Wednesday again! I felt pretty productive this week. Let's check the list.
Block for Sew Beautiful bee
Dirt bike quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest
This is my plan for the dirt bike quilt. Dirt bike quilt? Yep! I signed up to make a quilt for Wrapped in Hope, a part of Margaret's Hope Chest that provides birthday quilts for children with a parent in prison. I'm making a quilt for a 3-year-old boy who requested an orange dirt bike quilt. Luckily, I know a thing or two about 3-year-old boys (but really just a thing or two...everything else about mine is a mystery). I got started on my quilt top last night, and I'm pretty excited about it! More soon.
Well, I finished the quilt top and got it basted. Then I jumped in with some straight-line quilting. And it's pretty rough. The intersections got really lumpy. I think I need to come to terms with the fact that my machine and straight-line quilting are not friends (maybe on smaller quilts, but not ones of this size). So I think I'm going to rip out the stitches and come up with a new plan. I really like what Crystal did with her hand-quilting, so I might try that (this will be come a long-term project!).
Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Red Letter Day quilt
Postage Stamp quilt (I was thinking about straight-line quilting this one, but because of my troubles with the Bottled Rainbows, I'm considering a long-arm.)
Dirtbikes quilt (in the mail by mid-May)
Blocks for do. Good Stitches
iPod covers for my nephews
Good news: I haven't added any new projects to my list. But...I'm soon going to be sans quilt-along, so I'll be needing a new one soon! Does anyone know of any starting up?
Head to Lee's to see what everyone else has going on.
quilting and a placemat for one
13 hours ago