Thursday, December 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday 12/14/2011

Cathy's Southwest

This week I finished Cathy's Southwest, a quilt for my friend and co-worker Cathy C. The quilt was inspired by a Southwest-themed shirt she wore to work several years ago. I began sewing the quilt a couple of years ago, set it aside, then picked it up again in early November. I'm glad it's finished. I will take the quilt with me to Saturday's Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild meeting, and then give the quilt to Cathy next week.

My next project is a quilt for a little girl named Angela, the daughter of co-worker Margarita. Years ago I made a baby quilt for Angela's older brother Marcos, who was a newborn at the time. Margarita would like a quilt for Angela now. She offered to pay me, but since Marcos' quilt was a gift, Angela's quilt will be a gift, too. Margarita provided a theme fabric that has zoo animals and alphabets. I'm going to make some 16-patch checkerboard blocks and alternate with large pieces of the theme fabric. I expect the quilt to go pretty quickly, and it's my goal to give the quilt to Margarita next week in time for Christmas. I started ironing fabric and even cut some strips tonight. I'll post pictures of the fabrics and an Electric Quilt sketch within the next couple of days.

Also, I need to make a quick mug rug for a gift exchange at the guild meeting on Saturday. A mug rug basically is a small placemat, just large enough for a coffee mug and a little plate to hold a pastry, donut, muffin, etc. I bought a fat quarter for the project, and I plan to do a very simple design...trying to Modern it up a little. Don't expect to see any pictures of the mug rug until after the meeting, especially since a few guild members are followers of my blog.


  1. I like Cathy's quilt and I know she will too!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the quilt you're making for Angela


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