Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Progress Report

I had other plans for my morning today but my son sidetracked me. He wanted a blanket for one of his stuffed animals. This involved a trip to the quilt store for satin edge binding and while there he saw some Cuddle fabric that would be perfect blanket fabric. I used my own tutorial for a satin edge binding blanket. It sure was nice to not have to look for the written directions for this!

Gray and his new blanket
This week I finished piecing the top of my next charity quilt.

Super Zig charity quilt top
I used a free pattern called Super Zig by Monica Solorio-Snow. You can find the pattern here on the Lecien website. My blocks are 6" square, unfinished, so each of the zig zag pieces were cut 3.5" by 6" instead of whatever size the pattern says. It finished at a pretty good size, about 43" by 52". I'm out of batting right now and so is my LQS so I can't quilt it yet.

I also finished another reindeer. His eye is a little wonky. I'm not sure what happened but I'm not fixing it.

I think this might be the fourth one. I'm not sure. I'm working on the next one right now.

I'm also working on a Quilt of Valor. I don't have a good picture of it yet to show you. It is basted and waiting to be quilted. That was my plan for this morning but I had to go shopping and make a blanket instead.


Denise in PA said...

Oh, how sweet! Gray looks like he loves his new blanket! I would have done the same thing - you know your son won't be asking for things like that for long! Great idea for the charity quilt! I'm going to check out the instructions for the zig zag I'm going to do. Cute reindeer! It reminds me I've got to get back to my Daisy Chain sampler!

Jeanne said...

Cute blanket! Your zig zag quilt will be loved by a lucky recipient
and that reindeer is adorable.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like you've been getting a lot done! I like the zig zag quilt! And P's blanket turned out awesome. I think the eye looks good wonky. :-)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 13, 2012. Thanks again.