Friday, February 22, 2008

Stealing time

Oh, what a bad person I am! I am at work...listening to a boring conference call...and BLOGGING on Work Time! I usually don't do this, but once in a while - what the heck.

I worked on two baby quilts this week. The first one was an experiment; I got this cute "Curious George" fabric and decided to try to make a quilt using free-motion quilting. Yes, I should have practiced first but I love to just jump into projects and find out what happens. So I was not surprised when I made mistakes on the back fabric - where I got some sewn in wrinkles and other issues. Some nice baby will get this quilt thru the Goodwill store and since it is soft and warm, I'm sure they'll love it.

The second one if for a dear friend who is having her first Grandchild in the spring. She's so excited and so happy for her kids and herself that I ran right home and started on this quilt. I had the perfect fabric for this family which usually have more dogs than people in the house. This fabric is SO soft, it's a beautiful cotton that feels as soft as a really worn leather glove, or like an old, old, soft linen sheet. It was delightful to work with. The family also likes bright colors so I added the orange - which of course I love also. I also used a medium loft wool filling which gives a puffiness that is so nice to look at. I've been using a low loft cotton batting which gives a nice blanket feel, but sometimes I like the puffy quilt look. I just have to finish the binding and do the final touch ups, but wanted to post it before I forget and give it away.

Busy week as usual.


human being said...

These two baby quilts are sure pretty and delightful....the orange one is so bright and lively.

And Mim, you ARE a good person cuz you are not hiding .... there are quick ways to compensate... ;)


Michele said...

OK, you should totally start selling your quilts because I would buy the Curious George one, wrinkles or not. Both are so adorable. You could make a fortune just selling baby quilts.

Teri C said...

Both are so cute! Curious George! great!

Debra Kay said...

Lovin the dog ones, and george too. When I am over the flu, I will request some advice on my horse quilt blocks-they are here but I just haven't had the energy to deal with them.

Forever Young said...

loving them, specially curious george, no the dog one, no the george one, no the dog one, oh what the heck- both!

Michele said...

I'm not sure if you got my email from last night or night but I'm not sure when a surprise has ever made me happier : ) You know how you feel when you get something new that you really, really like and you kind of have a glow from it for days? Well, that's how I'm feeling today. Thank you so much for thinking of me and Zoe. We LOVE it and as I said, it is giving me hope for the future : )