Posts in the Quilting Works in Progress category

and coins and coins!  Keeping busy getting started on some very simple stacked coin quilts.  I’m going to make two at once… One for a boy and one for a girl.

Coins

I love working with so many fun, bright and bold fabrics! It makes me happy.

Coins close up

And a gratuitous cat photo just ’cause.  She is as tiny as she looks.  I lucked out and got a perma-kitten.

Beans

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

I’ve decided to call it the Land & Sea Quilt because it’s got lots of things from land (flowers, birdies) and sea (mermaids and erm…giant squid!) in it. Couldn’t think of a better name, so I settled on that.

Land & Sea Quilt

Land & Sea Quilt

It is BIG. 88″ x 100″. Queen sized for sure and the biggest quilt I’ve made.

Land & Sea Quilt - Angle

I think that the Alexander Henry birds pop oddly in this next photo of the back, but in person, I really like the choice. Plus I was out of white fabric and determined not to go buy any!

Land & Sea Quilt - Back

And just a couple more photos because my sister Cate (who the quilt is for! Happy housewarming!) loaned me her killer fancy camera and now I want it. It takes photos that are so much better than the ones my camera takes.

Land & Sea Quilt - Close up

Land & Sea Quilt - Binding

Got this fun and bright baby quilt all finished up!

Birds & Blooms baby quilt

Settled on the name “Birds & Blooms” for it, but I’ll have to make another quilt with birds & flowers so that the name “Flowers & Fowl” is used.

Along with the new sewing room, I have a design wall and a new place to take photos of a finished quilt. I need to get the lighting sorted out more, but it’s already better the past situation: spread out on the bed where it was really tough for me to get a wide shot.

Birds & Blooms baby quilt back

And a couple of individual blocks close up…

Birds & Blooms baby quilt detail

Birds & Blooms baby quilt all folded up!

Here it is!  All finished! There’s nothing like pulling a finished quilt out of the dryer and finally getting to see it in its fully crinkled glory.

Stacked Coin Quilt

It’s the biggest quilt I’ve free motioned.  I luckily don’t seem to have that many struggles with shoving a big ol’ quilt around in my sewing machine.  Maybe I just don’t know better, but I seem to manage alright.  I don’t roll the quilt (much) but I bunch and shove it all over the place.

Stacked Coin Quilt - Detail

This quilt was based on my Gender Neutral Baby Quilt but full sized, and the color scheme is similar, but somewhat more “adult”. I’m happy with the results and I hope its owner will be too!!

And three fun log cabin blocks for the back!

Stacked Coin Quilt - Back

Stacked Coin Quilt - Back Detail