Friday, January 3, 2014

Sewing in the New Year



I’m still working on making kid’s tops this week.  This is my take on the “modern” quilt movement:


Since I don’t make crumb blocks or have any Chinese coin strips available, I just used a striped fabric.  It sure was fast and easy, but I hope to find a cute kid’s print to put on the back – maybe for an older child.

And I had these strippy gold/blue blocks made up to pair with our Quilts of Valor group’s leftover 4-patches.


The colors look better in person – it kind of looks western since the gold/tan is more of a saddle color.  And yes, the column on the left is laid out wrong … late in the evening does that to me!  I’ll fix it when I lay out more and sew the rows together tomorrow.

My Bernina goes to the shop tomorrow for annual cleaning.  I’ve been sewing today on my little Janome Gem that I got for Christmas.  It sews like a champ and will be great to take to classes.  I do miss the Bernie for the needle-down feature, but she’ll be back soon!

1 comment:

knitnkwilt said...

The stripe fabric works very well in this pattern! Since kids tend to like red, it should be a winner.