Getting a little personal….

I am currently finishing up a few small baby quilts which are part of a personal project I took on at the end of last year.  These quilts are part of my “Quilts for Pablo” project.

This project started last year when a dear friend lost her son after only 10 short days.  In her son Pablo’s memory I want to make 10 quilts for my local hospital’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  The day that I got word of Pablo’s passing I also got a wonderful package from Michael Miller Fabric – I had won a competition that they ran and they sent me two fat quarter bundles which were perfect for my project.

finished Aviation quilt

This is the first little quilt I finished up.  The fabric line is called Flight School and this is just one of the two colour ways I have.

aviation quilt detail

The fabric just called out to be made into wonky stars and I used as much of the fat quarter for each fabric as I could…fussy cutting as needed.

quilt detail 2

The layout makes the most of the fabric, using as many 4 1/2 inch squares as had left over instead of just using white in the background.  I kind of like how it turned out.

I am also using these quilts as quilting practice…I am using Jacqui Gerings wonderful book “Walk” and I am determined to use as many of her quilting patterns as I can.

Mr Wombat

Mr Wombat says that this photos is the result of cheating…as I took the photo as he was about to fold up the quilt… hence no pinkies in this shot.  But you do get to see a little more of him…

Quilt Details:

Pattern:  Wonky Star using 4 1/2 inch squares.
Fabric:  Flight School by Michael Miller
Size:  36 x 40 inches

Neon overload

This week I managed to finish my Neon pink quilt top…finally.

neon quilt topI must admit I procrastinated lots and lots about how to get the different sized blocks to work.  Finally two of my fellow PMQG partners in crime suggested the same solution… border the blocks with white and then cut them down to the same size.  Michelle and Kimberly’s genius idea saved my head from exploding from a math over exertion.

Neon quilt detail 3This quilt started life as two orphan blocks from a PMQG Michael Miller challenge last year – an 11 inch star block and an 11 inch modern line block.  They were too fabulous not to do something with… and so I made some supporting blocks.

Neon star blockYou can find paper piecing patterns for most of these blocks under the “free paper piecing patterns” tab if you are interested.  .

quilt top detailThe fabric used is all Michael Miller… the Neon range in pink, with Cotton Couture in Soft White and my new go to grey Fog.   The grey really does a wonderful job of toning down the Neon overload!