Friday, April 15, 2011

Quilt Tops + a winner

I am hoping to join in on the Naked Bed Challenge, but felt like I wanted to finish up some of my other quilts first. I told myself if I finished my Goodnight Monkey quilt top for my 6-year-old, then I could go ahead and start a king size quilt top for my bed.

Well, I finished it today:
goodnight monkey quilt top
I like it! I will be sure to show some closer photos of the fabrics after I finish the whole thing. There is fabric with "zzz" in speech balloons, bunk beds with monkeys on them, fabric that looks like sock knit, and stacks of books. I'm glad I decided to add in solids. Oh yeah, my 6 yo says "cool" so I no longer have to threaten giving it away to his cousin. :)

I have a design in mind for my king size quilt, but need to do some figuring to see if I have enough fabric for 16 blocks that are 16" square, and also how much solid gray I need for sashing and borders. I'm going to make improv log cabin blocks using my flea market fancy collection and probably some other coordinating fabrics too.

I have also been working on some quilt tops for some (graduating soon) girls from church. Here's the one I sewed (I cut some other ones out but they are being sewn by someone else.)
gray and purple quilt top 
These will be signed over the next week or so and then we will get started on basting and quilting!
So I picked a winner for 101 Patchwork Projects. 
It's Krista. Yeah, you, Krista.
I'll bring it when I see you next month. Congratulations!

Here's the screenshot just to prove I didn't cheat. (I figured out how to do it!)


Krista said...


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Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats to Krista! I too am going to make a quilt for my naked bed -- not really naked, but with a semi-threadbare quilt that I did not make myself! I will be interested to see what you end up doing! Forge ahead!

QuiltNut Creations said...

loving your monkey quilt; it is just too cute. your king quilt sounds interesting; hope the fabric works out. can't wait to see what you come up with.

Heidi said...

I just learned that there's a (free) Robert Kaufman app available for iPhones and Androids that is eight different quilting calculators in one. I've already downloaded it and can't wait to use it. It might help with your figuring. :) If not, it's sure handy anyway!

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