However, it's all good because I'm so pleased with the baby quilt I've made for my exchange student's new baby brother. It's almost finished. It could be completely finished right now except I admit, I'm mostly playing with my new machine. Audrey is literally a dream to quilt with. I love her so.
It has the most amazing minky on the back. You can tell I'm out of the baby business - I had no idea there were so many cool, modern, multi-colored designs for minky nowadays! I think I might make myself a throw with some of that mod minky for next winter - it's that hip, really! I was scared to quilt with it but it has been just fine - even fun. I love the puffy effect it has on the front.
As for the quilting design, I'm kind of flying without a paddle (How's that for mixed metaphors?). I figure it's a baby quilt - it's going to pee and pooped upon and it doesn't have to be perfect, so I'm just adding things in here and there, and I even dared to use colored thread, too. Although I don't know what I was so afraid of - you can't really see the colors!
I'm officially obsessed with hexies - cannot get enough of them! I already have a new idea for some really cool ones...but I have other fish to fry before I get on with that baby.
This week I cut up some fabrics for my next project - in oranges, blues, greens and yellows using lots of Riley Blake and some graduated fabrics. I have a sketch but no real idea where I'm going with it - it's an improv-ed improv. But like I said, sometimes I don't feel like figuring things out...so I'm really just piddling with it.
I also received fabric for the Riley Blake MQG challenge - forgot I had entered it, to be honest. I have two potential ideas for that one, too - but naturally, both involve figuring...not today! And I've got time - it's not due till July.
Last, as promised, here is a look at the finished product from Monday's blog, called Magnetism. I still have a couple of things I want to tweak, but for the most part, it's done. I'm so pleased with it now that the quilting is exactly right. I even feel like it may be some of my best work to date.
Which leaves a lot of room for improvement, some might say. Hmmm. I'm okay with that!
Thanks for stopping by - I really enjoy our little weekly visits to each other's blogs. It's so fun! See ya next week...