The week sure flew by, it's time for Design Wall Monday again on Judy's Blog. I have a finish and a WIP to share today. First up, the baby quilt I showed last week. Although I managed to delay the quilt sandwiching until Friday, once made I settled in to quilt it.
I did an organic crosshatch with my walking foot--a fancy term for no-mark, randomly spaced quilting :) Though hard to see, there are a few lines of green stitching among the blue. I took my time to balance the vertical and horizontal lines. Having made the binding already, I moved on to that task.
The back is a navy blue with waves of blue, gray and cream that match fabrics on the front well. A label and care instructions and it was good to go. DD Erica and I drove down to Redondo Beach for her cousin's baby shower today and we enjoyed harbor views while chatting and dining. I included a stuffed bear and a teething toy in the gift bag with the quilt, and all were well received! The drive back from LA was a bit crowded, but less than 2 hours, so that was good.
Last week's Jewel Box blocks all got completed, so I was itching to get piecing something else. I pulled out another WIP, my version of Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's Naragansett Blues, from her More Adventures with Leader-Enders book. However, I needed some more leader-ender squares to finish the border pieces I've been sewing between the row assembly, requiring a bunch of cutting. Finally I was able to complete another row and get it attached to the previous section.
The rows finish at 3" wide and are assembled vertically. So far I am happy with the browns and scrappy 4 patches coming together. I have 12 more rows to add for the smaller version I'm making, for a lap/twin size. My feline inspector stopped by to hog the camera shot.
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