Sunday, April 5, 2015

Stash report & family quilts 4/5/15

IN this week: 1/4 yard for STLMQG "Collection Challenge"
OUT this week: nothing I can count yet, but I did prep the backing for Gramercy & Friends. I'll count it when the quilt is finished and bound.

My swap partner for the STLMQG Collection Challenge chose the colorful focus print below. My assignment is to collate four FQs to coordinate with it as a collection. My swap partner is also a member of my bee and she has a new baby granddaughter. I couldn't resist throwing in an extra FQ for her. Plus, the aqua Pearl Bracelet print is left over from a STLMQG pillow project last year, so since it was originally a guild fabric, I'm including it for her. What do you think - how did I do at building a collection? (The purple prints look too blue in the photo but in real life the cast is very good)
STLMQG Collection Challenge

In other news, DS is bringing baby CJ to spend Easter and Monday with us. Whoo-hoo! So of course we have to have a baby quilt for at grandma's house. I pulled this one out of the closet.
Grandma's baby quilt

DH commented whined that baby CJ already has three quilts and he only has one. What he doesn't know yet is that Gramercy and Friends is for him. I passed Gramercy off to the long armer yesterday, and she promised it will be ready in time for Father's Day.  I think Gramercy looks masculine and sophisticated. I don't usually show DH my WIPs so he hasn't seen much of it and hasn't seen the top finished.
Gramercy & Friends top

And since all the other family members are mentioned in this post, I better not leave out this one.


Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Stash Report Sunday.

3 comments:

  1. I think your collection works really well with the focal print - great job! How wonderful to have Gramercy off to be quilted and I am sure it will be really well received when finished. I hope you have a fabulous visit with family today and tomorrow. :)

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  2. I blinked twice when I saw your swap fabrics - a friend of mine just made a baby girl quilt using that same purple and orange print, and a few shades of purple for the top, and backed it with a teal-y blue. I had to check out her quilt to see how close her fabric choices were!
    I LOVE your Gramercy and Friends top!!! Your DH will be thrilled to have a special quilt just for himself. Where did you get the pattern?

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  3. I blinked twice when I saw your swap fabrics - a friend of mine just made a baby girl quilt using that same purple and orange print, and a few shades of purple for the top, and backed it with a teal-y blue. I had to check out her quilt to see how close her fabric choices were!
    I LOVE your Gramercy and Friends top!!! Your DH will be thrilled to have a special quilt just for himself. Where did you get the pattern?

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