Although making raggedy quilts is not my most favorite type of quilt to make, they are so nice to snuggle under while watching a movie on the sofa. I'm hoping the sweet lady I made this for will love this quilt as much as I love mine. Back when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter I came down with pneumonia and ended up in the hospital for 4 nights. My husband brought my raggedy quilt to the hospital for me to use while I was there. I was so surprised when he walked into the hospital room carrying that quilt. I was touched by his thoughtfulness. That is one of the most comforting items he could have brought me and I didn't even ask for it!
This is the latest version of the raggedy quilt. I snipped all the edges but took the picture before washing and drying. I pulled it from the dryer this morning and it looks and feels great but I didn't get a picture. I decided that at 6:45am it was more important to get the girls to the school bus on time than to take a picture of a quilt.
I am so excited to get started on my next quilt along. I'm using Denyse Schmidt's Greenfield Hill fabric line and Kona Snow for my Supernova quilt.
Completed tops awaiting binding:
My Picture Day quilt came back from my long arm quilter and now all that's left is the making and attaching the binding.
My current focus is on the design for a twin sized football/baseball quilt. I drew a rough sketch in AutoCad of what I wanted the design of the quilt to be, but I left too much to my imagination - or lack thereof. I was hoping to make an improv style quilt with wonky squares but I found out last night while cutting the fabrics that the improv style is not as easy peasy as it looks on the internet. I kept feeling like I needed a pattern or picture to look at. Breaking out the crayons and coloring the sketch before moving forward will help tremendously.
All in all I would consider last week a great sewing success. It gives me such a feeling of accomplishment to finish a project before starting on another. Yeah!