Saturday, February 6, 2010

New projects in the works . . .

The young man who was hired to teach Art when I retired, is also one of my former students. He is doing a terrific job and I am so pleased to see what I started 20 years ago continue. He and his wife are expecting their first child in March. A teacher colleague and I are making a baby quilt for them.










I found this flannel backing, scanned the images and enlarged them for applique.




Marsha is making the pinwheels to fill in the other 5 squares. We'll join them next week and I show you the finished product.


The second project is for my oldest Niece, Sarah. Its her turn for a king size quilt for their bedroom. She looked through my books and spotted an idea in
Louise L. Smith's A New Twist on Strips 'n Curves (Not a simple pattern). "Can you do this Aunt Janet?" "Of course Sarah, I love challenges." I put together these fabrics from my stash and got the go ahead.
Here are the strips I've sewn so far, ready to cut and put together. I hope the orange doesn't take over.

I did this technique before for my sister. Look here to see what I'm talking about.

10 comments:

wishes, true and kind said...

Love the happy little space creatures (or whatever they are). It will make a very happy quilt, and the applique is adorable!

Jackie said...

That is going to be one really cute quilt. They will love it!! Can't wait to see your Strips and Curves quilt.

Lurline said...

Wow! Love both projects!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Joyce said...

I have that book but have never made anything from it. Do you have the special ruler? I love the fabrics you have chosen and the strips look amazing. I want one too!!

Funoldhag said...

Such great quilts in the making! That baby quilt is adorable. And the other quilt for your niece looks to be another one of your beauties, Janet. Will be watching the progress! Enjoy! Carol

Crispy said...

What a clever idea to scan in the fabric!! I don't think the orange is over powering, it adds such a pretty splash of color!!

Crispy

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lucky teacher's baby and really lucky Sarah!!

nicolette said...

Love that creatures quilt!!

imquilternity said...

mmm.....LOVE the fabrics you've chosen for the Strips N' Curves. I love all of Louisa Smith's stuff. Can't wait to see this one finished...keep us posted! Please!

Julia said...

Love both projects..the strips look amazing. beautiful..
Julia ♥