Friday, November 20, 2015

Swap Redo

So a few weeks ago I created a new mini quilt for the Lori Holt Mini Quilt Swap as the original mini has been lost by the post office. Needless to say I was not a happy camper.

On the bright side I actually like this one better than my original mini.


For this mini I used the Welcome Block from Farm Girl Vintage and set it in the Quilty Barn Block. Added a scrappy border to make it a little bigger. I have been really enjoying scrappy borders. Plus this was a great way to use up some of the leftover scraps from making the first mini and this mini.

If all goes well (and so far so good as it's made it's way to Australia) this should be arriving at my partner's doorstep in the next day or two. 

For those curious here is my original mini quilt I made for my partner for this swap. I made a mini sampler from blocks in Farm Girl Vintage. 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WiP Wednesday: Doctor Who Quilt

Last year I handmade every single gift that we gave as a family. It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. So for me it has kinda become a bit of a tradition that I would like to continue, maybe not at the same scale as last year (8 lap quilts, 3 mini quilts, and 4 or 5 totes of varying size), as I have two girls to care for and a house to keep. 

Since I started quilting I have not made a quilt specifically for my husband. I have made for my girls, my family, friends, and even myself. But my poor hubby has been left out. So for Christmas this year he is getting a quilt. Of course this means I have to be sneaky about sewing. Hoping the girls can entertain themselves every now and then so I can sneak in a little more sewing time. 

Well I started today and have completed 3 of the 12 blocks needed for his quilt.



And I have block 4 cut out and ready to be sewn together. I'm hoping to have the quilt top done before Thanksgiving.

Pattern: Building Block from Think Big by Amy Ellis

Linking up with WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced