Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NewFO Challenge

I haven't joined in with Cat Patches NewFO challenge before, it kind of feels like enabling the enabler, plus I'm lazy busy. But I actually know what I've been doing in the month of April, so I'm going to link up. 

I started and finished this cute little baby quilt. 

A little tidbit comes with this one. I laid the blocks out on my bed which is my design wall. I have a light aqua quilt on my bed and as soon as I saw the blocks with the aqua I knew the sashing had to be that color. Of course I didn't have that color in my stash and I don't have any quilt shops within two hours of me. No problem, I've been a Rit Dye girl for years, they've never let me down. They have the recipes for just about any color you can think of, so I went to Ritdye.com, found the right color and had a couple of yards of the right color in just a couple of hours. I always try to have plenty of white on hand.

This is also the quilt I was trying to use for my Free Motion Quilting Challenge, trying to combine the two, but it just wasn't working, nothing looked good. I went with the big spirals and really like the look.

I started this boy quilt, all that's left is the borders which will be the bright green and royal blue. I don't normally work with these primary colors, but I like it a lot. I've been trying to use up scraps, this definitely helped.

So there you have it, I think I've forgotten a few things from the beginning of the month, but oh well. I'll try to keep track for May.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. The spiral on the soft pastels is just so cuddly looking. And your boy quilt is a popper. Well done.

  2. Oh my gosh! These are gorgeous!

  3. Love the blocks in that baby quilt.... AND the spiral quilting! Perfect combo!

    It's fun to change up colors when working with quilts... keep those creative juices flowing!

  4. you do such beautuful work Dana! my goodness! and I am always amazed at the amount you get done! AMAZING!!!