Not only did I finish a new quilt top, I finished quilting it, too!
I'm still on my quest to finish seven quilts by Thanksgiving, if possible. I have finished several tops this year I can quilt for the girl cousins, but I have nothing suitable for boy cousins. First I finished a shades of gray quilt top for nearly teenager Noah, and now I have some cute little critters for much younger Jayden.
How I love the little foxes and owls!
This top worked up pretty quickly with 12 blocks from a Zoologie layer cake and leftovers from other projects. The top was finished in one night. The remainder of the layer cake would work for a girl, not a boy, so I still have to come up with one more boy quilt top.
My husband and my seven-year-old neighbor helped me sandwich this new top in our driveway the next day. I finished quilting the top before work the next morning. That night, the binding was done.
The back and binding are made from nearly two yards Moda Marble I bought way back in my apartment days, when I lived in the most dangerous neighborhood in all of Colorado... just a block from Denver Fabrics! Back then, the store was open longer on weekends and until about 8 at night during the week, and it took some severe self-control to keep from walking over there every single day after work! I loved that place!
I felt somewhat responsible for the discontinuation of quilting fabrics at Denver Fabric when it shifted to mostly upholstery shortly after I moved away. Store hours were greatly reduced, probably due to inability to compete with online fabric shops. In 2013 it became Colorado Fabrics, and supposedly the new old store carries quilting fabric again. They just aren't open when I can go and shop until I drop, so I don't know for sure.
I really enjoyed reliving the memories of hanging out in Denver Fabrics while I straight-line quilted Jayden's gift on my domestic machine.
The next morning before work, I raided my stash once again and cut out a dozen 12-inch blocks left over from when my adopted son was young for the last male cousin quilt of the year. I think I've even come up with a fun way to spice it up a bit when I begin piecing. Hopefully I can get this one and Noah's quilt done this weekend, and then it should be easy to sandwich and quilt four of the existing finished tops for the girl cousins, and I will have completed my modified goal for this year!
Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.