Odds and Ends
I haven't finished any big projects lately, one is ready to sandwich and anther is completely cut and ready to piece, but I have completed several smaller projects recently, including two pillows, a basket and zipper pouch. I also did a wall hanging quilt for my friend's new office.
I used stash fabrics for the petals and Zen Chic's Modern Backgrounds for, of course, the background. I really like the over feel of the medium grey.
I hope it will brighten her office. The finish size is 40" x 48" and I added hanging sleeves on two sides so it can be hung horizontal or vertical.
Changing gears, each year I set a handful of skill building goals for myself. This year I wanted to try curve piecing and on point layout. Thankfully I did both and it feels great! I've already made a list for next year some of the items on the list include:
- Double wedding ring quilt
- Pineapple log cabin quilt
- Triangle piecing
- Improve pieced quilt
- Use my stash more
Even though it's still 2015 I've begun to work on my list. My double wedding ring quilt is all cut out and have pieced a single ring for an accent pillow. I've found a great inspiration for a beginner improve pieced quilt. Lastly, I pieced a triangle quilt top for my friend's daughter's first birthday. I'm excited to have a jump start on my skill building with the holidays coming up sewing opportunities will be limited.
This quilt ended up being 49" x 65", or so. I have to admit it's not perfect but as I went along my piecing got better.
Finally, I'm making a twin size quilt quilt for my niece so she and her mother came over and we went through my stash and pulled fabrics for a log cabin quilt. I love the color pallet and the backing material, Carie Bloomston's Paint. I'm also gonna make her a couple coordinating throw pillows, probably a paint can and a brush.