Some vacation sewing!

As I mentioned in my last post, I was on vacation at the cottage from June 24 to July 2 and during the week, I got lucky and it rained for 3 days straight!  Rain for me means sewing so for 3 glorious days, I was upstairs in my sewing room sewing up a storm!  :-)

I got started with the quilting for Doc, the May Schnibble. 

Pieced with two California Girl charm packs and some white background fabric.  Don't look at the corners too closely... I just couldn't make those borders line up properly!

I quilted straight lines throughout and used the same lime green I used for the cornerstones for the binding.  The quilt finishes at 42" square.  The perfect size for a baby quilt.

Next, I got started on a new project.  My boss (who's also a dear friend I have known for 15 years now) is turning 50 this August.  So I decided I would make her a nice lap quilt for her birthday.  I had a really hard time deciding which fabric to use for her quilt because she's really not a "girly girl" and HATES pink!  :-)  In the end, I decided to go with Blueberry Crumbcake charms and a beige background fabric.

Pattern:  Happy Weekender (found at the Moda Bakeshop)
Designer:  Kim Niedzwiecki
Size:  66.5" x 58.5"
I now need to find the perfect backing and binding fabrics but I have no idea what colours to go with!  Any suggestions?

And lastly, I completed Block 1 of the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM.  I signed up for this BOM program a couple of years, but still haven't finished all the blocks.  So I had decided not to sign up for another one... ever!  But when I saw this year's fabric choice - Vintage Modern - I crumbled and gave in!  And I'm so happy I did - how cute is this!  :-)

I'm super excited about all the projects I'm working on right now.  I love that piecing is getting easier for me, my seams are lining up nicely, my blocks are the right size and I'm not unpicking stitches nearly as often as I used to.  I can feel my confidence growing when it comes to quilting my "creations" because I'm not trying to be perfect - I'm just trying to get better!  It's awesome!  :-)

Linking up at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday.

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  1. How wonderful for you! I really like the Doc quilt green binding and cornerstones. Glad to hear that practice makes perfect. I'm trying to get in a lot more practice!

  2. Nice quilts! And a very pretty block - love the Vintage Modern fabric line!

  3. Beautiful work. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who takes a sewing machine on vacation. I love the quilting in the Doc quilt! It is just lovely.


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