Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sneak Peak

I'm working on making a quilt for a friend who just had a beautiful baby girl.  She asked me to make a baby quilt and bumper for her crib.  I'm making the quilt out of the Eden line from Moda for the quilt and bumper.  As I started making the quilt I thought that it would make for a good tutorial so I started taking a bunch of pictures of my progress.  I hope to share this tutorial with you in the next month or so.  In the mean time, here's a sneak peak at the quilt top.  I just need to quilt it and make the bumper, but I'm making progress.
(Don't pay attention to the poor lighting in this pic... it was dark and I was tired.  I promise the tutorial pics will be better.)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fiesta! Class Part 2

A little over a week ago we had our second Fiesta! class.  We worked on another type of block.  First, here's a pic of 4 of my blocks from the first style of block we worked on.  I have another 4 of this kind of block left to make.
Here are Lynn's 8 blocks.  Awesome, aren't they?
KK wasn't able to join us this class as she was traveling for work.

And here's the new block that I worked on during our last class.  It still needs some trimming on the top and left, but you get the idea.  The top spikes also aren't attached to the rest of the block.  Once it is it will fit flush with the rest of the block.

Our final class is this Thursday!  

Friday, March 12, 2010

4 Blocks Down, 4 To Go

I made another 3 blocks for the Fiesta! quilt that I'm making.  I'm loving how these are coming out. 
And here's a pic of the first block that I made...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fiesta! Quilt Class Part 1

Last Thursday (I know I'm late on this post) after work, KK, Lynn, and I got together at one of our LQS to take the Fiesta! class.  It meets every other Thursday night for 3 sessions.  In this class we made block 3 which combines paper piecing and curves, which I've done before. 

This was my first block.  If you remember my previous post where I showed the fabrics I'm using, I picked brown, teal, and rust batiks. 

This one is Lynn's block. 

And these are the pieces of KK's block.  She didn't have the chance to put it all together during the class, but you get the idea. 

I love that we're all using batiks.  I've been trying to use them more regularly in my quilting.  I've tended to stick to printed cottons, but I really want to branch out.  I love batiks and I don't know why I don't use them more. 

I hope to have all 8 blocks of this particular block done by our next class on the 18th.  My first priority is to get the binding attached to my cousin's quilt for their bridal shower on the 21st.  Must finish!!!!!