I have three quilts all basted and ready when she returns, including this quilt made with Liberty Lawn fabrics in my Chapel Glass pattern. I've been wanting to make a darker version of this pattern for awhile, to really give the illusion of stained glass, and I can't wait to quilt it (and can't wait for a sunny day to really show the colors, either)!
I finally purchased that fat sixteenth bundle from Lady Belle Fabric that I had been eyeing. The bundle contains 22 different Liberty prints, and even though the pieces aren't big (about 9" x 13"), I was able to choose a pattern that would use them judiciously without wasting them; and it didn't break the bank. Win, win! I do have some thoughts on working with the Liberty lawn fabrics, but I'll reserve all judgments until after I completely finish the quilt.
The second is a quilt for the grandson of a friend (due in May). The shades of navy, baby blue, and gray, with pops of red will match his nursery. This Double Slice pattern is turning out really cute! I'm still not able to share my secret sewing with you, but that is the third quilt, all ready and waiting for the return of my machine. All of my safety pins for basting are in use now, so until I can reclaim some of them, it's all cutting and piecing from here on out!
So, last week's party was amazing, as usual! Amanda at The Cozy Pumpkin linked up her Emerald Isle quilt, and I think the green and white is so striking, and perfect for spring!
I love the beautiful rippling effect created by this one from Sew Preeti Quilts, called Skipped a Stone.
And this sweet little quilt from Lori at Crossquilt is so colorful and fun! Our guild received a donation of some of these fabrics, and we decided to let our members choose a few to make our quilts for our local children's hospital. I haven't cut into my own Mushroom World fat quarters yet, but Lori's quilt offers me some great inspiration for this cute line.
So, I hope that you've been getting lots of fun sewing time this week! I can't wait to see it!
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