|The Fabric: Alien Invasion by Amy Bradley||The Pattern: Turning Tables from Moda Bake Shop|
The only bad part about Alien Invasion is, when I finish I don't get to keep it! This one is tentatively intended for my first-ever nephew, who is due in August. I am completely in love with the backing fabric, and have been hoarding the Jelly Roll "for a boy quilt" for a while. I am anxious to play with separating it into complementary color groups, and to see how if it's as cute in actuality as it is in my head.
Me & My Sister Dragonfly
|The Fabric: Favorites and Amelia Charm Packs by Me & My Sister Designs||The Pattern: Dragonfly Hop by Carlene Westberg Designs|
So technically, Dragonfly was the "if my SIL turns out to be carrying a girl" option, but lo and behold 1) she is having a boy and 2) *I* am having a girl. Yes, that's right! Baby RLQ is in fact a little girl, at least according to our ultrasound technician. And of course, since Me & My Sister designs is one of my favorite lines (plus the pattern is really cute), it wasn't exactly hard to transfer my affections over. Baby RLQ isn't due until October, so this is less pressing, but I'm still eager to start working with this fabric!
Dino Train 9-patch pizzaz
|The Fabric: All Aboard the Dino Train & various fat quarters||The Pattern: 9-Patch Pizzaz By Julie Sineros (book)|
Ok, so finding out I was pregnant MAY have lowered my impulse control a tad. I'd been looking at the Dino Train fabric for a while, and realizing that I might need a SECOND boy-quilt in short order sent me over the edge. Fortunately my mom had a good pattern suggestion, and I've got a book on loan from her that I plan on using. I'm not sure who this will go to yet, but fate hasn't let me down yet when it comes to kids who deserve quilts. And who knows? Where I come from girls can have dinosaur quilts too!
Christmas Traditions Paper Piece and Applique
|The Fabric: Christmas Traditions by Quilting Treasures||The Pattern: Cover pattern from from Best Quilts for Christmas Magazine|