Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday Finishes

 For me, there's no better motivation for finishing a project than a firm deadline! I've had a very productive week.

Finishes: This baby quilt was made in less than 2 days and was finished a full 24 hours before the baby shower!

Ninnie Nines was actually finished on Thursday before I started the baby quilt, but there was no time to take pics until today. It had to be done for quilt judging on Saturday. If you remember, our guild had a nine patch swap last Spring/Summer. I used a layout from Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro.

I took an Angela Walters Craftsy class called Dot to Dot Quilting and tried some of the ideas in this quilt. The judge wasn't crazy about my choices (I agree with her), but it's good to have some new quilting designs in my toolbox.

I wasn't sure what to do in the outer border, so I used it as a label and I stitched in the names of all the members who participated in the swap. It's hard to see now that it's washed and crinkly.

Can you read "Ninnie Nines?"  I should have used a heavier thread.

The baking fabric is a cute print that I picked up at JoAnn's on sale.

Being home alone all day, I had to find a way to get a full body shot. Clip hangers on the curtain rod worked pretty well, but it's not taught across the top. (Edited 10/24/18: This quilt was sent to Wilmington, NC to be given to a victim of Hurricane Florence.)

Up next on the to-do list: I need to make a sample quilt for a guild project so we can publicize it at our quilt show next week. I've had the music prints for years. All I bought was the yellow/gold.  I'll add scraps of red and blue leftover from Pete's quilt. It's a simple nine patch design, so it should only take a few days to get it done.

Pete's quilt will be next. I bought this awesome backing fabric. Isn't it perfect?

Speaking of Pete, we have received one letter from boot camp and he sounds great! He told a couple of funny stories, and he was made a squad leader on day 1 with the drill instructors.

My super sweet husband brought home some gorgeous roses. The colors are so lovely!

Oh, how I love WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Michele said...

Hi! I just came over from WIP WEdnesday and I love your quilts! That baby quilt is spectacular!

Jenn said...

Wow! I don't know how you can finish a hst quilt so quickly!! I HATE squaring up HSTs. Maybe that's why it takes me so long! Love your quilts and beautiful roses :)

Cathy said...

1. Still liking the baby quilt.
2. Ninnie Nines shows, but barely.
3. It's fun learning something new!
4. The pink backing print is fun.
5. Great find for Pete's quilt!!!
6. Way to go Pete!!
7. Your hubby is sweet.
8. Did I miss anything??

Gina said...

wow. 2 finishes is awesome> The fabric you found for Pete is perfect!! Will you be doing some sort of stars on the front? I am glad that someone as sweet as you has an equally sweet and thoughtful husband :) you are very blessed!!

Laura said...

Great finishes Tina! :) And the roses are gorgeous

Susan Owenby said...

Goodness. I'm tired just looking at it all! Congrats! They are lovely finishes and certainly something to be proud of even if the quilting isn't exactly what you want. :)

Debbie said...

wow, you are speeding along - lovely!