Monday, August 7, 2017

All four?

Maybe if I didn't try and work on all four projects at the same time, it would look like I am making faster progress.  I guess if I was honest there is another project that sneaks into the mix when I need a take-a-long task.  But, I only took pictures of the "four".



First up is the leader-ender project I cut out and then decided that it would be the actual project instead.  It's is such a scrappy quilt.  I know that's silly to say that but it's quite amazing really.  I've made the 16 blocks and am in the process of making 40 sashing strips.

I'm planning on putting a panel with words on it between the 3rd and 4th row of bears paw blocks.  Not sure whether I will hand applique, machine applique, or block out the letters in patchwork.

It's been a really fun project and a great break from all the hand applique I have been doing.




The 2nd project is the Halloween Eve cross stitch.  It is my "I'm in no hurry" project.  I just work on it at the end of the day for a little while as I unwind.




The third project is appropriately the 3 Marigolds quilt in the hoop.  I hate to have an empty hoop or frames.  It just doesn't feel right if I'm not hand quilting something in those stolen moments while waiting for everyone to get ready or waiting for my husband to wake up after a sleepless night.  This little quilt is from a 'Joined at the Hip" pattern book using the hst from an exchange in my quilt group.  I kind of wish I had used a pale yellow fabric instead of the light beige.  The yellow would have helped the marigolds shine.




And then in the No. 4 slot is the Roseville Album Quilt I have been diligently working on since May.
This is the almost completed right side.  I just need to put a cat in that blank spot between the trees.


And this is the left side with the tree outlines done.  Orange and vermillion bubbles will go on the aqua tree with a slightly different treatment for the folliage on the yellow tree.  There's another cat between the trees and some birds in the upper left corner.  I have kind of slowed down on this project.  Need to get some oomph back.

But, we got some news today that puts a 5th quilt in the queue.  It's a baby quilt and today the proud parents (my youngest son and wife) found out IT'S A BOY!!!




I bought an American Jane baby quilt kit in Wisconsin 3 yrs ago and have been itching for an excuse to make it.  The kit is from the 'Ducks in a Row' line.  I'm so excited to get busy.  Don't you love it when you can quilt all day without guilt?  This baby NEEDS this quilt!!!

Robin

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8 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a happy reason for a fifth project!!
Love the scrappiness of the first quilt.
I need to follow your example and spend more stolen moments on the project in my hoop--that has been there way TOO long!!
Your applique continues to amaze me.

Nancy said...

It seems to me that you are making amazing progress on all of your quilts! It's quilters like you that make me wonder why on earth everything takes me so long! Your scrappy stars are too fun, and your Roseville is amazing. It's so full of things to look at and admire. Oh, don't you love those little ultrasounds of the unborn babies. They are just so dear. Congratulations on a new grandbaby to love. And yes, absolutely, he needs a quilt!

cityquilter grace said...

lovely projects...great to have a choice i always say....and how wonderful! a new little one...you are blessed!

Preeti said...

Congratulations on the new grandbaby news!!! Making progress (one project at a time)or having fun (on four or five). if I have a deadline, it is definitely one project otherwise I like to move between projects - there is never a dull moment. All your projects are gorgeous.

audrey said...

Wonderful news of the grandbaby! And I too always have several projects going on at the same time. Love the colors in your leaders and enders especially!

Karen said...

I haven't made a baby quilt in a long time. You making one will be a work of joy for a new grandson.
We are just back from vacation and I can't seem to settle down to working on my current quilt projects. For some reason, I want to sneak in a new one. How silly of me with all I already have going.

Ann said...

Congratulations on the grandson news. I like the double HST row. Actually I like all your projects; such lovely colors. The HSTs are something I could use in a border.

Pam said...

just love your version of the Roseville Album!! Congratulations on the new grandson.