To be fair, I wanted to make a quilt for my friend's baby shower this weekend. It's a boy and they love Belize, so I was going for something traditional yet tropical. If some of these fabrics look familiar, I used them on another quilt this year and thought they were so perfect that I ran out and bought more yardage.
I wasn't sure about the binding fabric as I was cutting it, but I kind of like the blues.
The back is the last of my beloved IKEA fabric. This really is the perfect fabric for a quilt backing; I should check to see if they still sell it and buy a zillion yards.
In the middle of my sweat and heat induced haze, I got the idea that I would make two more quilts for Project Linus this year, using - of course - only scraps. My plan is to do some self-teaching on free motion quilting. I'm ready to move on from straight lines.
I'm also working on a new method for putting the quilt "sandwich" together to reduce the amount of wrinkles. I tried it with the baby quilt, but there's room for improvement, for sure.
Lastly, I finished my second Colette Laurel dress this afternoon, just in time to wear to tomorrow's baby shower :-) I'll try to take some better pictures soon, but I am super happy with this sleeveless version (although I note that there's something weird with the arm holes - oi)! It's super comfortable and perfect for the next heat wave :-)
What have you been sewing lately?
Have a great weekend!