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It’s big.  It’s reeeeally big.  Right now it’s 106″ x 95″.  My goal is for 104″ x 93″ when it’s all washed so I went just a bit bigger… and it’s BIG! But I love it.  I really can’t wait to see this one all finished.

Finished HUGE quilt top

I’m a bit scared about tackling the quilting on my little sewing machine, but I’m just gonna go for it!!  First I need to make the back though.

Here’s a couple of my favorite blocks in it:

Favorite Block 1

Favorite Block 2

I just finished up another baby quilt. I’d mentioned before that this color scheme was requested so it forced me to leave behind the comfort of my orange or pink. I am so pleased with the results! I really find this quilt so vibrant and bright. I hope that it is well loved!

Blue&Green+Yellow Baby Quilt

Blue&Green+Yellow Columns

The back:

Blue&Green+Yellow baby quilt - back detail

And a detail of it all cozy and folded up!

Blue&Green+Yellow baby quilt - all folded up

I was thrilled and honored when Kristen & Beth from Sew Mama Sew contacted me asking if I’d like to be on their editorial board for the next couple of months… Yes, please!

They did an amazingly nice intro post about me today. I’ll be doing a sew along for them next month so I hope you’ll be sewing along with me then!

-Alissa

Couldn’t help myself.

I’m part of another quilting bee and Katy sent along some really beautiful Liberty fabrics. I had never worked with them before and they really were so lovely.  After making a more traditional styled block, I couldn’t stop myself from using scraps to give them the wonky log cabin treatment.  A mini quilt just appeared out of nowhere!

Liberty print mini quilt

I’m in love with that central fabric and I thought it needed loads of solids around it to show it off.  I’m not sure about these colors, it’s a bit too bright and pastel-y but it’s what I had in my stash.  It was fun to finish a project in a matter of a couple of hours!

Liberty prints mini quilt detail

Almost done here… just the binding left.

Blue&Green&Yellow quilting detail

What will I do when I run out of Heather Ross dogs?? I love them so. Good thing I just bought more in dark yellow & orange because you can’t find the blue anymore…

My mother requested a quilt and sent me loads of fabric to make it with. I love the challenge of working with the fabrics you’re given, while keeping your personal style in the quilt.

Here’s the fabrics I’m going to be using… I love the colors but wouldn’t have picked them myself so I’m excited for this one. Also a lot more solids than I usually work with so that will be really fun too.

Next Quilt

I’m thinking more improv pieced blocks with off white sashing. Kinda like these, but not as loud because I won’t be using nearly as many patterned fabrics… I’m going to get started soon! Maybe even today!