Tuesday, June 30, 2015
June 30th!! How can that be?
The month has just flown by.
I have kept myself busy this month quilting though; and I can share what I have been working on, too.
At retreat earlier this month, I worked on a commissioned quilt for a co-worker.
I had complete freedom to make whatever I wanted for a baby quilt as long as it was gender neutral. I found that to be harder than having specific requests. There were just way too many choices. She has since found out that it is going to be a boy, so I did eliminate the pink panel that would have been in the Farmland quilt and replaced it with another blue.
Anyways, I had this one cut out prior to retreat and got the top completely done.
Then I decided that this one was probably a little larger than what she might want and the cost was starting to go up pretty quick with the fabrics that I chose, so during retreat I went shopping and bought more fabric for another quilt.
I found these fabrics in a shop called Jackman's in St. Louis, MO. The fabric line is called Babes in Farmland. This was a smaller quilt AND a little more baby-ish.
So since being home, I have put both of them on the long arm; and quilted them both with "daisies".
Babes in Farmland is bound and if you notice, I used a white minky on the back of this quilt.
Found a great diagonal stripe to bind the Chain Reaction quilt and the backing is the same as the focus fabric on the top.
So in less than a month, I made two baby quilts to present to my co-worker and let her make the choice of which one she wants.
Now the plan is to get back to my UFOs and start making a dent in that pile.
I'll let you know which one of the quilts got picked tomorrow. I am guessing the Farmland one. I think the minky alone will sell that one.
Ok....let's bring on July!!!
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