I find that when life is kicking into high gear, the last thing I want to do is sit down at the computer to blog. I am forcing myself to sit and get some of the projects I have been working on recorded, before more pile up and I get totally overwhelmed! Don't forget, you can find me on Instagram @aquiltingsheep. I do tend to post there a tiny bit more often.
Lets jump right into it, shall we?
One of the greatest perks of my job at Cotton Creek Mill is getting to play with fabric that I don't have to buy to make shop samples. It's the best of both worlds. This is the beginning of the Pretty Petals quilt found in the book Vintage Vibe using the Fresh Cut fabric line by Basic Grey.
So pretty and springy!
I also got to play with the new line by 3 Sisters called Whitewashed Cottage. Cluck Cluck Sew's pattern Shortcake using the throw size makes two nice sized baby quilts with only one orphan block left over. It's a great use of a jelly roll.
These next two quilts came from my stash and will be gifted to a new baby and her big sister from my church. The first one is for the big sister. She has a bunny that she carries with her everywhere. Her parents were worried about what they would do if it ever got lost, so they bought a few more to put back, just in case. Well, this sweet little miss found one of them and now carries two. They have very clever names, Bunny and Backup Bunny. I knew the bunnies had to be part of the quilt, so I started there and built around them to come up with this creation. Sometimes I even impress myself. =)
The flowers and butterflies are from Lori Holt's book, Quilty Fun. I framed the butterflies and squared them up at angles to give the butterflies movement.
Letters are from Moda's Spell It With Fabric.
Here is Backup Bunny!
For her new baby sister, I used an Aviary honeybun that has been in my stash for a long while.
If you look carefully, you can see I quilted the baby's name into the quilt. I kept the quilting simple to keep the quilt soft.
There are a few more projects that I have been working on, but this post is long enough. Perhaps I will get back here before another 5 weeks slip by. *wink*
Have a happy Monday!