I pulled out a work in progress that is more than a year old and finished it up. I originally didn’t know who it was for, and then I realized it was too precious to give away and finished it up for my own little girl.
I can’t love the colors more.
There was a specific request to have a ”cozy” satin binding. Which I think was the perfect solution.
This is our cat Emily. Joining in on the photo shoot.
I tend to not use patterns. I do the rough math and adjust to make larger or smaller. This time I thought I was going to do a Queen size quilt.
But I had started with around 80 hand cut diamonds and when I picked this pattern I was faced with having to cut around 140 more to make a big quilt.
Time was running short and then I looked at the bride’s registry. Even though she asked for a purple and green quilt, all the rest of the bedding was red. So, I gave my self permission to go the easy route. Couch quilt!
I asked my husband if we could just give them cash and keep the quilt.
But he says he already told them about the quilt. Phooey.
A month from tomorrow my husband’s sister is getting married and my guest room has a HUGE pile of crafty things growing and growing and growing for the event. More on that later.
I stepped away from that wedding to work on a quilt for an October wedding who requested purple and green. A sneak peak of the progress.
I am working without a pattern, just some rough math and graph paper and almost 200 purple diamonds. I am loving the diamonds these days. Starting with this baby quilt and then the pink and red pillows I feel like a pro at cutting diamonds.
2″ green sashing and I am loving the result! It has taken almost 2 weeks to get to this point, where I have sewn half the top. It might be a while before I can call this baby done.
for the first time ever I have no idea who I made a quilt for.
it might become a wedding present for an october wedding, but they aren’t really pink and blue people…
my indecision also means I have no idea how big to make it.
so it might just stay a quilt top for a while…
The Philly Modern Quilt Guild is doing a group of I Spy quilts for donation to a children’s hospital. Tonight is the night that we turn them in. I have to say that while I am not super proud of the design or quilting on these (it was some late night quilting last night) I am hopeful they will make some child’s hospital stay a little sunnier.
I love quilt stacks, they make me feel accomplished!
Variegated thread for both quilt tops, but you can only really tell on my pink and green one. The backing for this one is a lovely garden scene that picked up all the colors from the front.
I went a little crazy on tight quilting lines, but I think the pattern helped make the top a little fancier.
Super simple squares on this one. All those bright colors didn’t need much else. I really love the striped backing on this one! I chose to do this fold over binding as these quilts will be getting a lot of washing and binding is always the first thing to loosen up.
Leaving for a fantastic vacation this weekend where I will deliver some of my homemade goodies! see you in June!
I started some of these fantastic wonky star blocks that have been popping up everywhere. I just couldn’t resist starting something new when I made a stack of teal and pink. I thought I was so original and the pink and teal were the best idea I ever had. Then I cleaned up the magazine stack that had been lingering on the kitchen table and found this-
And then I realized that the teal and pink brainwave was not mine alone. Oh well, I still love it!
I finished two baby quilts! My WIP pile is shrinking so fast!
Minkee backing on the elephant and bicycle quilt. Not for a Florida baby maybe, but any other baby would love it!
you can find these for sale here; www.cybeleperry.etsy.com
Christmas has me feeling a little broke, so I am working on some quilts to sell on etsy. Two tops done so far.
I always find baby quilts to be so refreshing to make after working on big quilts. This diamond quilt was the exception. What a beast to sew! I am glad I tried this smaller size before making this pattern in a larger size. That 60 degree angle changes everything somehow, the grain of the fabric or something. The diamonds warp and wiggle, what a pain!
This is basically the end of my blue and green in my stash. Going to have to make a few purple quilts next.
I love the pink and grey combo. It has been a long time since I have done a quilt with only 3 fabrics. But these elephants kind of called for it. I have a great binding picked out, so technically it will be 4 fabrics… Still a rarity for me.
I am also loving my new photo spot on the playhouse! Purple looks quite nice with this one
My best girlfriend is getting a new nephew for Christmas. So, I made this one as fast as I could!
A stacked coin quilt with sock monkey fabric, to match the nursery.
I appliqued a few more from a scrap to make sure no one missed the monkey theme.
My favorite color combo is blue and yellow, I didn’t notice until it was pieced how much yellow I managed to sneak in. Hopefully auntie won’t mind…
Flannel on back with more sock monkeys.
A very sweet mama friend asked for gently used or upcycled things for her new baby. I dove into my stash and perked up a few burp cloths and a bib and made a scrappy lovey for this new baby. I love love love the scrabble fabric! It makes monogramming very hip and easy! I found it at equilter.
I also gave baby this quilt, which had been in my cupboard for just a reason like this and was just the colors I was using on everything else.
I love it when a stash comes together ! Not one trip to the store for this present!