This quilt was a labor of love. I saw it in a past issue of Quilt's N' More. The fabric however, a Prints Charming print, couldn't be found anywhere. I looked all over the valley with no luck. While on vacation in spring of 2008-cause who doesn't shop for fabric while on vacation-we stopped at Rosie's in San Diego. And there it was, the bubble fabric I had been looking for. So I bought some, brought it home, and started stitching. The circles are all hand stitched with DMC pearl cotton. There are sooo sooo sooo many circles. I tried to stitch them in between other projects, I find I need frequent breaks from hand work. So, this quilt sat in progress next to my sewing desk for almost two years! Yikes! I had periods when I worked on it a lot, and long periods of ignoring it. Finally, last week, I stitched the last circle and bound the quilt. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I don't think pictures really depict it terrible well. The quilt measures 40" x 48".
I am finishing things up left and right around here. I participated in the Old Red Barn Quilt-Along last spring and was left with some scrap blocks after putting together the quilt. I didn't really want to incorporate them in the quilt back at the time, so I saved them waiting for a project. Finally last month I put together this little quilt top. It is baby sized quilted with a small stipple. I love the way the colors pop on the white. And feel much relief to have finally used the extra blocks.
I made this dress about two years ago. It was all finished except for the zipper, which I put in last week-sad I know. It is mid-calf with a cross-over top. I made an attempt to take a picture wearing the dress, attempt being the key word there.
I started this quilt about four years ago. I began collecting pink and yellow fat quarters. I had intentions of giving it to my daughter when she got a big girl bed. Well, it got pushed aside and the top lay finished while we moved and then for a few years after that. Finally, I found a back that I liked and quilted it. It's a bright and cheery quilt. I am sure the girls will use it on their beds. It is a twin size. The quilting is loops and flowers.
I used the spare blocks on the back. I love doing this, it relieves any guilt I have about orphan blocks laying around.