I made the center blocks (well, most of them anyway) for this baby quilt a long time ago and then they got stashed away in the land of unfinished projects. Recently, I came upon them, dove into my (very large) collection of 30s fabrics, and made a few more of the blocks to finish out the center and then added the borders. I finished the machine quilting yesterday and put on the binding. This quilt measures about 33" x 39". Done. Done. Done, done, DONE!
I'm also in the process of working on yet another UFO (where do they all come from?) which is this slightly larger baby quilt measuring 35" x 40".
The center of the star blocks have different pictures of cute, yellow ducklings in various poses.
Often I have to leave a quilt on my design wall where I can look at it for a certain amount of time before I figure out how I want to quilt it. That's the stage this one is at now.
This decorating idea (using miniature quilts on shelves) is one I've seen in several books and magazines and have had a yearning to try myself.
Toward that end, yesterday I made this miniature quilt, measuring 12" square, and finished hand quilting it last night while Papa Pea and I were relaxing and chatting in front of our living room open fire. I'm eager to see how I can incorporate it onto a shelf in my quilt room (and maybe a couple more?), but first the room (bookshelves, mainly) needs a good cleaning and a bit of rearranging.
It's a good thing Papa Pea always encourages me to leave the Christmas tree and other decorations up longer than most people do after the holidays because even though I was planning on packing it all away this weekend, I've gone completely off the rails and have been happily creating (happy hands, happy heart!) while holed up in my quilt room. And it feels GREAT!