quilts in the works, and have another one and a blanket in mind..... It's official - - I just simply lose my mind this time of year.
First up ~~ Counting Christmas Candy
I was inspired by this quilt that Heidi made and is now available over at the Moda Bake Shop!
I am using the Sweetwater Countdown to Christmas fabric. When I purchased the fabric, I got 2 jellyrolls - my first jellyrolls I ever purchased. When I saw this pattern, I thought that I could do it.... I love sewing the strips together and then cutting out the shapes and sewing them back together!
When I first laid it out, I laid the blocks out like she has them and I just wasnt' sure if I liked it. Then I spun each triangle, and voile! Counting Christmas Candy! They remind me of peppermint candies...... Ok - so I don't know why, but they do.......
I'm also working on a t-shirt quilt for #2.
There are shirts on here from when he was just a little guy playing t-ball, some football, some soccer, all the way up to his men's baseball league shirt from last year. Ms. C has a t-shirt quilt that a friend of her's had her grandma make, so I'm making this one just like it - no sashing and hand quilting. I used Crayola washable markers to make my lines. Hopefully it will come out!!
Ms. C's quilt has flannel on the back, so I had Mr. Inspiring take me to HL last weekend and got some black flannel for the backing. Then, when I was hunting around in my craftroom, I opened a box that I hadn't opened for a while and found this:
This fabric has a 'copyright' date of 2000 and that sounds like the year I would have purchased it. I was going to redo his room in all baseball and Cardinals. I only made him pillowcases with this fabric. I had almost enough to do the back so I just made a strip of the black flannel and ran it down, off-centered.
When I found the fabric, I knew I HAD to use it. He's always loved the Cards and now that they've won the world series.... well..... I just HAD to!! The quilting is going rather quickly and I should have it finished up this week. I think I'm going to use some of the flannel for the binding and call it done!
I've also got my first jellyroll quilt basted and it's ready to quilt. I think I'll end up machine quilting it - stitch in the ditch. I've been practicing stippling, but I'm not comfortable with it yet.
That's what I've been doing!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs ~~ Suz
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