April 4, 2012

Sugar Pop is home!! ... and a WIP for my husband

Here is the post I've been meaning to write for over a week+ now... Sugar Pop is home from the quilter!!

Michelle did a fantastic job and I love everything about this quilt :)

Not the best picture but you get the idea ;-)

Love love love this quilting! She used light pink thread which blends so well

Love how the quilting blends so well on the border and on the white sections too

Close-up of back, quilting, and binding

Too much flash here but atleast you can see the quilting on the back really well!

My first quilt all for me and ready to be snuggled!

And this my friends is by far my favorite picture of this quilt...

Someone already stole my quilt!

Awww, isn't that sweet? :) Apparently I need to get his quilt finished so I can have mine back haha.

To be fair, I was the one that put the quilt on him so he could help me decide on batting for his quilt, but apparently it was just so warm and comfy he dozed off :)

This quilt is made from the Moda line "Sugar Pop" and I think it is such a great Spring/Summer quilt. It is the perfect weight for naps on the couch, although when it is chillier in our apartment I do wish it had flannel on the back just because I like to snuggle fuzzy things :)

This is the first quilt I am keeping for myself - every other one I've made and finished has been gifted to a family member or friend - which I love doing but it is REALLY nice having one of my own to snuggle after almost 2 years! This is also the first quilt I've had quilted by a longarm quilter and I absolutely love the result. She has a second quilt of mine right now which will be for our bed and I have every confidence in her that it will turn out as beautifully as this one!

And because this is Work in Progress Wednesday - here is my newest WIP:

This is what I call the Argyle Argyle quilt - my hubby picked out the fabric and pattern and this will be a quilt just for him for the warm summer months when our other blankets are too warm or heavy. I finished all of the blocks last weekend during General Conference and then got them all sewed into pairs (bottom left) last night. I haven't decided yet if I should get more fabric and make it a little bigger, or if I should put a brown border around the whole thing - which was hubby's suggestion. It is his quilt so I'm definitely taking his suggestions into consideration... but I'm just not sure how I feel about a border and matching up that brown to a Kona brown doesn't really work. We shall see... I still need to sew the blocks into rows first and see how big it ends up. Hoping to get this top finished by the end of the month and the quilt finished by the end of May, just in time for summer and warm weather (read: sweltering heat in our apartment because we only have a wall unit in the living room, ahhhhhhhhhh).

Hope everyone is having a lovely week and success with their WIPs!


Craft Couture by T.C. said...

love your sugar pop quilt..so bright and cheery and your husband does look really comfy under that quilt :)

I really like the look of the new quilt too...can't wait to see the finished quilt.

The Thompsons said...

It's beautiful and I love the quilting! At least it's being put to good use, but ya, I'd want my quilt back, too. :)

Melinda said...

Love your Sugar Pop quilt! The quilting just makes it. Makes me wish my FMQ had worked a bit better on my version of this quilt, sigh...

Em said...

I think pink is his color. Ha ha!!

Samantha said...

isn't it great to see a quilt being used and enjoyed?