Monday, February 15, 2021

Sloth Quilt is finished!

Happy Monday, and a big hurrah - my number one goal for the month is finished, and I also realized that I had the recipient's birthday wrong, so now I'm actually done way ahead of schedule.  Nice!  I got the quilting finished on Monday.  I was still debating on the thread right before I got started, then I found a perfect light brown 40wt Aurifil thread in my stash. It was just right, not too light on the darks and not too dark on the lights.  

A loose meander gives this quilt a nice texture and touchable quality.  I just love it!  I'm excited to give it to my son-in-law, I know he is going to be super happy with it!

I also dug a piece of fabric out of my stash, and was happily surprised to find out that it was just the right size for the backing of my Seashore Splendor quilt - so maybe I ought to go buy a lottery ticket or two.  This quilt is now basted and ready for quilting.  I think this one is going to go to my husband as a new couch quilt.  You should see his old one, it is absolutely tatters!  I have another one I'll make in a puffy comforter style for him as well.  Maybe with two quilts to alternate they will last him longer, though I think he's had his current quilt for at least 20 years!

I got all caught up on the Sewcialites Quilt Along!  I was five weeks behind - so that was a solid afternoon of stitching.  I gave myself a four day weekend to work on my own projects, so this was a good kick off!  Next I added the neutral and pieced border to my Celtic Solstice Quilt, and realized that there was also a solid green border.  I think I'll have to go shop for that one, I couldn't find anything in stash that was "just right".  

For Sunday, my plan was to get out those Paris panels and get them ready for creating a One Block Wonder - a fun Valentine's day project!  Hope you had a happy Valentine's day, too! With no dinner and movie out, it was a quiet day here in our nest, but it's rainy and gloomy, so we are content with a nice day at home and take out.  And quilting, of course :)

 Today, I think I will work on quilting my Seashore Splendor quilt, and I have things in the works to share with you later this week.  It seems like the more I dig into my stash the more creative goodness I find to play with.  I'm trying to keep the new projects to a minimum, but it's hard, especially when this week's Project Quilting challenge features one of my favorite blocks!  Snail's Trail is a great block, and has so much movement that it makes magical quilts, and I would love to play with making some blocks this week.

This week is also the final week of the Island Batik Create for a Cause Blog hop!  There are four more beautiful collections to admire, as well as a new giveaway!  First the schedule:

February 15:

February 16:

February 17:

February 18:

February 19:

End of Blog Hop and Round-Up

And now the giveaway!  And don't forget, my giveaway for a set of charm squares of the collection I featured is still open here...Citrus Sun.  This week you can enter to receive a strip pack of Vincent's Garden or Starry Night!  I love them both!

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Good luck!  I hope you have a great quilty week as well - whether it's starting a new project or a finish of a UFO!


Turid said...

My favorite quilting technique is hand sewing hexagons.

Turid said...

I love your QAL blocks. Some of them were really tricky.

Quilting Gail said...

Love the sloth quilt!!! Congratulations on finishing it ahead of time!!! :-)

Carol Andrews said...

I love seeing your finished sloth quilt and all the other quilty goodness and inspiration in those photos. My favourite technique is strip piecing lots of units for a quilt and my favourite new to me technique is webbing a quilt top.

Emily said...

The sloth looks amazing! Very huggable!