Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010 (and a quilty finish)

What a year!   I think I quadrupled the amount of quilts I made this year.  I learned how to free motion quilt and got an awesome new machine.  I’m sad to say goodbye, but I can’t help but feel like 2011 is going to be A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

I didn’t do so well updating the blog and my stash is WAY out of control.  2011 is gonna see some changes coming, but we’ll save that for the new year.

I’m so excited I can finally post pictures of this quilt.  I feel like I’ve been working on it forever and didn’t want to ruin the surprise for the recipient!

fig tree HST front

I started this quilt sometime in August…I think…for a Christmas gift for my mother in law.  Fabric is Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Fig Tree for Moda and Moda Bella solids.  It’s constructed entirely of half square triangles and is a 64 inch-ish square.  I saw the arrangement of half square triangles online…somewhere… and really loved it.  I love half square triangles but I think I’ll be taking a small break from them for just a bit :). 

fig tree backing

Backing is Kona solids and a few blocks that didn’t work out so well in the front.  This was the only quilt I made as a Christmas gift this year and the timing worked out perfectly.  It was pieced, quilted, and washed with out any stressing over getting it done on time.  As for my mother in law….I think she liked it :)

I also made a gathered clutch ala Noodlehead.  It was my first time using the tutorial and I LOVED it.  I had to re-read one step a couple of times….but eventually it made perfect sense.

Bliss Gathered Clutch

Fabric is Bliss by Bonnie and Camille for Moda (Love this line!).  I made it for my god daughter for Christmas after going into every store in the mall searching for a wristlet.  Nothing was age appropriate (she’s 11 and all the wristlets said let’s go clubbin’!) so I made my own.  She loves it and so does her mom; so I’ll be making another one this weekend. 

1 comment:

Angie said...

Love it! Your points are perfect!