Saturday, February 5, 2011
I finished up two quilts for my grandsons (Lliam and Lucas) today. Luke likes trains so his has a train track and he loves trucks, so that's why I picked the backing. Lliam likes racecars. Lliams quilt turned out significantly bigger than Lukes, so I made it into a quillow with a monster as the spot where you tuck the quilt up into. I think it turned out pretty good, but it was really too long for a traditional quillow and I made the pocket too small. Ooops. Maybe I'll do better next time. In another year or so, I'll make a quillow for Luke and a bug quilt for Lliam. Already have the fabrics ready.
My favorite online quilting group just reached 7,000 members and to commemorate the milestone, Carol Doak designed a new block for us and issued a new challenge. We had to make a quilt project using four of these blocks. I already had one (in the center), so yesterday I made three more (slightly modified) and put them together. I think it's pretty cool. Now I just have to find some border fabric to go with it.