Sunday, March 10, 2024

Quilting, Quilting, and more Quilting!!!

 The last month has been full of quilting around here!  I have finished a few quilt tops and am about to start getting busy quilting them!

The first one I finished up (which I'm really excited about) is Tossed at Sea, a quilt I designed using triangle cutoffs from a chevron quilt my mom made about 10 years ago, which is shown above.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love Tula Pink!  When Mom was cleaning out some sewing stuff in her sewing room a couple years ago, she asked if I wanted the tringles from her flying geese.  Of course!!!  In May of 2022, we hosted our first Friends of Judy quilt retreat and I decided to start playing with the little triangles.  I found some really pretty navy fabric at Stitchin' Heaven and started making a ton of HST blocks.  251 to be exact.  At the time, I had no idea what I would do with them.  In January of this year, I got my hands on EQ8 and decided to make this HST quilt a reality.  I ended up turning the HST blocks into flying geese and I love how it all came together.  Currently, it's waiting to be quilted, but once that's done, I'll be able to get some really good pictures of it and write the pattern for it to share with y'all!  It will be my first venture into pattern writing and I'm excited about it!  

***Updated to add the link for the Tossed at Sea pattern, now posted!!!

Next up, I've been making some adorable small quilts that are perfect as baby gifts! I'm a huge fan of Villa Rosa pattern cards and I found a super cute one that goes together really quick, Silver Star. I'm currently toying with the idea of selling finished quilts, starting with baby quilts.  If so, this will likely be among the ones offered.

One thing that I am really enjoying right now if playing with designing my own quilts with EQ8 and in doing so, my husband has put in a request.  His favorite arcade game is Galaga and he's asked if I can make an 8-bit Galaga quilt for him.  I started working on the layout this week and it's going to be a fun one to do!  I'll be sure to keep posting my progress on Instagram and Facebook!

Lastly, I have been working on a special secret project and I cannot wait to share later this year!  

What has been on y'all's cutting tables lately?  

Stay Creative, my friends!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Krista! Your Tossed at Sea quilt top is gorgeous! Isn't it amazing that you finished most of it with some leftovers from another quilt. Beautiful job. The Silver Star pattern is a great one for baby quilts and quite versatile, too. I'm intrigued by your Galanga quilt challenge. How cool! Keep up the great work. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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