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Monday, December 31, 2012

End of the year finishes

These two have been finished for a few weeks, but I didn't have both a sunny day and a tall enough quilt holder at the same time until yesterday.

This one is going to my new niece, who was born at the beginning of the month. The size is a bit big for a baby quilt, but I think she'll grow into it. The fabrics are so cheerful they make me smile.

Scrappy Churn Dash, 61 x 61.
My version of Bonnie Hunter's mystery Roll Roll Cotton Boll.
Scrappy Churn Dash back.

This one was claimed by my husband while I was making it. I was surprised, but if he wants it, he can certainly have it. He's worth it.

Love Triangle, 69 x 84
"Chopsticks" pattern by Jaybird Quilts
with some fabric placement changes.
Love Triangle back.
In preparation for the new year, I have updated my UFO list and list of tops that need quilting. I've made backs and binding for all those tops too. Now I just need to get them quilted! 

I also gave my sewing machine a good cleaning and a new needle, and I replaced the blade in my rotary cutter. Wow! I hadn't realized how dull it had gotten until I cut something with the new blade. I'm ready now to quilt those tops, finish those UFO's and, of course, start some new projects in 2013.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

Both quilts are beautiful. I like the idea of giving a baby a quilt they can grow in to. Hope 2013 is productively creative for you. Sounds like you are ready for it! Happy New Year!

regan said...

As I was looking at the baby quilt....it looked so familiar! LOL Of course it's pieces from RRCB! I love your setting of it! And oversized is great.....they are only tiny for a short time! :o) LOVE that your hubby claimed himself a quilt! That's a good man!

You are sounding ready for 2013....with rotary cutter in hand! :o) Yay!