Quilting Nona

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Valentine Distraction

"Doc" Project Update:  As usual,  I was overly optimistic on my anticipated progress so I don't have a picture to post yet.  The binding is 'mostly' finished and I am so pleased with the look. My quilt lable is designed thanks to a fairly new purchase:  A Bareroot's pattern called  "Quilt & Stitchery Labels"  that I picked up from last July's visit to the Fat Quarter Quilt Shop in Vista, California
One of the reasons that "Doc" isn't done is that I tend to get distracted very easily . . . I always have several projects in various stages  &  there are always new ones that are driven by the changing seasons, upcoming holidays or latest shopping trip.

My Valentine Distraction:

A little valentine bib for one of the special little men in my life.  I ran across this little Felties Valentine Kit at Beverly's.   Amazingly I had just the right fabric ~ some T-shirt ribbing, Babyville Boutique Polyurethane Laminated Fabric for most of the bib,  brown polk-a-dot cotton from the stash to add onto the bottom, plus a little vinyl crumb catcher.  Note to self: The pattern was a tad short (must be the t-shirt neck style), adjust the length of the  pattern.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Almost Done !

Sometime last year (I think it was June - it's all a blur now) I started a project for the Schnibble Parade using the pattern called 'Doc'.  I had the perfect fabric in my stash . . .  purchased  at last spring's Quilt Rush:  Late Bloomers by Sandy Gervais.   I luv luv luv the colors and prints of that fabric line.  It reminded me of the colors in my sister's newly remodeled kitchen.  So, of course, I had to make this project for her.  It was intended as a birthday present . . .  sadly the birthday has come and gone (Sorry Sis!) I told her it would be on its way soon.  I am so close to being done - should have it ready to ship by the begining of next week. 

I have to say I think this project  ranks right up their as one of my favorite quilting projects.  In fact I loved the fabric line so much that I just had to get my hands on some more for a future project ~ maybe just for me. 

Look what just arrived:
This picture certainly doesn't do  the fabric line justice but check back next week to see my completed project.