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Sparks Baby Quilt

I finished a new baby quilt for some friends whose last name is Sparks.  It’s such a good last name, that I’m using it for the name of the quilt! This is another gender neutral one ’cause they are waiting to find out.

Sparks Baby Quilt

I love how this quilt came out.  It’s sort of a mini version of my Land & Sea Quilt.  I actually kept track of the measurements as I made this one, so I’m thinking I’ll post the pattern soon.

Sparks Baby Quilt - Detail

A fussy cut center of each block will be fun for the baby as he or she grows up!

One of my usual pieced backs:

Sparks Baby Quilt - Back detail

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Block Party

Kristen and I started a virtual quilting bee called Block Party and I was lucky enough to “get” the first month.

This is the fabric that I sent:

Bee Fabrics

I’m starting to get some blocks back and I’m LOVING seeing them all together!!! Can’t wait to see what all the other ones will be like!

Blocks for Block Party

I’ve decided that the winter-y blocks I started a bit ago will make up the quilt that will be my project for Project Improv. Progress is being made!

My Project Improv Quilt

All of the blocks were improvisationally pieced and I love the process.  I’m pretty sure I’m going to make this into a king sized quilt so there’s still a bunch of blocks to go… Anyone ever quilted a king in their sewing machine?? I’m sure it’s going to be an adventure.  I’ve managed a queen, so but this one will be even bigger…

After framing all the blocks in white, the resulting pile of scraps

White Scraps

got me thinking about this quilt. Perhaps a way to use them up?

I’m also all done with a pretty quilt top for a commissioned baby quilt.

Blue&Green&Yellow

I do enjoy the challenge of working with a requested color scheme. My “go to” colors are always orange and pink so it’s fun stretch myself when I have to stay away from them.

Blue&Green&Yellow Detail

What colors do you find yourself always turning to?

I started this very simple baby quilt a while back in 2008, but I just finished it, so I’m counting it as #1 for 2009!

Ladybug Baby Quilt

The little baby girl who this was made for, was born a couple of weeks ago at only 29 weeks due to risk to the mother’s health.  Luckily the doctors say that all will be ok for both Mom & daughter.  The planned shower is still happening this coming weekend so I hope that the mother likes the quilt.

They are doing their nursery in a ladybug theme so I picked up this cute Flutterby fabric that has little ladybugs all over it and I’m calling it the Ladybug Baby Quilt.  I know, not so creative. I have a hard time coming up with names for my quilts…

Ladybug Baby Quilt detail

Ladybug Baby Quilt detail

I also did a simple pieced back with the same fabric:

Ladybug Baby Quilt back

And one of my usual embroidered labels.

Ladybug Baby Quilt label

I do so enjoy sitting and stitching these while I watch a tv show or two. My husband and I are on a binge of The Wire these days. I had never seen even one episode before and oh it is so good!

Otherwise, I’m feeling like I’ve been getting tons of sewing done so far this year. I’m motivated these days… it’s great and I hope it lasts!

I hope you’re all feeling the same way! Back to the sewing room I go…