So, I've got some fun ideas what to do with these, once I finish the shirt quilt top I've already got going ...
Looks like at least a couple good projects ...
So, for today, my favorite fabric designers are ... Banana Republic, Izod, Old Navy, Dockers, and Roundtree&Yorke, just to name a few! (Yep. They make great shirts, and reclaimed textiles like shirts make great fabric for cost-effective sewing!)
According to this post, I started on this in December. (Didn't realize it's been than long!)
Since this is English Paper Piecing, it's all stitched by hand, and it's become one of my favorite rocking-chair crafts.
Seems like there's always a lot of little bits coming together ...
And one of my most-portable projects right now is a set of "parts" to put together the edge pieces that are whites and off-whites and creams ...
... which means that the minute I got the stars done, I was ready to add the beginning of the last side border!
Being realistic, I have to point out that I'm planning on a lot of diamond-border. So it'll be a while before this piece is done. Another row or two of cream-and-white diamonds, and then a single row of colored diamonds, and then a lot more white-and-cream.
Too ambitious, maybe? But, right now, the whole thing is only 40" x 32". So I want the diamond-border part to be pretty substantial, to give the quilt a nice size. (Yeah. I used tiny diamonds. Remind me to use bigger diamonds when I try this design.)
In any case, I'm pretty excited about the progress!
A while back (see this post), I handstitched some pastels into an English Paper Piecing design ...
Last week, I finished it up into a little quilt, just in time for a friend's baby shower.
The pebble-quilting was fun on the other two little quilts I recently finished, so I did some more of that on this quilt. And I like the defined look that some contrast stitching gives, so I handstitched some pink perle cotton around the centerpiece.
It's hard to tell it from the photos, but the pebble quilting in the center is stitched in white, and the pebble quilting on the background is stitched in pink. Lately, I've started "signing" most of my quilts by stitching initials and a date into the quilting somewhere.
I'd had this cute piece of patchwork-looking fabric for a while, waiting for some cute baby-gift project, and it worked out well. The quilting even looks pretty good from the back!
All finished up!
I'm linking this post with this week's Little Quilt Monday ... so you might want to hop over there and see some little quilts that others are sharing!