Thursday, March 31, 2022

February Quilt Tops

So while I was busy teaching during February, I also got to take a class and do a little "retreat sewing".  I love getting away and just having big chunks of time to sit and sew with lots of laughs and fun along the way.   So I shared back here, that I planned to take the Vintage Windmill class at the Quilty Friends Winter Quilt retreat  and was using Ombre Fairy Dust .   Well, I am super excited to say that I managed to get a lot of the quilt done in class, and then managed to finish putting the quilt top together while I was at the retreat, ya know during some of that late night sewing :)   And I am just head over heels thrilled with the way it all came together!!!  I just love it!!!  I can't wait to get this one quilted up, it is just such a happy rainbow of piecing goodness!!! 

And then while I was at the Snow Goose Quilt Retreat, I wanted to keep the Ombre Goodness going and pieced together my  Picnic Size Just Blooming Quilt from my Charming Baby Quilts book!!!  I used up every scrap from the Ombre Fairy Dust bundle and just love this happy quilt!!!   I used the warm colors for the flowers and the cool colors for the chain and I just love how it really allows both parts of the  quilt to just shine.   I tell you what, I just love playing with Ombre Fabrics!!!

And I was on such a roll, I decided to take along one an older WIP and see if I could get it done!!!   And guess, what??  I totally finished the quilt top!!  And my, does it feel great to have that out of the box and into a quilt top :)

 This quilt is Sweet Blend  by Laundry Basket Quilts and I just love it!!   I used Amy Ellis's Wanderlust fabric for it and I just love how happy and bright it turned out.   I need to get this one quilted asap, because it is for my daughter who just turned 13 and wants a Tween Bedspread now!!  I think this will work just perfect :)

 So ya, Lots of teaching, and lots of piecing in February :)   And now I have 3 more quilt tops to add to the "to be quilted" pile.   Now the only hard thing will be how to decide which to do first :)

Do you like to take old WIP with you to retreats or do you just work on class projects, or both??  

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  1. Love your Ombre quilts wow you get lots done good job

  2. You accomplished so much. I love the ombre stars. The warm and cool colors make for such a nice finish too.

  3. I love all of these tops. Excellent finishes Melissa.
    I just love your blog. I am sorry I do not comment enough.
    I did make a lone star quilt top last summer. Seems ages ago, but it was a challenge for me. It turned out great, and it was a gift for my niece. I love her, but her parents are toxic, so it was a bitter sweet gift, and I do hope she knows I love her.
    I want to make another one, but do not see it any time soon. I have so many quilts to finish for now.
    Happy Spring

  4. Wow! That gives the Just Blooming Quilt an entirely new look! Love it! I've got several of the ombre quilts in mind - just a matter of getting to them!


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