Friday, December 20, 2013

A Christmas Finish by the Mr!

I count myself very lucky to not only have a husband who supports my quilting habit, but he also likes to participate in it as well. Lately he has spent more time planning, designing, and building his stash (I know, right?!?) than actually sewing, but he got the motivation he needed when his sister asked for a quilt for Christmas. With all of the projects I had on my plate as well as a new baby on the way, we switched roles on this one and I became his consultant. He designed, cut, and pieced the blocks. He asked me to sew them all together because he knew I could do it faster, but he could have done it. I also did the quilting and binding. Those scare him. For now. ;)

His sister wanted a throw quilt in neutral colors. 
This measures 50" by 60" and we think it will be right up her alley. We'll find out in the morning because that is when we'll be giving it to her.

I quilted it in a large overall paisley-ish design. I love the motion that this pattern provides. Kyle wanted something to contrast with the straight lines in the piecing, and we definitely achieved that.
 It has since been washed and is now wonderfully snuggly. It was fun to see Kyle getting into sewing again. He hasn't actually sewn since our daughter was born, and she's 5 now, so it has been a really long time. This was the second quilt he has made--the first one, finished in 2008, was king size and all equilateral triangles in a fractal pattern. I'll have to tell about that one sometime.

I'm linking up today to Finish it Up Friday and Link a Finish Friday.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WiP Wednesday: Finally Sewing Again!

He's here! He's actually 6 1/2 weeks old now, I've just been busy. Our new little man arrived November 3rd, 9 lbs 14 oz, 20 inches long. (Yep, he was huge! OUCH.) Here he is with big brother and sister getting ready to go to church for the first time at 3 weeks old. I'm so blessed with these three, and their handsome dad. =)

So on to the quilty stuff. My siblings and I rotate who gives to who for Christmas each year. I asked my sister what she would like, and suggested a quilt for any room in her new house. After some thought she decided she wanted a quilt for her almost 9-year-old daughter's bed, in pinks, purples, and dragon-y greens. She wanted a design that seemed like a castle or related to dragons somehow. We decided on this Weathervane Block (tutorial by Don't Call me Betsy here). I'll be putting plain squares in between and quilting dragons into those. My sister is designing a dragon pantograph to fit into the squares for me, and I'm going to free-hand some other design in the blocks. I think it will be really fun! My sister is and amazing artist and is looking forward to painting murals on her "invitingly blank walls," and plans to do something dragon themed in similar colors to the quilt in her daughter's room.


This may or may not get done in time for Christmas, but it feels good to be making so much progress. I'm very happy with how the blocks turned out. I chain-pieced everything, so I finished all of the blocks at the same time.

Now I'd just like to know why I only bought half a yard of that Tula Pink "Eye Drops" print?!?

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