Secret quilt update, final

I am probably posting too many photos of this quilt, but I just really enjoy the colors and layout. I am submitting this to the 100 Days of Modern Quilting online exhibition today.
I can't wait to give this gift and also to let my grandma see the finished product. I didn't get a very good reaction from her when I showed her the fabrics that make up this quilt, they are just not her style at all, but luckily this quilt is not for her.
I am submitting a total of three quilts to the modern quilting exhibit, I will keep you posted if any of my quilts are included in the exhibit.


Modified nine patch block -10

 This is the tenth block for the block of the month project I am participating in as part of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild. It is a modified nine patch. I am getting excited to finish the last two blocks so that I can make decisions about sashing, borders, and quilting. Stay tuned!


Jacket for baby e

I made this jacket for a friend. She needed a gift for an upcoming baby shower and brought me this jacket. We picked out fabric together and I appliqued a bird onto the back of the jacket. I "put a bird on it," as the saying goes. The project was simple and didn't take too long; it was good to get some practice machine stitching around the curves. I sewed the feet on by hand.
I hope the momma likes it!

Linking up with Pam's Pillows and Cushions Link Party at Threading My Way


Secret quilt update, 03

Time for another update. Here are the twelve completed blocks, all of these bright florals are so fun.
This is the fabric for the sashing between the blocks, the border, and the back of the quilt.
I quilted this myself using a long arm machine. The only thing left to do is put the label on the back and photograph it. I will post those photos soon, I am giving this as a gift in less than a month. I am very excited for a certain someone to see it.


String pieced block -09

 I really like the way this block turned out, it is so colorful. It reminds me of that Fruit Stripe gum my sister collected as a kid. Yes, I said collected. She didn't chew gum much back then, she just stockpiled it.
Anyway, the original block idea came from Kaye Prince, her blog is called Miss Print.
I chose to leave out one element from her block, and I am happy with the results. It is basically a standard string pieced block, except that I made it a little wonky.


Habitat blocks-fabric line by Jay McCarroll

Recently at an Austin Modern Quilt Guild meeting I volunteered to be special events coordinator for the next twelve months. My first project was going to be organizing the group in a Jay McCarroll challenge, creating quilt blocks using fabric from his most recent line, Habitat.
I bought some fabric and made a few blocks to present at the next meeting, and then I found out that we missed the deadline to have fabric donated to our group.
This is my favorite block from that short lived project.

We switched to another very exciting challenge, which you can read about here. I will post more on my blog about it after my blocks are made.
Another block made using some Jay McCarroll Habitat fabric.