On Sunday, I completed my nephew's quilt. In record time (for me!), in one day I pieced the backing, sandwiched and pinned, machine quilted the quilt with simple diagonal lines per the pattern, attached and sewed down the binding by machine, and even made and attached a label! It was a long afternoon and evening but I am really happy to have it finished well before John's March birthday.
My goals for January were to complete three projects...only one is left and I have already started on the hand quilting of the mini. Progress is good! I'd like to keep that up all year. Imagine, three finishes a month would give me a big pile of quilts by the end of the year!
Of course, their was a new twist thrown into this mix: DD Erica picked out the quilt she wants me to make for her and on Saturday we picked out fabrics for the pieced blocks, lots of pretty prints in purple, green, pink, and cream. This quilt pattern calls for dupioni silk for triangle points on the blocks and the outer border is cotton velveteen, which we have yet to pick out, as well as the background fabric. The pattern is "Material Matters", from the Fall/Winter 2009 Quilt Sampler magazine. It called for 12 fat quarters but we couldn't find enough that we liked so bought 1/3 yard cuts, which were very generously measured by the shop clerk (meaning lots of yummy leftovers!). Erica says she wants the quilt by her birthday--which is the first week of March! Hmm, we shall see...
Also, yesterday I received the Month 3 BOM set for the Moda Greenpiece quilt and that means I am now behind six blocks! I'd better get started. I've been a little afraid to cut into that gorgeous fabric so have been acquainting myself with the directions thoroughly and will get the wools washed tonight. The fabrics are truly luscious. So, onward and forward, lots of interesting and beautiful fabrics to work with and different projects to keep my interest :)