For Tonya

Tonya requested a look at my quilt wip's and I'm happy to comply!  I've got so many things going at once, but if you've been reading this blog for any length of time you should know I love to start new things.  I almost always get back to the old ones eventually, but it can be a while and that may be frustrating for some. 

First off, here's the third baby quilt, done and dusted.  This one was quite a reach for me.  I finally decided I just have to get rid of my fear of free motion machine quilting.  Don't look too closely at the quilting, but I do feel that I really stretched myself on this one.  I tried some new shapes and they came out pretty good.  This one has been sent off to baby Addison and I hope she likes it!

Meanwhile, I joined the Doll Quilt Challenge group on Flickr just for fun and this is the June Challenge.  It's a pattern called disappearing nine-patch.  I have two more sides of the border to quilt and it'll be done.  The July Challenge is a technique I've been really wanting to try called "confetti".

Here's what you start out with.  I made four nine-patches like this and sliced them as you see here, then rearranged the blocks into the pattern above.  I really like these Kaffe Fasset colors.  The red and green are examples of his shot cottons.  That green is perhaps my most favorite fabric of all in my stash right now! 

I have also just finished machine quilting the last of the four baby quilts I've been working on. The great thing about this one is that, as far as I know, the baby hasn't been born yet.  When I get the word, all I have to do is finish hand sewing the binding to the back and send it off!  Right now I only have some close ups of the quilting, I'll get a full quilt photo later.  I'm just so proud of the quilting on this one.  I've really made progress!