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Sunday, April 20, 2014

MOP Monday - TWO baby quilts done!

I kind of lost my "paper piecing blocks" mojo recently... I do not seem to be motivated in testing my own blocks :( I hope my mojo will come back... but in the meantime I completed (as finished-finished-done!) not one but TWO baby quilts!! 

-- MOP: The list --
1. As You Wish - no progress
2. Celtic Solstice - DOOOOOOONE (see below)
3. Tea Towel challenge and PPV BOM - one of April's block done (see below)
4. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
5. Happy Halloween wall hanging - no progress (progress last week)
6. Topolino quilt - no progress
7. B&W pillow - quilted the top, need to make the back with the zipper
8. Grocery bag - done last week (off the list!)
9. Triangle QAL - DOOOOOONE (see below)
10. Emerald wall hanging  done last week  (off the list!)

-- MOP: This week new blocks --
One of the two blocks from April PPV BOM is done!
And I received my block from Dagmar for the Block Swap Adventure: Storm at sea, loooove it!!
Celtic Solstice / Celtic Sunrise.
This is the baby quilt with two fronts ;)

Left - Celtic Solstice by Bonnie Hunter, Right - My reinterpretation of Weave, by Kathreen Ricketson.

Liked up at A Lovely Year of Finishes.

The quilting is very very imperfect... because I tried to trace the spirals but my pencil was not very easy to see on all those colors and I decided that I didn't care about precision or consistency... as long as it looked nice, it is ok even if it is imperfect.
And this is the first time I wash my quilt in the washing machine and then dry it in the dryer... I hand-washed my previous ones and dried them outside... but noooooo more... this turned perfectly wrinkly soft and it took no time or effort!!
I was thinking to bind it in a different way, or actually about not binding it at all and trying the "pillow case" method... unfortunately I just made my quilt sandwich as usual and after quilting the first spiral I remembered that I wanted to try the pillow case method... oh, well, too late for this quilt... but not too late for the other ongoing quilt... the one with triangles :)
And here is my finished Triangle baby quilt!!! I just looooove it.
I will share more pictures and more stories about it next week when I will make a post for it for the final linky of the QAL... but for now, you can see it in its full and softy beauty!!
I liked the pillowcase method... it was challenging at the beginning because I didn't realized that it could create huge puckers... and I initially panicked... but then I drank my coffee and then told myself: "if I just cover it with pins (to distribute the excess fabric uniformly) and I use my regular foot (instead of the walking foot), things may work out better". And actually they did!! no excessive puckering, just a soft fleece back with uniform quilting lines!!
And come back on Wed, because I have a very special post to thank all the wonderful people that used my patterns and shared they work with me... and there will be a new Alice in Wonderland pattern tested, fixed and officially released...
And now, link YOUR own progresses below!!
Rules for the linky party:
1. You can link finished projects or WIP at any stage! Every step is worth sharing
   (A journey of thousand miles is made of single steps)!

2. Link to your specific post to make it easier for others to read about your progress!
3. Spread the word and post my button or a text link (code for the button on the side bar)
4. Comment on other links!! It's always good to support each other every step of the way!! :)


  1. Loving all your finishes! I'm sure your paper piecing mojo will come back, it's just vacationing while you try out new things.

  2. well done, you've achieved so much! I love your quilts, the first one is just gorgeous, so much work went into it!


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