Monday, November 7, 2011

Ta-da! & My HST Love Affair Continues

I love it when I finally feel like I'm making progress. This weekend got two tops off of my gift making list...

This quilt, Chevron Star Rising, was made start to finish this weekend. I went to Happiness is Quilting on Saturday morning, after sleeping in. Sewed all of the blocks and half of the rows Saturday afternoon. Finished the rows, border, quilting and binding on Sunday.

I made it as a gift for my son's best friend. Today is his 16th birthday and I wanted to do something special for this boy who has been such a big part of our family for the past 14 years. The quilt has further cemented my love affair with big half square triangles.

I also got this top finished for our youth pastor's new baby boy. I adore the fabrics in this Michael Miller line....Retro. It is perfect for an energetic little boy and his rugby crazed Daddy.  I still have to quilt this one. I'm torn between lightning bolts and stars. What do you think?

I found this little guy on Urban Threads. I think he needs to go on the label.

And, before I sign off for the day, a shout out to another awesome sweet husband who cut and pressed fabric for me all weekend while watching football, and cooking. You are amazing Mr. Sharp.

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Cindy said...

I decided to gowith stars on the Because I'm Awesome quilt. I'm using Kim. Diamond's Stars with Loops pattern and signature Blue Skies variegated thread.

Lynne said...

I love both of those quilts and that little guy. You are inspiring me to give large HST a go!

Janine said...

I think both of these quilts are great and I think you should stitch that label on your husband!

Sana Saroti said...

Wow, wow, wow! What an awesome husband (Janine is right about the label!) That first quilt is amazing in it's simplicity (I think I have to safe the pic if you dont mind). For the 2nd one I think you should do lightning bolts (if it's no differnce for you) cause they're more unique.