Saturday, February 17, 2018

Travel Baby Quilt - A Finish!

This baby quilt was finished in December 2017 - I just didn't have time to write a post plus I needed to deliver it to baby! The end of the school year and then the flu during break completely derailed all of my plans! Plus the start of the new school year. Things have been a little nutty!

I mostly followed my standby baby quilt pattern. I shared it nearly four years ago - I still haven't found that darn book! I'm going to blame our move for not being able to find it now. Just because it was 6 months ago means nothing!

Instead of a 3 by 5 pattern, I went with a 5 by 5 layout. I really like a square quilt for babies and toddlers.

(c) Crafty Ashley B

This quilt was made entirely out of fabric from my stash! I made it for one of my previous interns who had a sweet little boy in April. Yes, I know it's a bit late! But better late than never! His nursery theme is travel - I was excited to find the fun transportation fabric in my stash to use!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Four Years in the Making!

... and two weeks to take photos! 

Way back in 2014, I shared about a great quilting class that I had attended at a quilt shop in a nearby  town. (That post was actually my fourth post! This will be my 97th published post!) Unfortunately, that quilt shop closed at mid year last year. Yes, right as I moved within 30 minutes of it!

I just read over that post and I wrote that I hoped to finish the quilt by end of summer so my husband could use it in the winter. Y'all, I didn't. In fact, I JUST finished it! Two weeks ago! I waited to share this post until I had the photos taken.
(c) Crafty Ashley B

It doesn't have a label yet. My husband wants a cross stitched label but badly wanted to use his quilt! So into the wash it went so it could crinkle up for him to use!

For Christmas, my mom gifted us money so we could get whatever we wanted/needed. My husband decided a great use of it would be for us to rent time on a long arm machine! That way I would get to play on a long arm - which I had never done - and he could get his finished quilt!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Another Pinwheel Quilt - Pink and Teal

Happy New Year!! 

My first published finish of 2018! This quit was technically completed in December 2017 but I just didn't have the time to actually post about it. This quilt was actually the inspiration for the commissioned quilt that I wrote about last week.

(c) Crafty Ashley B

This quilts finished at 38" square after washing. I know it doesn't look square here but it is! Each of the half-square triangles measured 7.75" finished.

I quilted this one on the diagonal as well. Happy crinkles!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Break and the Boys' Quilts

My Christmas Break is coming to an end. This is one of the perks for working for a university! Christmas Break. Of course, the problem with this Christmas Break was the flu! Both the hubby and I ended up with the flu with me having it prior to Christmas and the hubby getting a positive result right after Christmas.

Here's basically what we did for two weeks:
(c) Crafty Ashley B

That's right! Hanging on the couch, puppy cuddles, and lots of Christmas movies!

Oh, and the hubby made fun of my Sam's Club purchase:

(c) Crafty Ashley B

Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Finished Pinwheel Quilt

Back in 2014, I was commissioned to make a baby quilt for my wonderful coworker's first grandchild. Earlier this year, she asked me to make another as a new grandchild was on the way!

This time, I gave the mom-to-be and grandmother a few pattern options as the mom had picked out a pink, teal, and purple theme. All of the patterns were square and/or triangle based. She picked out a large scaled pinwheel. Each of the half-square triangles finished at 10". The final size of the quilt was around 45" squared.

Here's a shot of the embroidery in progress:
(c) Crafty Ashley B

I put embroidery on each side: the baby's first and middle name on one side with a message from her grandparents on the opposite. On the other side is her birth date and time and the other side has her weight and length at birth.