It’s been awhile since I’ve had anything to update you on! I had my first quilting related injury right before Thanksgiving. It was a freak accident!! I was walking with a bunch of projects in my hands, I tripped on a wire and my projects flew through the air while I braced my fall with the hot iron. Doesn’t that sound like something from Home Alone or a terrible sitcom!? And to top it off I was sick all of last week. Totally the wrong time for this unproductive streak, I have a lot I want to do before Christmas! But now, I’m healed up and back on track.
First off, I made 3 more sets of coasters. I used the rest of my swoon block scraps and backed them with some linen samples I ordered. I am so obsessed with linen right now!
My in-laws own a garden/gift store in the nearby tourist town, so I decided to put the coasters in there and see if they would sell. Their store isn’t exactly geared toward the handmade shopper, but it will be a fun experiment until I figure out the best place for them. And in reality, I’d like them to end up at my house 🙂
The next project I started is a baby quilt for my cousin, Haley. A while back, I made this one for my other cousin’s baby with Bonnie & Camille’s Happy Go Lucky fabric line:
Haley absolutely loved it and said she wanted the same pattern with the same fabric for hers. Well, I just couldn’t get on board with making the same thing again. There are too many new things to be tried!!! I decided to use some charm packs from Bonnie & Camille’s Scrumptious line because I think it has the same vintage-y feel that Haley liked in the other one.
I wanted to go with something simple, but cute with some half square triangle blocks. I found this design and knew it would be perfect with the fabric. This is the layout I’m going with. Sorry for the blurry pic, it was late by the time I called it a day.
I decided to call this quilt Almost Scrumptious because I took out all of the green squares from the fabric line. I didn’t like how they looked next to the turquoise color and the red. However, this made getting my colors spaced out in a pleasing way more difficult. There just weren’t many options. I think in hindsight, I would have picked another fabric or two to use in place of the green.
My goal is to finish the top and have it basted by the end of the weekend. The quilt needs to be done by the time we leave for our Christmas adventures on the 21st. If I don’t have any more weird accidents, it shouldn’t be a problem.
I’m excited to check out what everyone has going on over at Freshly Pieced this week!
Both quilts are adorable. I’ve been eyeing both fabric lines:) I like what you did with them.
Thanks Lisa! I really enjoyed working with both of them. I love the colors and the subtle vintage flair.
Laura C says
Love those sock toes in the last layout picture 🙂 I agree, I think that even the different fabric line paired with the white has the same spirit and vibrancy as the first quilt. Not the same! But the same spirit! A perfect compromise.
Haha, it always seems like I get a toe or two in most pictures 🙂 I’m glad you agree about the quilt having the same spirit! I’m hoping my cousin feels the same.
Lorna McMahon says
I love both of these quilts! I think Haley will be very pleased! Great progress!
Thanks so much Lorna!
Really great almost scrumptious quilt. I love the colors.
Thank you! I love the colors too, so bright and happy.
Sarah Schraw says
You are becoming a triangle master!! Very pretty work. People with quilt making friends/ family are so lucky. 😉
Haha, more like too nervous to try anything else 😉 No one in my family/friend group makes quilts (or much of anything) so I decided to become that person! And I agree, they are lucky 🙂
Ouch! I hope you are feeling much, much better.
I can understand your cousin wanting exactly the same quilt, but, boy, I couldn’t imagine making exactly the same quilt twice (unless maybe I made them at the same time). The second one looks like it is going to be as lovely as the first.
Thanks so much! Yes I am feeling so much better now. What a weird few weeks 🙂
It is so scrumptious! I love how you positioned the HST. Beautiful effect.
Thanks for your sweet comment!
Karen @ Pieces of Contentment says
Your trick with the iron sounds a little amusing but I’m sure it definitely wasn’t! Love the look of your new baby quilt, delicate colours and design – very pretty. Hope your projects finish up on time and that you have a wonderful Christmas break.
Thanks Karen! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well!!
that truly is one freak accident! oh, my goodness. I’m glad you’re doing better.
the almost scrumptious is completely scrumptious looking in my book! it will be close enough in feel, but unique to itself. good pick on the pattern. I am an obsessive color balancer, too. =) looks good on that front.
ps – I’m featuring your epp for the “in hand” link party this weekend!
thanks hydeeann! I don’t think I could repeat my accident again if I tried 🙂 Obsessive color balancer is a great way to put it. I probably could have stared at it for a few more days, but at some point you just have to call it good. So excited your featuring my eep! yay! Now I should probably go work on it so I have something to post for this time 🙂
Your Almost Scrumptious quilt is made of my all time favorite quilt block. I can’t tell you how many quilts I’ve made using the broken dishes block. It looks great. Glad you are mended and back at work.
Thanks Sarah! I am totally loving this block. So glad I decided to try it. I can see why it’s your favorite!!
Love, love, love! And i love how you’ve called it almost scrumptious, so clever!
This line looks like it was made for this style of block. So pretty 🙂
Thanks so much! 🙂 I agree, these blocks make this fabric look extra cute!
Love your Almost Scrumptious quilt. I think you did a great job on the placement of blocks. It is visually appealing in my opinion. I have a scrumptious layer cake and kind of feel the same way with the green fabrics! I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out! 🙂
Thanks Lindsey! I’ll be interested to see what you decide to do with your layer cake. I’m hoping the greens will find their place in a different project. 🙂