It's been a long time since I posted anything here. It's not that I haven't been doing things, but, as far as the "artsy" things go, I just haven't been that successful. I'm willing to go public with these three.
My godson, his wife, and 2-1/2 year old son recently welcomed a new daughter to their family. I had a Riley Blake Hello Baby charm pack that I had won at a quilting retreat in 2018, and I thought this was the perfect occasion to use it. It took a lot of seam ripping and resewing, trimming of uneven columns, sewing additional columns using a second charm pack, and learning to finally accept I was at the point that I wasn't going to be able to make it any better. The original pattern was Sew Easily Charmed by Sew Prim Khris.
Since I was making a quilt for the little girl, I wanted to make one for her brother, too. I had a Strip and Flip pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew I had really been wanting to try and a Christa Watson Modern Marks jelly roll for it. The fabric frayed a lot, but I got through it by using Fray Block at the worst seams.
What major lessons did I walk away with?
Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting in Georgia quilted both for me.
Thank you to Pat J. for her instruction and advice and to Kathy M. for her support along the way.