I have been wanting to work on mini things lately. Last weekend I tried paper piecing for the first time. (I will share that story later after I quilt it). Then I browsed pincushion patterns for hours. Ooops. Still haven't found a favorite. If you have suggestions, leave them in the comments. :)
Then I went and bought some sand for filling the pincushions that I will eventually make.
I also received my fabric for the #2016Cloud9NewBlock Blog Hop. Our 2016 New Quilt Bloggers group was given the opportunity to design blocks with Cloud9 Organic Cirrus Solids. An awesome palette "Berry Harvest" was created by our hosts: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs, and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter. I am so excited. It will be my first tutorial. There will be so many beautiful blocks to see. Make sure to check out the blog hop in September!
Here's a little sneak peek at the color selection:
A FINISH! Yeahoo!
Recently a co-worker requested a baby quilt for her niece's new baby that is on the way. She said the baby shower was in a slightly nautical theme and I thought "Ooo Pirates!" I made a little hint for my co-worker to bring to the shower. You can see it here. Not quite a match, but still fun. I just made some random rows and put them together. It turned out pretty cute I think. She loves it, and that is what really matters.
Last week I tried hand binding for the first time on a little 12x12 square. This time I did the WHOLE quilt. And I didn't get bored or even stop at all. Granted, it was a baby quilt, but still an accomplishment.
Aren't those little pirates so cute?!
The chevron backing was a huge hit. Super soft flannel.
My co-worker just loved the mixing of the light blues and greys mixed with the primary colors. She said that way it can grow with the kid and won't be too "baby".
I brought the quilt into the office and the requests are just piling up. I am going to have my hands full for sure, I just have to make sure to meet all of my deadlines. :)