Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ReCap :: Something New

Hello and Happy New Year!  Just thought I'd recap on my first year of quilting.  Crazy how looking back I feel so much more accomplished.  I think 7 quilts finished my first year is a great start.

And of course my Farmer's Wife Blocks...I miss making these.  Stopped when we left for vacation in August, returned and then moved, then started up new things.  I hope to begin again in February. 
FWQAL :: Week 5

It was a good first year.  Thank you all for supporting me.

And last but certainly not least, something I haven't shared yet.  I made my twin nieces who turned 9 on Dec. 29 these mini wall quilts:
M is for Mikayla

 R is for Rylee

  These were inspired by Amy at Nana & Co.   I love her use of linen and reproduction prints.  She is better at choosing prints/colors than I am.  The linen was fun to work with.  I hadn't thought of mixing it with other fabrics before.  I learned lighter prints compliment it best.  My bright blues and reds were a little too much contrast.  I used my trusty Yo Yo Maker to make the center of the Dresden and then added a few buttons and hand stitching to give it a more finished handmade look. The girls loved them.

Well, I've got a quilt to finish basting and plot out my quilting. 


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love your mini wall quilts! Dresden plates are my one of my all-time favorite blocks. They turned out adorable! May have to make something similar for my daughters!


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