Remember this quilt? The guy I made it for is having a baby next month, Connor, and the first-time grandmother commissioned me to make a quilt for him.
It’s based on Oh Fransson‘s Baby Roller Rink pattern from her book “Modern Patchwork.” I pulled blue and green scraps and bordered the strips with FreeSpirit solids. It is backed in a Denyse Schmidt fabric from JoAnn’s and some scraps, quilted in a meandering square pattern with pale green thread, bound mostly in Madison from Happyland, and labeled.
I was excited to take photos of this quilt on a train up the tracks from my work. I’ve wanted to do a photo shoot there for a long time and a train was finally sided at just the right time.
I hope Connor and his parents (and his grandma) love this quilt for a long time.
I finished a quilt top last night! I have a commission on my design wall that I’ve had for way too long. It has proven to be the most challenging project ever, actually. I finally took the leap and started sewing things together a little Wednesday night but yesterday, feeling stressed about a lot of things, I needed to work on something quick and easy.I had the pieces for this top cut out months ago, right after I finished the girl version of the same design. At that time I had run out of the dark grey and couldn’t find more yardage of it. It wasn’t until I got the Kona color card in Jeni‘s class at Sewing Summit that I figured out it was charcoal and ordered some more. I only had to cut a few more pieces out and then was able to piece the squares into rows and the rows into a top. It was just the nearly instant gratification (only about 3 hours of work!) that I needed.Now to get the rest of it put together. And work on that daunting quilt…