I don't know about you but when I am facing a deadline (in this case, a three month vacation in Michigan away from all of my sewing supplies and fabric in Bermuda) my creative juices start flowing at an alarming rate. I become a bit frantic to finish up all of those projects that have been gathering dust in the sewing closet.
So when I started this 'Bermuda Triangles' quilt top two weeks ago I was a bit nervous that it would distract me away from all of the other things that I should be working on (cleaning, packing, finishing up our homeschool year). And it did. But I finished it in record time and now I will take it to the longarm quilter in Grand Rapids. I can't wait to see it finished and bound. There are exactly 1000 four inch high triangles. It is made from the same fabrics that I used on the Bermuda Blues quilt.
This is a personal quilt--and I have plans for it :)
I received an e-mail last week from a mom asking if her son could be added to the 'Wrapped in Hope' birthday list. Of course, I can never say no. The bonus was that she said his favorite things are baseball and monkeys. I just happened to have both of those fabrics sitting around and with a little help from 'Cluck Cluck Sew' I whipped up this Double Hour Glass top.
I also had two baby quilts that needed to be quilted before I left.
Some of you may recognize this block--the Swoon Block.
I jumped on the bandwagon a few months ago and bought the pattern and without really paying attention (or reading the directions) chose some fabrics and made this block.
And then I hated it.
I went to the Flickr group and realized that if I had read the directions and SLOWED DOWN my block would not have turned out looking like an enormous flower.
Well, that being said--I think it makes a perfect baby quilt.
It will travel with the other 25-30 quilts to Haiti where a sweet mother will LOVE it and take it home to her baby.
I can't remember if I blogged about this finished baby quilt or not. This is a mini Around the World quilt. Fun to make, fun to quilt and I love how it turned out.
Now, back to packing!!