Thursday, February 17, 2022

Another Purple and Pink for our Niece

Our niece is expecting a baby girl this month, so of course she has to have a quilt. I made a purple and pink quilt for their first daughter. You can see it here. She wanted a purple and pink quilt for this little girl, too, so this is the outcome.

This is the backing.

I do love that crinkly, cuddly look and feel after a run through the washer and dryer. It is on its way to her now!

While I had the quilt machine loaded, I quilted some little things I had made.

Two little mug rugs.

An orphan block, now quilted makes a good tray mat.

And this one I had a lot of fun building. It is 20 inches square.  The nine patches are 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strips sewn by two's to make 2 1/2 inch squares. The four patches are 2 1/2 inch squares bordered with 1 1/2 inch strips. Don't ask what the quilting pattern is - I was just playing !

Lots of pretty things have been salvaged from the cold and brought inside or onto the patio. Ruthie's Dinah (lower right) of course feels it is her duty to superintend everything.  Mr. Muddling's hand is "stirring" the dominoes for a game of Mexican Train. What a fun game!

I've been cutting half square triangles with my Studio Cutter from flannel I purchased earlier this winter and getting them put on the design wall. I've already changed them around a number of times since this photo, and I'm sure they'll move around a lot more before I'm finished. it is fun to play!

I hope you are finding some fun in your part of the world and helping someone else to do the same!

God is so good to us all! And I am so thankful.

Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, February 5, 2022

A Quilt for Ryker

We have a sweet little friend we've known most of her life. She is our friend Sandy's granddaughter. She recently had a baby boy. They named him Ryker. Of course he needs a quilt from me! 
I decided to make a smaller version of Bonnie Hunter's Bitcoin pattern . It seemed to me that a busy little boy would have fun looking at all the different fabrics in this one. And bright colors are supposed to be good for stimulating little ones' minds!

The backing coincidentally was given to me a while back by Sandy. It was given to her by her sister Peggy. I love all the little coincidences that have gone into this one!

This is how the back of the quilt top looked as I ironed it before quilting! Lots and lots of little pieces!

Next up is another little quilt, this time for our grandniece's daughter due this month. I'd better get cracking!

We've had a few very cold (for us) days here in the Land of Muddle, but I am so thankful for a warm comfortable home with the wonderful Mr. Muddling and all our fur babies.  I'm also thankful for the bits of green and bright colors we get to have here inside and for the beautiful blue skies and sunshine outside today!

I hope all is well in your corner of the world and that you are finding lots for which to be thankful. God is so good to us all!

Hugs and kisses,