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.


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 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!