August 24, 2012


before the baby arrived, nesting was in full swing. the weather had been over 100 degrees for weeks in a row, providing ample time to clean, launder and prepare for the baby. with a few weeks to spare, i found myself cloistered inside with no more baby preparations to do. 
i have been working on a quilt for my oldest son for his twin bed. it's ready to be quilted. i'm pretty sure i want to do a free motion quilting design, but realized i needed practice. with a bundle of free fabric i had won at a guild meeting and a bunch of fabric i was going to donate {as i have a hard time feeling inspired with purple and this orange fabric}, i made the {colorblock} quilt for charity, in hopes to practice my free motion quilting. 
this quilt top came together in literally 2 hours, between cutting and sewing. i set to work practicing my FMQ. one and a half hours later and 6 broken needles, i gave up and did my standard straight line quilting {it's a good thing i really love the look}.
i wasn't successful {yet} on FMQ, but i'm glad to have whipped this quilt up. between this quilt and a few others i finished up in the same 2 weeks, i also became quite confident in my machine binding skills. i'm looking forward to using that one quite often.
i'm linking up with 100 quilts for kids, where our guild is also planning on donating as many quilts as we can to project linus.
quilt details:
size: 40"x54"
pattern: colorblock by bijou lovely
fabrics used: children at play, kaffe fassett, pezzy print, AMH 'maybe' innocent crush

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  1. that color combination is perfect for a child's quilt. i love it! and, straight line quilting has its own satisfaction :)

  2. a lovely quilt. But oh no--why so many broken needles???


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