Thursday, October 11, 2012

Some works in progress

Since I haven't posted on my blog in a while, and I may not have anything completed in October, I want to share some things I'm working on now.

I've had this Moda Origins fabric sitting around for a very long time. I am finally going to make something for my mom as a combined Christmas and birthday gift in December. The Granny Square blocks are strip-pieced using the tutorial on the I'm a Ginger Monkey blog - they are going together quickly and easily. Instead of using 2.5" strips, I am using 3.5" and my finished blocks will be 12.5".

I have taken the Houston Quilt Festival Pet Project Postcard Pledge! I am making 4x6" pet postcards to donate and be sold at the Houston Quilt FEstival. Money raised will benefit Friends for Life, a no-kill shelter in Houston. I'm going to finish a sixth block and quilt these tonight, sew on the binding tonight and hand bind while on a roadtrip this weekend. I'll start a new batch of postcards next week!

I pieced together this baby quilt top this past weekend using scraps of teal, red and green [mostly] Moda fabrics from earlier projects. It was nice to make a baby quilt without having to buy more fabric. I am really try to not hold onto a fabric stash, but rather buy new fabric only when I have a project in mind for it.