Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What I'm working on - Fish and Elephants

Life is super busy right now so squeezing in time to quilt has been more difficult. But I am managing to make progress on a few things.

1. Wonky Charm Goldfish Baby Quilt


I finally starting quilting this baby. It has to be finished in about two weeks so I'd better get moving. So far I'm liking it but I'm still on the fence as to how to quilt the ombre dots fabric.

2. Another baby quilt and a mini
The small elephant is going on a mini for a IG swap. The large one will be the center of another baby quilt that is still mostly in the planning stages but needs to get into the actually happening stage SOON!

3. Practice/mini quilt squares.
Last night I made up several practice quilt sandwiches. I'm still loving Angela Walters book, Shape by Shape, and I want to do some skill practice. And since most of the new babies I'm making quilts for have older siblings, I thought I would turn them into little mini quilts for those big brothers and sisters. I'm going to quilt each child's initial into the mini and pair each one with a stuffed animal. Voila! Practice for me and a bonus gift for the kiddos. I'll report back when I get one or two of these done. 

4. Fall Out will be delivered to its new home today!
You can read about this quilt and its construction herehere, and (for finished pics) here. My parents drove through and spent the night with us on their way up to Utah so I prevailed on them to be my quilt delivery service. My mom will be visiting my friends today to deliver the quilt.  I wish I could have done it in person but at least this is more personal than putting it in the mail.  I hope they like it!

I'm also running my first Instagram swap with my friend Vicki from OrchidOwlQuilts. That is keeping us pretty busy as we are still in the organizing partners stage. 

Life is good. 

Linking up with Freshly Pieced Work in Progress Wednesday

12 comments:

  1. Wow, it sounds like you've been very productive of late!

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    1. Not really. I guess it just looks like it. If I had been productive, the fish quilt would be done and those elephants would be appliqued! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. so far, the quilting on the goldfish quilt is FABULOUS! I'm sure you'll figure out what to do on the dots when the time comes. The mini quilt with stuffed animal for older siblings is a super nice touch that I am quite confident will be very much appreciated by both the mommas and the siblings!
    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the elephants :-)
    (nice tags, btw :-)
    ~ Tracy

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    1. Hi Tracy! Thanks for visiting me. I hope I figure out the dots. I keep changing my mind! I'm looking forward to the elephant quilts as well.

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  3. I love the quilting that you have done on the baby quilt. That is going to be stunning!

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    1. Thank you! I hope it all turns out like I want it to.

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  4. Thanks for sharing all of your progress! An amazing week of accomplishment! Love the elephants!

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    1. I like the elephants too! I just need to find some time to actually do something with them!

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  5. Oh my! I am so jealous! So much creativity, it is really making me get off the PC and finish that quilt next to me....

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    1. Hee hee! Thanks so much! I get sucked into my laptop too. Especially when the linky parties are up.

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  6. Pretty, pretty quilts! You have such innovative ideas and color schemes! Great work!

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    1. Aw! Thanks Barbara. You made my day!

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