Monday, October 28, 2013

Starting new quilt and finishing one...

I had a sewing day with my satellite group on Saturday,  My goal was to get a start on a baby quilt for a baby shower I'm hosting on November 27th.  I've been waiting for the inspiration.  The parameters are "no brown, traditional".  So I've chosen the pattern Four Patch on the Diagonal and spent the majority of the morning cutting my blue scraps.  I did manage to get 2 squares done and a bunch of the little four patches made.

Another thing that happened on Saturday...I purchased some companion fabric for my batik bolt (far right) which I'm going to use for the Celtic Soltice mystery quilt that is being hosted by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville .  First clue is just after the US Thanksgiving so now I'm all ready!

And lastly, I felt inspired yesterday to finish a UFO.  I decided it was time to quilt this one.  It's been quilt top/UFO for over a year so its time has come.  So I played with free motion quilting and got it done.  So another baby quilt is done and another UFO is OFF the list!  That makes for a good day.  The feeling of finishing something is so rewarding that I wonder why I wait so long sometimes.

This pattern is by Deborah Cohen and is called "Giraffe at Kilimanjaro".  It is published by Ruth Arbee of Arbee Designs.  I modified the pattern slightly by evening out the black borders (they were offset and bugged me) and adding the batik piano key border.  The back is green batik.  This is for a baby boy named Koen and hopefully I will get to present it to him soon!

And now it's Monday.  Right brain on hold, left brain going to work.  Happy Monday everyone!



  1. Such quilty goodness here! I love the new blocks in the blues; very traditional which is my favorite!
    And your choices for Celtic Solstice are yummy! A light bright beige might be pretty with those, too, do you think?

  2. Thanks Vic! The light is quite bright, although hidden by the other fabrics. Lots of contrast. I don't want to be piecing thousands of pieces, especially for a king sized quilt, which I've decided to do since we have a king sized bed! Are you doing this mystery too?