Sunday, July 12, 2015

Week 4, Final Finishes

So, this week I took a hiatus from my summer challenge to work on some projects with impending deadlines. I had two custom order quilts that needed finishing, a birthday gift quilt to complete, and a twin quilt to work on, so I decided to focus on those projects. Here's what I accomplished!

First, the birthday quilt (the top was made during my Joel Dewberry week). I'm happy to say the recipient loved it. I backed it in Azalea minky dimple dot from Hawthorne Threads so it will be warm and cozy for the winter:

Next, a finished Bricklayer custom order quilt in the Aviary Lilac palette (also completed during Joel Dewberry week):

This next quilt is also a custom order. It began with the Aviary colorway, but we added in some other coordinates, and I absolutely love the combination. I have already decided that I need to make a quilt for our bedroom out of these fabrics! This one is headed to the quilting machine shortly! (Pattern is Flowers in the Sunshine by Sweetjane).
My mother sent me to Kmart last week for a black and white twin "quilt" that was on sale. Luckily, they did not have the right size in stock, so it gave me an excuse to make her something much better! (She loves my quilts -- she just didn't want to stress me out with having to make something for her!). I didn't have anything on hand, so I ordered a few black and white fat quarter bundles. I managed to get the top done this week, and hope to quilt it over the next couple of days.

I also managed to quilt a couple of smaller tops from my ever-growing pile of flimsies! The first one is a small patchwork quilt made out of 2 Hello Luscious charm packs:

The second top was made during my Chez Moi week and features several of their collections:

I also decided to pull out a couple of "miscellaneous" fabric drawers. Both of these quilt tops were made from leftovers of previous custom orders. The first features Anna Griffin's Animal Parade collection, with some coordinates:

And the second one is mostly from the Gypsy Girl collection by Lily Ashbury for Moda Fabrics:

All in all, it was a very productive week, and I enjoyed the "break" from the summer challenge! In fact, this week I'm going to attack a pile of projects in the corner of my sewing room (see below). I'm sure that I will also "play" with a fabric drawer or two, but since the main goal of emptying drawers is to get more clutter put away, it makes sense that I should also deal with the clutter itself! I'll try to share my progress throughout the week!


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