033 A Baby Girl ... selah

Who can resist a baby quilt??
This one was done - start to finish - this year!!!!
I had a collection of polka-dotted fabric, and this pattern just called for the polka-dots.
measures 44" x 54"

The daisy fabric with the daisies fit right in as backing.          Smiles..

I bought a Janome Horizon last year, and for the first time tried a funky machine quilting stitch.
It looks so good, but I'm not sure I'd want to do this on a larger quilt.
Maybe one day....

I created a new label for my quilts.  I had been using a patch about the size of a business card, and attaching it to the backing. With my one year + sabbatical I found out how that could be a problem; if I attached the label to the backing, and then didn't complete the quilt - it could sit with an outdated label for way too long. 
So my new label is not only smaller, but gets attached IN the binding (which is the last step of the quilt finish) so it doesn't become outdated info. I can easily make a new label if the year changes.

And of course, a flannel receiving blanket with a couple of burp cloths. Complete!

032 Back & Forth ... Rainer

Also one I finished in 2013, but he finally received it this year..
Back and Forth  or Up and Down....
depending which way you look at it.

for my BIL who enjoys Nature.

 The backing fabric jumped out at me, when i saw it in the store...

031 ... Odin

Somewhere in the chaos of 2013 I made 
a baby quilt for a lovely little fellow.

Log cabin is a great quilt block, and it's perfect to make 
my favourite kind of quilt (scrappy).
It was easy enough to work just from my stash of kids fabrics.


And a flannel receiving blanket made the package complete.

030 It's not quite a year ....Kaleidoscope

Well it's not quite a full year since I posted....
I am so far behind with this blog...  
here's hoping this will be the beginning of more constant blogging.

I have a couple of excuses. 
Besides the full time job, I took on a part time job as well - which turned out to be more like a thankless volunteer thing albeit quite the learning experience.   
I also retired from my full time job; more than 30 years was plenty.  
I now have a bit more time, stress is virtually non-existent .
DH and I have revamped the sewing room (which sat neglected, 
and became a dumping ground for far too long) so things are more streamlined, better lit up and organized (for now).

This Kaleidoscope quilt was completed at the end of 2012. 
I think it started out as a string piecing, and the colours created a kaleidoscope look. I liked it.
Measures 77" x 89"

 The backing, I've seen many pieced backs and I prefer the look of them over a solid back.