Firstly, two finishes (yay!!!): Secret Projects #1 and #2 revealed!
We talked to their families about their favorite things and colors (this young lady loves the 49ers!), and had all the other girls piece the blocks. I made a few extra blocks and finished the quilts up!
It was fun to teach the girls a new skill, and these blocks were perfect for first-time sewists--they're supposed to be wonky!
I actually machine quilted both of these, because I didn't have time to hand-quilt them like I usually do. It's still not my favorite thing to do, and it certainly didn't help that it's been a bit hot here lately, but they're done, they look great, and hopefully these girls will know how much they're loved!
I based the design of these quilts off of this awesome quilt by Film in the Fridge, and I even managed to get by without doing any y-seams!
(Sorry for the terrible picture--I took it at 1:00am with my iPod!)
I pieced the batting last night (I had lots of huge leftover pieces that worked out perfectly!), and I'm going to piece the backing & baste it tonight. I'm really excited about this one you guys.
Also, I opened a little store! I'm going to be quitting my job when Henry is born :( so I'm going to start selling some of my favorite quilts! I've only got a couple of things listed right now since I've been busy with other stuff, but my goal is 4 quilts a month, and I just made an awesome plan (and Scott mathed for me) for some great new ones coming soon! You can check it out here:
And also like the facebook page here: