Thursday, December 12, 2013

Starting a New Quilt - while the current one is still on the design wall

So what else is new? I'm starting a new quilt while the previous one is still on the design wall.  (You can't say you don't do this.... I've seen your blogs, and your UFOs.)  It'll spark my synapses to start something new, and maybe get this new quilt done on time (beginning of February - new granddaughter). Besides I'm having pink withdrawal symptoms... NEED PINK!

The pattern will be the same as her Grandpa's quilt seen here:

Of course, grandgirl's will be pink, yellow and lime green (my favorite combo) and only Xs and the pattern has been reduced to 1/2 the size... I was thinking hearts at first. Well, we will see.

Here's the pile of fabrics chosen and the pattern.

Here's the QoV on the design wall. I'm not removing that. See on the left where I've started adding the last of the blocks. The vacant blocks are white in position #1. I thought that would give it a finished look, but it seems a bit confusing... What do you think?   (As usual, the sewing room is cold, so I've plugged in the space heater again. Socket is right in the middle of the quilt! What were they thinking? 
Anyway, I'm linking up to A Creative Princess to show off some progress. I'll bet you all are tired of seeing this one. I'll have some baby blankie blocks for you in a couple of days.


  1. Your new baby quilt sounds delightful. Congratulations on your new grandbaby! The QOV is very cool. I like the snowballs and of course the one at the top of your blog is one of my favorites.

  2. Your new hugs n' kisses quilt sounds super in pink and lime! I keep saying that I won't start a new thing unting I finish up--HAH!!
    Hugs, Julierose

  3. This is an exciting time! Pink, yellow and lime will be a fun quilt. I often say I won't start a new quilt until I finish something! Oh yeah. That works for me. lol.

  4. Love the fabrics and design for the new quilt- perfect for a gorgeous little girl.

    I think you're incredibly restrained ...only two projects on the go? Im drowning over here in about 8!

  5. Congrats on the new grandbaby. I think you need some color in the border to snap it all together. Love that hexie quilt. And thanks for linking to Hexie Friday, Terri.

  6. ME???? UFOs.....giggle. You have been looking at our blogs. A new baby girl in February is reason to start anew for sure.

  7. I think that sounds like a lovely plan for the new grandbaby's quilt! And I'm with you - sometimes you just need to start something new!

  8. I like to sew on paper a lot. Your X and O quilt is sewen on paper too? Can you tell me the name of the pp pattern?
    Have a nice week

  9. Terri, Need to get hold of you to give you your prize on the giveaway (This is Tuesday Link-up).
    Please contact me: Janeen


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