Sunday, February 8, 2015

Finished! All Animal I Spy Quilt

I finished my all-animal I Spy quilt today.  I've been obsessed with I Spy charms for a little while now.  When Munchkin was first born and I spent a ton of time nursing, I tended to dream up various quilt project, especially I Spy projects.  This was one of them.  Not sure why I wanted to do an all-animal quilt, but I like it.
For the back, I used up some larger scraps I had that were animal themed.  Many were left over from all the fabric with monkeys that I bought for A's monkey quilt last Christmas.
I'm into diagonal grids at the moment, so that's how it's quilted.  No intended recipient at the moment; I will hang on to it until someone needs a baby/child quilt.

This is a Quarter 1 finish for the Finish Along, hosted by On the Windy Side
Click here for the original project list.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

First Finish! Project bags

First finish/completed project of the year!  I actually finished these last weekend, but didn't get the chance to post.

For Christmas, my mom gave me a class at my local quilt shop.  The class was for these project bags.  The pattern is for 4 different sizes, and the supplies make one of each size.  (S, M, L, & XL) We did the large one in class, and I left with all but the binding on that one completed.  I have now completed one of each size.

The front of the bags:

And the back of the bags:

The bags are quilted.  This was my very first time doing a zipper, which was one of the reasons I wanted to do the class. I have now done 5!  (Yes, I know, there are 4 bags.  I made a mistake at one point and had to get a new zipper.)  I had also never sewn with vinyl before.  And I kept going back and forth between 3 different feet on my machine, so overall I felt very pleased in how I was adding new skills.  I also had a lot of fun choosing fabrics to use up from my stash, though if I could do it over again I would not use that yellow binding on the small bag.  I have decided to make more, as I have been doing a huge cleaning out and reorganizing of my craft space and I think it will help keep my half finished projects organized and contained.  Three of these now have projects in them!  I suspect the small one will be better for storing notions and such than projects, unless I pick up EPP.

This is a Quarter 1 finish for the Finish Along, hosted by On the Windy Side
Click here for the original project list.