Sarah's Baby Quilt by jenniferworthen
One of my good friends Sarah is having a baby girl soon, so Amanda and I got together to make her a baby quilt. She picked out a Stork Maman by Cloud 9 fat quarter set and we got to work. We used the Colorblock pattern by Bijou Lovely and added some coral from my stash to brighten it up.
Sarah's Baby Quilt - Back by jenniferworthen
For the back, Amanda did some awesome piecing with the leftovers from the front, along with a retro flower! Doesn't it look great?
Sarah's Baby Quilt - Piecing by jenniferworthen
Here's a closeup of the piecing. We did simple wide wavy lines for the quilting, and bound it in the same color as the backing background (Kona Stone). Congratulations, Sarah, we're so excited for you!
Rolling Stone Block 1 by jenniferworthen
Our May blocks for my circle in do. Good Stitches was the Rolling Stone block in orange, yellow, lime/apple green, aqua/teal, and white. These were really fun to make, and I had a lot of these colors in my scrap bin.
Rolling Stone Block 2 by jenniferworthen
I pretty much squealed when I found the print in the middle of this second block. It had all the right colors built in, so I knew I had to use it! I can't wait to see how this quilt turns out.
Flan by jenniferworthen
May's dessert for the Monthly Dessert Stitch-along was flan! Cinco de Mayo is definitely fun to celebrate, and stitching up this flan made it that much more festive. I love his big smile!
Dessert Stitchalong Progress by jenniferworthen
Here are all five thus far. Now on to June!
FWQA Block 7 - Birds in the Air by jenniferworthen
In a little bit of spare time I had, I put together another Farmer's Wife block. This one is number 7, Birds in the Air. I'm pretty pleased with how this one turned out. I used a bunch of starch to keep the triangles from deforming, and that seemed to do the trick. Still loving the little apples. too.
1600 Jelly Roll Race Quilt Top by jenniferworthen
The last project I worked on at the quilt retreat was a jelly roll quilt. More specifically, we had a Jelly Roll Quilt race! And holy cow, was it fun! I used a Just Wing It jelly roll by Momo. I was the only one competing for time in our group, and I was really hoping to beat the fastest time in the video. I ended up matching her time (35 minutes), and to do that I literally stopped maybe twice other than stopping and starting the five seams. I had my foot on that pedal on top speed the whole time! This is definitely going to be my go-to quick quilt for gifts now, and I plan on figuring out how to beat that 35 minute time. Maybe I should become a competitive jelly roll racer. Now I just need some sponsors.... haha!
Drunkard's Path Quilt Top by jenniferworthen
It's been quite a while since I first started my drunkard's path quilt. I started it at a quilt retreat six months ago, and on this last one, I finished the top! This took stinking for-e-ver. (Sandlot, anyone?) But really, it did. It was totally worth it, though! This is one of those quilts that just looks better in person, and it's so beautiful!
Drunkard's Path Quilt Top by jenniferworthen
The only bummer is that I didn't re-read the directions when I trimmed all my blocks, so I've got curves that are not matched up. But let's just pretend they are. :) By that point I figured it out, it was way too late to fix it, so I just went with it. Quilting is definitely a learning process!
Swoon Quilt Top by jenniferworthen
A few weekends ago I was able to go on another sewing retreat with some friends. Since I had all nine swoon blocks finished, my first task was to get the top pieced together!
Swoon Quilt Top by jenniferworthen
I'm really in love with how it turned out. A bit soft, a bit bright, and one hundred percent cheerful.
Swoon Quilt Top by jenniferworthen
This this is quite monstrous, though, which will make quilting it quite interested. Before I get there, though, I need to piece the back. I've got something special planned for that. You're gonna like it.