Monday, January 08, 2007

New things in the new year



See this lovely quilt top? My fellow maverick, Susan, had this top languishing in her UFO pile, unloved and guilt inducing. When Susan read my recent post about the Denyse Schmidt wall hanging I made my sister for Christmas (with fabric from Susan's store), she mailed this top to me!!! I am so in love with it! I can't wait to get it quilted and start snuggling up under it! My sister is trying to talk me out of it. Not going to happen, my friend!


This is the progress I have made on the baby quilt that needs to be done by the end of January. It is the same pattern as the Christmas one my mom made for me. The blocks are made from three different sub-units - a one patch (the light yellow in the pic) and a two-patch (kind of a rail fence) and a four patch. Then the two big blocks are nine-patches - one made from the 4-patches and the one patches - and one made from the two-patches and the four patches. Ends up being a very random look. I am liking it - and I hope the mommy-to-be will like it too!

I have gotten to sew more these past two days than I have in the last several months. Nice and relaxing. Definitely need to make more time to sew some each day.

What have you all been up to this new year?

13 comments:

Harriett said...

I love that top! So cute. How large is it? Big enough or do you have to do anything to it?
Lucky you to have such great quilting buddies.

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful win win situation -- she looses a UFo, you get a quilt you'll love... :-)

Helen said...

Very funky. I love the flower block.

Screen Door said...

I love the baby quilt. I've got to get busy making one for a friend.

Laura said...

What a great flower quilt! Lucky you receiving such an awesome gift.

Shelina said...

Both of these are so cute. All the hard work is done on the maverick quilt. The colors on the baby quilt are so soothing - they are almost the same colors I am using on my baby quilt.

I'm with you on the fabric buying thing. From now on, I am only going to buy for projects rather than just for fun. There is fun in shopping for the right combination of fabric to make a quilt, and with a stash, you sometimes have to make do. I think most senior citizen centers, homeless shelters or cancer hospitals would be able to use an adult quilt.

Susan said...

It even looks better at your house than mine! As QuiltPixie said, it was a win-win for both of us!

Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

That's an adorable quilt! I'll be surprised if Madeleine doesn't take it away from you!

Carol E. said...

I love love love that top Susan sent you!! Very funky and 60s-ish. Makes me smile just to look at it.

Lynn Dykstra said...

Sarah,
What a wonderful gift--I love how we quilters, with plenty of our own quilts, take delight in a gift from another quilter.

Lucy said...

I really ,really love the flowerquilt !!

Karen said...

Oh, the bright flower quilt is going to look so GOOD quilted. Can't wait to see it!

Sharon said...

OK, so now, either you or Susan are going to have to tell me how to make my own Maverick Susan quilt! Please?