Urban Blooms: Done

I always love when I get to hand deliver a new quilt to its new owner.  I love to see their reactions, and I do believe B loved it.

The prewash measurement: 53.5 x 62.5.

The postwash measurement: 52 x 59.5.

Love me a striped binding!

Urban Blooms: Pin Basted

A few days ago I finished sewing the Urban Blooms quilt top together.  The Lemon Squares quilt pattern yields blocks about 10 inches, but then the directions call to trim the blocks down to 9.5 inches.  I’m so glad I didn’t forgo that step, because piecing the top together was so easy with all those perfect 9.5 inch blocks.

With the quilt top done, it’s time for basting and then on to quilting.  So loving the colors!!!!

One of my favorite blocks

Urban Blooms

It’s been far too long since I sat behind my sewing machine and created., far too long since I’ve started a quilt, and far too long since I’ve finished a quilt.

Sewing and quilting is cathartic and peaceful.  I love the creative process and the accomplishment.

And so we start a new year and 2012 promises to be filled with lots of quilts! Yipee!

2012 musts:

  • Make quilt for a bff who moved recently
  • Finish quilt for a cousin’s wedding (ahem…she got married a long time ago…gack!)
  • Make quilt for another cousin’s upcoming wedding present
  • Make baby quilt for a cousin’s first baby
  • Finish Ellie’s quilt
  • Make a quilt for myself

First up is called Urban Blooms (unless I come up with a more creative title 😉 ).  I’m loosely using the Lemon Squares pattern by Fresh Lemons.  More than a year ago I bought a quilt kit that was on sale.  It didn’t have the pattern with it, but that was fine, because I bought the kit for the fabric anyway.  I loved the colors and I loved how the colors were out of my normal repertoire/comfort zone.  I’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion and perfect recipient, and I found it.  This one’s for you B:

City Blooms by Benartex

Block “A”