Monday, September 5, 2011

I got some things done today.

Despite flinching and waiting for the power to go out, what with storms and tornado watches most of the day.

I'm super stuffy.

Here's what I did:

3 blocks for my first ever block lotto entry
block lotto, 3
I love love love batiks, so I'm kind of hoping to win this month.

I think I picked a layout for the girl version of the Across the Sea QAL:
Layout #1
I haven't sewn it yet. Just sewing the boy version (after squaring up all the blocks and having to cut borders and more edging bits) took longer than I estimated.

Here's the finished top for the boy version. (It is still in need of pressing.)
with Kraken:
Kraken and quilt
sans Kraken:
Across the Sea QAL, top done!

It's a really cute quilt. I'm praying I don't mess it up with the quilting.

I picked 2 (because I apparently have to do everything twice) palettes for the Dead Simple QAL:
Palette#1:
Palette #1
It's WAY out of my comfort zone with colors...YELLOW, ORANGE, AND PINK.
I'm trying to come to terms with them....plus, I think it will be nice to have bright colors going into cooler weather.
Palette #2:
Palette choice
I'm thinking of making just a lap quilt out of these.

I'm making another disappearing 9 patch kid quilt...I've decided this is my meditative action. It's easy. I get a result quickly...I have lots of people that could take it. I'm coveting the monkeys and birds on this one. I bought batiks this weekend to make one for my dad. I haven't cut into them yet.
Here's the layout of the monkey quilt:
Layout #2 THE WAY TO GO

I'm still trying to decide what to do with Mom's quilt. I contacted one pro-quilter for long arming, but she wasn't local and she hasn't responded. I'm ok with mailing one off. Does anyone have someone to recommend?

5 comments:

  1. Lovely Across the Sea quilts; and pretty Block Lotto blocks.

    I wish the Disappearing 9patch blocks I've been given were that restrained!

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  2. Lovely batiks and the border around the boy version sets it off nicely.

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  3. sweet across the sea quilts, i need to get moving on mine!

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  4. fun palettes for the Dead Simple qa. And I loove your Across the Sea quilts!

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  5. 'The Sometimes Crafter' does longarm quilting, I don't know from personal experience but have seen other's quilts online that she's done http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/ I love the boy and girl plus quilts!

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