Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Two WIP’s This Week

I am sewing frantically trying to complete a quilt for my youngest son’s 43rd birthday. While at our quilting shop, I spotted the cutest fabric ever. Gene loves chickens as do Bud and I so I could not resist it. I have broken my New Year’s Resolution of not buying any new fabric...but it was for a very good cause.

I cut out 30 chickens in 4 1/2 inch squares and  used all different black and white prints to create an interior border. Then I sewed alternating black and white outside borders and one red one. I have done nothing but work on the blocks for 4 days. These are the thirty blocks.

Tonight I got rows one and two stitched and then was able to stitch the two together. It is sosososososo cute if I say so myself.

This is the backing fabric.

Now here comes the corker. Out little quilting shop is moving locations starting Sunday so I have to have the completed quilt top, the backing, and the batting to the store on Friday in order for my dear friend, Sandy, to long arm quilt it before they start moving everything out on Sunday. I only saw the chicken fabric on Friday while attending an embroidery class, so I have had to push to get to this point. Now, all the time I have left is  all day tomorrow to sew together 4 more rows of five blocks each and then sew the rows to the rest of the quilt...cut out and sew the panels for the backing...cut out the batting...and get it to Sandi on Friday. The final quilt will be 60 X 72...just the perfect size for Gene to snuggle under as he falls asleep on the sofa watching TV. 

 I have also finished piecing the baby pinwheel quilt with the scrappy border for my dermatologist’s new baby, and it has been quilted with the long arm. All I have left is to hand sew the binding.

This is the backing of the Pinwheel Quilt.

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  1. I love those chickens!!! I really love all the black and white with the pop of the single red block. I'm sure you're son is going to be so happy when he gets this quilt.

  2. you are getting very creative. i had no clue you loved to quilt? so fun. i where you have been hiding in these cold day. ... i have something i need to ask ya. i will email ya ... if i can find your email address. can't wait to see what you make next. big big hugs. ( :

  3. No wonder no one has heard from you - you've been sewing yer ears off. I am in the midst of writing you a letter, which seems to be taking forever, but I will try to finish it this week? I love the blanket - you are very talented girl. Have a wonderful day :)

  4. Genie, you are quite right - that quilt IS sosososo cute! The fabric choice is fantastic and that one red square is a real artistic stroke. I hope your son falls in love with it and is really proud of his mama. I would be

  5. the chicken quilt is beautiful and cute!

  6. Oh, I love chickens, too, and this is just too cute. I love how you used B&W! Love the Baby have been so busy.

  7. Oh wow Genie, you have magic in your fingertips. Those chickens are adorable and the quilt is gorgeous. In fact, I love everything you've made and still treasure the Christmas Tree you sent me as well as that darling ornament. What a shame about the store moving. Thanks for visiting me and I am so sorry to hear about the falls and the virus'. Ice can be treacherous, I know that from my own falls in winters past. Keeping my fingers crossed here because I know it isn't over yet, but wishing us both no slipping and sliding and bumping any more :) Next time we go up to Big Meadows I will let you know.

  8. I love the design of the hens, very happy!

  9. I have a collection of chicken themed items, would love that material as a quilt.

  10. I like it all, but the chickens are awesome! Colorful, whimsical and great looking.

  11. That chicken quilt is so darn cute! I can't wait to see it done!

    Would love for you to stop by and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    Fabric Frenzy Friday