Stephanie! I was so happy to have ten of you enter your names for the drawing for the three quilt patterns. I wasn't sure if there were enough of you out there following this blog to have more than two names to draw from! Thanks to all of you who were interested enough to comment.
But back to our winner . . . Stephanie, if you will send me your mailing address via the Contact button on my other blog, A Homegrown Journal, I'll get the patterns in the mail to you asap. (My "e-mail me" button on this blog is not currently working. Gotta get that fixed!)
Now here are some pictures of the baby quilt I recently finished.
I did all straight-line quilting on this one and am happy with the finished look.
The block is a variation (of which there are a few) of the very old block Four Patch. Easy to piece and attractive when put into a quilt with a little color switcheroo!
The quilt lines show up well on the back.
I really like this sweet little striped fabric I used for the backing. It reminds me of old-fashioned pillow ticking.
The lavender and white colors might be okay for a little boy baby, but I'm thinking a little more suitable for a little girl, don'tcha think?
Finished size of this quilt is 42" x 46" and the block size is 6".
I used Evelyn Sloppy's pattern (with a slight variation) for this quilt which appears in her book, "40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts." She did it in red and white and called it "Peppermint Twist." It was easy and fun to do.
So what am I working on today as it's Thursday in Mama Pea's Quilt Room?
Yupper, yet another UFO. But a UFO with a problem. Or I should say problems. (The annoying bright green squares on the quilt are block and row markers. As I go on here, you'll understand why I need them.) I had the whole top for this full-sized quilt pieced when I noticed a portion of one of the blocks in the third row turned the wrong way. Arrrgh. I had the center of the quilt ripped out (whadda mess) when something came up and I decided to pack the whole thing away and deal with it later.
Well, later has come so I started in on repairs this morning. Got the mistake rectified . . . only to find another one. (Apparently I must have been well into my second glass of joy-juice when I was originally piecing this one.) Fixed the new found mistake and just a few minutes ago when I was taking the above picture, I saw (good grief!) ANOTHER mistake. (Can you spot it?) Getting this top right may be a loooong process, Folks. I know I've never had to do so much ripping on any other quilted piece. (It's just a good thing I'm a stubborn, bull-headed Taurus or the whole thing might end up in the trash.)
But nevertheless, that's what I'm working on today. And I'd better get back in to it before I come up with another excuse to pack it away for a while longer.