I can finally share a project I've had to keep secret over the last month or so. A good friend from Massachusetts is having a sweet boy after three girls. Definitely a good reason to make a baby quilt! She told me she likes bright colors - so I decided to go with a bunch from my stash with a bike print that I love and have had since my five year old son was a baby. The pattern is from an older issue of Quilty: Nov/Dec 2013.
I followed the quilting suggestion from the magazine: wonky zig-zags, using my walking foot, all over the quilt. It was pretty easy and was a welcome break from stippling or simple straight line quilting.
I used a transportation themed fabric for the back as well as leftover binding pieces from other quilts to bind the quilt. The quilt measures 40 x 40.
I enjoyed making this quilt so much that I am going to do another one for my daughter, hopefully in time for Christmas. Every time she sees me making something in my sewing room, she asks me, "Are you making a quilt for me?" Of course she has about ten quilts already but I can't resist her enthusiasm. I am going to use these adorable Ann Kelle Girlfriends prints as the focal points for the blocks:
Finally, here is another simple finish: a Citrus Zip Pouch from a tutorial on the Liberty London blog. It's such an adorable idea but I was most intimidated by the curved piecing- which turned out to be really easy. The part I struggled with was putting it all together and making the intersections near the ends of the zipper become somewhat neat: I did and re-did it three times before it was somewhat acceptable!
Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.