Finished Plan C Briar Rose Baby Quilt

While I was working on a quilt for a raffle I found a quilt top I made back in February. I rummaged through my closet and couldn’t find a piece of batting large enough, so I slapped it up on the design wall to remind me to buy batting on payday.

Saturday I stopped by Hancock Fabrics on the way home from a movie…50% OFF batting!!! Woot!

The pattern I used was Plan C from Carrie Nelson’s Schnibbles Times Two. The fabric is Heather Ross’s Briar Rose.

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I cut into the Briar Rose FQ bundle

It’s been a hard move into the townhome we’re renting (if you live in Sparks, NV never rent from Spring Villas), and we’re still fighting to be transferred into a new unit within the complex.

While repacking my sewing room I came across some fabric I bought a while ago, a Briar Rose FQ bundle from Hawthorne Threads.

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It’s happy fabric. I’m not happy. I sat there on the floor pulling out some books and came across a happy quilt in the Schnibbles Times Two quilt book.

Last Friday I began cutting into the happy fabric.

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Over the weekend I made lots of four-patches and geese.

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Last night I started putting the top together ~ I’m making it into a baby quilt. Still have two borders to add.

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See? Happy fabric!

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Still not happy with the rental management nor the townhome , but I’m a bit calmer now. 🙂

Finished my Sparkle Punch Quilt Along ~ Oh, Fransson!

I joined in on Elizabeth’s (of Oh, Fransson!) quilt along and FINALLY finished a baby sized quilt. It was going to be bigger, but a few other quilts got in the way, and one of them is a paying customer! YEA!

I used reproduction 1930’s fabrics. The longest part was making the wonky part of the stars…the top pieced right fast! Will give it another try later with different fabrics. 🙂

A quilt for Evan Henry

We have a new baby in my extended family…Evan Henry (my brother-in-law’s sister’s baby boy).

I finished the half square triangle quilt top…added two batik borders, one (the biggest) is a beauty…Paradise Barbados and the smaller one (also the binding) Tonga royal iron scrollwork. It’s backed by a pretty fuzzy flannel ~ Ice Garden by Maywood Studios.

It’s 44″x52″…so it’ll last him a very long time.

(changing photos! Mom came back with it all washed…outside shot much better)

Baby quilt finished…used the Threadbanger

I finished the baby quilt yesterday. After machine quilting by ‘stitch in the ditch’ with my new Janome “threadbanger” ~

I hand-stitched the binding on.

It was 50F and SUNNY yesterday in the Truckee Meadows and surrounding area, so I took the quilt, my silver tailor’s thimble, needle and thread and sat outside on the back porch to stitch the binding on.

Big sigh…it was a wonderous sunny day…I pretended to load up on natural vitamin D (not really sure you can do that in the winter up north)! It was nice to quilt, soak up the sun rays, and listen to the birds.

Still have the Creeping Crud….

Still loaded with snot and have a bronchial cough, but I dragged myself to work today. My office doesn’t have a high traffic flow, so I won’t pass it onto anyone…Drats!

Monday and Tuesday have been dreary days here in Northern Nevada. Drizzling rain, snow, sleet, ice, more rain, more snow…grey. I’m tired of the grey. Guess it was good days to be sick.

I did get something accomplished though…I cleaned up my sewing room! Unpacked most of the boxes and made room to get out my ironing board and cutting table. I even unpacked my new Janome 1600P sewing machine that my inlaws gave me for Christmas…but it baffled the hell out of me trying to thread the bugger. I still can’t get the bobbin to work. Waaaaay different than what my Janome 6500P was! I miss that machine sooooooo much. So I took out my little Janome half-pint and sewed on it yesterday.

I made a baby quilt top…I used a cheater panel…it’s just so cute, had to use it. I think the baby will be able to use it into his toddler days. LOL!

Here are the fabrics I used…the panel is from RJR Fabrics ~ Everything but the Kitchen Sink (1930’s prints featuring Overall Bill).

Here is the top…I will bind the quilt with the dark blue material.