Sunday, April 3, 2016

2016 Sewing Goals

I wanted to share my sewing goals for this year even if we are already into April!

(c) Crafty Ashley B

Goal 1: Complete my niece's twin quilt! 

I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I pieced my niece's quilt in 2011!! Geez! That's FIVE years ago! my niece was two years old when I started it! 

Luckily Tinkerbell and crew haven't changed a bunch in the last few years!! So the quilt still works! My niece is beyond ready to have her quilt!

I'm working on hand quilting it currently. It's slow going but nice to work on in the evening.
(c) Crafty Ashley B
Basting the Tink quilt!

Goal 2: Start and complete two twin quilts for my nephews!

My older nephew, Tyler, still uses his crib quilt - his square blanket - but is quickly outgrowing it. My younger nephew, Teagan, very much wants his own "square blanket" and asks me repeatedly to make him one too.

I have purchased a good bit of fabric for the project: superhero fabrics - the Avengers, Superman, Batman, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and their favorite colors - yellow and orange for Teagan and green for Tyler. I plan to add a bit of blue and red to even it all out.

Not sure how I will end up piecing the quilts but they need to be similar as the boys share a room. PLUS they have to have squares! I'm really leaning toward 9-patch or an economy block as it will use the superhero fabrics to their advantage. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Baby Quilt Finish

.... and GIFTED!!! 

I haven't had a lot of time to actually quilt but.... recently we had the Great Flood of 2016 in Louisiana! That resulted in three days of leave which equaled non-stop sewing and quilting!
(c) Crafty Ashley B
My front steps!!
Yes, that bottom step is actually under water! 

I've been working on hand quilting a twin quilt for my niece; a post for another day. But in the meantime I have a total of FIVE baby quilts that I'd like to sew up! I spent my rain days cutting, piecing, quilting, and binding a baby quilt! I even was able to gift it!