Aren't they just the best? I didn't make a forest green one for May because I want a bright and lime green one since this quilt is likely headed to a toddler I happen to know.
The second ongoing project is making string placemats. Oh, do I have strings, especially in blues and greens. As with the forest and sage greens, I made two placemats.
The backing is leftover from my Auntie Norma's quilt, and one piece of the binding is also from the back of her quilt, a long piece trimmed off when squaring up the quilted quilt. The rest of the binding is pulled out of my leftover binding baggie. What a wonderful feeling when I didn't cut any binding, just sewed pieces together until I had enough for both placemats.!
My blues string box is still chock full, so I plan to make myself a string placemat to go with my red, pink, turquoise and yellow ones.
I had a recent finish that is also bright (with some dark) blues. I made the throw in my recently-released pattern Pop Star:
You can read about the quilt, which I named Crystal Constellations because of the star design, the stars in the turquoise fabric, and the silver metallic bling in the fabrics, by clicking the link. For those of you who quilted along with me, be sure to link up your flimsy OR finished quilt here by the 22nd!
You can purchase a copy of the pattern, which has both throw and baby quilt sizes, in my Etsy shop, SandraJaneQuilts.
With the pressure off to getting the throw done, as well as the baby quilt for my most recent pattern, A Roll of the Dice, I feel lighter! I plan to work on some of my PHD projects, a quilt using 'Drift' an Art Gallery Fabrics line by Angela Walters from a few years back, quilting my 150 Canadian Women quilt, (it's the one and only flimsy waiting!) and get to work writing up my Rainbow House Block quilt pattern. But first, my own blue placemat, right?!
If you thought there was a pretty dark spot in lower left corner of the placemats photo, you were right!
|Those paws! He often lies like this.|