"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, April 18, 2016

More projects started......

Yesterday was a day filled with lots of snow (more than 24 hrs worth!) which made for a great day to stay in and quilt.  =)  

So I started the next commissioned project - a memory quilt made with baby outfits that the son of a good friend wore as a baby.   Yes, he's ok........she just wanted a memory quilt.    This will be used as an example of what I can do for memory quilts and will be a gift for her.  =)    Fabrics are flannels with a little bit of 'normal' cottons in it.

My friend chose most of the fabrics in it.  The Daniel Tiger block was a special request.  The top is together, and I just need to add her son's name "Henry Kenneth" to it.  I'll be adding the first name to the middle of the quilt, and the middle name to the bottom right corner.   Both will be running vertically.   I plan to use a grey w/white polka dot for the names and binding.  Backing will be a grey flannel and there won't be any batting in this one.

Once the names are on I can layer it and quilt it.   Backing will be a

Second set of projects that I started are some more mug rugs using 3 inch finished blocks with quilter's sayings on them.  I have four of them total that I'd been wondering what to do with them and decided this would be a fun way to use them up.   Am pairing them up with just a few of the scrappy batik 3" squares that I'd cut several (many?) years ago and then tucked away.   The mug rugs will finish at 9' by 12".   These most likely will be sold or perhaps given as gifts.

Gratitudes:

1. 7 more weeks to go in this school year.

2. Kids did great at State Competion for Skills USA last week.

1 comment:

desertskyquilts said...

seven and counting! That memory quilt is so interesting. I am always in awe of families where they have things like outfits their grown children wore. LOL