Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This one is for ME!

My turn, my turn! Since October, I have completed six quilts and two table toppers all intended for others. While I absolutely love making hand made gifts for family and friends;

 I have been seriously craving a project for me.
In May, I won an "Aspen Frost" jelly roll from a great giveaway at 1 Choice 4 Quilting. Finally, I have some time to create something from that georgous fabric.
 The pattern is from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
The feline decorative accent is another story all together. Her name is Finleigh. Although she looks like a kitten, she is four years old. We rescued her as a tiny baby from a breeder that my in- laws deal with because the breeder did not want kittens that were an "oops in her kennel". She is mix between Oriental Short Hair and Maine Coon. My inlaws took her brother and we took her.
What's another Zyrtec when in comes to rescuing a beautiful kitten?

The top is done except for the border. It took me two weekend days and 5 evenings after work,
I picked the fabric for the border before putting the rest together and once I finished it, I decided that I didn't like what I chose for the border, at all. Does this happen to the rest of you.
 Maybe I should not pick border fabric until the rest of the top is done??????????
so, I ordered a different fabric for the border.
Stay tuned for progess on this quilt as soon as the border fabric arrives.


I finally found somehting that I like for border fabric!

This one is for you, honey!

Last fall when I decided to start quilting again, I enlisted my Sister Dear, Michele, to help me get going. We visited several quilt shops that are local to her and we found this fabric on sale. 
I fell in love with it because in my opinion, it was the perfect fabric for a somewhat masculine quilt for my husband.
Like most of us, other projects, my job and life in general got in the way of my hubby's quilt for quite a while. Also, I really did want to hone my rusty skills a bit before I made something for him or other family members.
I promised myself that I would not have more than two UFOs at a time so after I finished a table topper for my Mom and Uncle Kenny's quilt, I got to work on this one, for John. (The guy really does need a present)
All quilts are fun for me but I have to admit that I can see the improvement in my quilts with practice. Corners are matching up better, seams are getting straighter and they are much less "wonky" than the first couple.
I hope you like this, hubby loved it. The long arm quilting was done at The Village Quiltery in Tannersville, PA.