Well the Sunburst Quilt I’ve been working on for just a couple of weeks is finished!
I followed this pattern from the Moda Bake Shop blog, if you’re looking for a cute, quick and easy baby quilt to make, I highly recommend this one. It took me about 15 hours to piece the top, add in basting, quilting & binding… the whole thing probably only took me about 20-25 hours to make. Love those quick finishes.
All of the fabric I used was from my stash with the exception of some end of bolt fabric I bought on clearance. Some of it is designer fabric from Art Gallery Fabrics, Michael Miller and more. Others are from the remnants bin at Joann’s, some of it I even inherited from my Mom when I culled through her fabric stash a few years back. I love it when I can complete a quilt using only fabrics from my stash. Buying fabric is always fun, but I have a limited amount of space to store it now that I have a little guy on the way. These days I am really making an effort to use up my stash and scraps when I start new projects.
Usually I like to piece the backs of my quilts with fabrics left over from the front, but since I wanted to get this guy done quickly I decided not to do that this time and just find a big piece of fabric from my stash. I picked this Michael Miller fabric from my stash, it was from the Krystals line from a few years back. It was barely big enough. I got a few yards in a few colors from a lady advertising on Craigslist a while back. Apparently she had a quilt shop that closed up and she was trying to get rid of some of her inventory. I also have red, orange (used on the orange blocks), yellow, green and blue. This used up pretty much all of the purple I got from her. The rest is in my scraps bin.
I used the rest of my batik fabric (used on one of the blocks in the top row) to make the binding. I really love how that turned out. The quilting was a free motion stipple done using some variegated thread I had on hand. I was afraid the colors would be distracting on the white background but I think it turned out OK. The quilt finishes at about 40.5″x53.5″.
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This week I was able to finish up the last of the sunburst blocks, so I’m reaching the home stretch for this quilt. I’m following a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop blog. I picked it because I thought it would go fast and it did. I’m glad it went so quick, I really wanted to have it done before baby arrives and it’s looking like that’s going to happen. Here’s what my design wall looks like today:
I was able to find some white fabric in my stash, it’s still a good thing that I used the dotty fabric though because I ran out of the white fabric before I finished all the sashing! I ended up digging through my scraps bin to find enough to finish it all off. Now all I need to do is decide on binding and backing fabrics, then baste, quilt, bind & label and it will be ready to ship to its new owner!
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I don’t have a finish this week so I am not going to count any fabric out… but I didn’t get any fabric in so that’s good! If you’ve been following me on Instagram and/or Twitter, you know that I’ve been a busy little bee when it comes to these Sunburst blocks. The pattern I’m working from calls for 12 blocks and I finished the 12th one a couple of days ago. I’m working on putting them all together and assembling the quilt top; hopefully I’ll have it finished by next Sunday and I can show some movement in my numbers!
Used this Week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 9.8 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 5 yards
Net for 2015: 4.8 yards used
This week was a little busy for us, by our standards anyway. Michael had a check up with his oncologist at City of Hope, of course it rained that day so it took us almost 3 hours to get there with California rain traffic. Luckily it only took us about an hour and a half to get home since the rain cleared up. His blood work looks good, we are just trying to get him to eat more and maintain his weight. He’s lost about 10 lbs since his surgery because he doesn’t have much appetite and sometimes struggles with nausea. When he does get hungry, can only eat very small portions. He’s been doing well with eating the past 4-5 days though so I’m hoping we’ve turned a corner and his stomach will get back into the swing of things. Mike will be happy to be eating something other than protein shakes! I also had my 36 week pre-natal appointment on Friday, now that I’m in the last month I’ll be going to the doctor weekly until Henry arrives. My doctor is expecting him to weigh 8.5 lbs… oh boy!
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This pregnancy is rolling right along, right now I am at 36 weeks pregnant, just about a month to go. Some days I am full of energy and am able to get lots of housework and errands done. Some days I am too tired and only do the bare minimum. And then there are other days I am in too much pain or discomfort to do it all, even though I have the will and the energy!
This weekend I was able to finish my baby’s quilt, I am so relieved to have it done! Mike’s cousin is also pregnant right now with a little girl. She’s not due until December but I’d like to try to finish a baby quilt for her before Henry gets here. I’m sure I won’t have time once he arrives! I found this pattern for this Sunburst Quilt over at the Moda Bake Shop and thought it looked simple enough. I had thought about doing a quick granny squares quilt for the baby but this one looks a little more fun. I was able to whip through 6 blocks on Saturday and Sunday:
Turns out I didn’t have any acceptable white fabric in my stash, so I’m using this dotty fabric I have left over from Henry’s quilt instead. And turns out I don’t have enough of this fabric either so I’m going to have to get creative! It will end up being a fun, scrappy quilt. I’m linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.