Sunday, July 20, 2014

"Beach" finish, and PhDs

I managed to finish up hand sewing the binding Friday night on "Beach", by Kaffe Fassett.  The previous evening as I worked on it, I fell asleep under it with needle in hand! 
The pattern is for 69 x 89, but I wanted a lap quilt, so it measures 56 x 66.  
I have plans to make this one again for a queen bed.

Now on to the PhDs (projects half done).
The following 2 patterns have been on and off of the design wall for, well way too long.  I've put them back up, with fresh new intentions of piecing them. ;-)

This one is by Kimberly Einmo, called 
"Checkerboard Rainbow Star".
I'm using mostly batiks, and this is a fun one if you like puzzles and color wheels!

Over many months, I've had fun collecting night sky and water fabrics with this pattern in mind, and still audition fabrics.  It's from the book "Quick Little Quilts" and the pattern is "Mother's Fantasy Windows".  The original design has only night sky, but I like the addition of sea life. 
(Cat in the corner isn't part of this quilt; he's awaiting a different pattern from this book.)

There are several quilts in this book that I want to make.  I've been checking the book out from the library on and off for much over a year...time to own it!  The quilt will measure 24.5" x 24.5", and most likely I'll hang it.

Time to make beads.....