First off...have you noticed the new look of my blog? I happened to win a giveaway last week at Lee's beautiful blog, Freshly Pieced, and the big prize was a custom designed blog header. Talk about lucky! Isn't it gorgeous? Thank you so much, Lee, you rock!
I have another completed quilt to show for Fabric Tuesday this week. Yippee! And best of all, it's another Christmas gift I can mark completed on my list. Still a few left to finish, but I'm making good progress.
This quilt is for my in-laws, and I hope this will appeal to their taste. I've named this quilt 301 Park Avenue, after the iconic Waldorf-Astoria at that address, because that's exactly what this fabric reminds me of. It's very old-school-New-York to me.
While this was a relatively easy quilt to put together, I still learned a few things...
* 80/20 batting from Jo-Ann's moves super smoothly through my machine, and is a nice, lightweight batting for my Florida quilt recipients. And it's cheap. So far, no negatives that I can come up with!
* Sometimes my husband has good quilt taste. He picked out the binding for this fabric - Kona Cocoa - and I think it looks really nice. Thanks, honey!
* There's really no such thing as too much painters tape when it comes to taping down the back of your quilt whilst making a quilt sandwich. Really.
* It's okay to rip stitches out. It helps to repeat to yourself that a lot when ripping out stubborn stitches that you don't really want to rip out but need to be ripped out all the same.
Don't forget to visit Megan and Heather over at QuiltStory to check out the other entries for Fabric Tuesday this week! Have a recent fabric finish? Make sure to join in the sharing fun.
Speaking of sharing, have you checked out the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side yet? It is so much fun, seeing all of the different quilts displayed there. Talk about boatloads of inspiration! I have made so many bookmarks over the last few days. Definitely make sure to visit if you haven't yet. I try to make a daily sojourn over there. Beware, though, you might lose hours of your day over there :)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010