Here is Chicks and Umbrellas, a baby quilt that I finished last month.
Quilt recap: I started this as a way to practice sewing curves, and used scraps and leftover squares from a charm pack. I created a template on some cardboard by cutting out a square and using a drawing compass to cut out the rounded corner.
The quilt top came together pretty quickly after that. I sewed the pieces together on my Baby Lock, sandwiched it with batting and a turquoise backing, then hand quilted swirls onto each of the circles.
I alternated with teal and red thread, which isn't really that noticeable unless you look closely at the back. The picture above is teal thread, the bottom is red.
Every time that I got sick of looking at my other WIPs, of doing graduate homework (paper writing is sooo much fun, right?), or sat down to watch tv at night, I would pull this out and work on the hand stitching.
You know those fabrics that sit in your stash and no matter what you do they just never disappear? The ones that you have already used for a project, or two or three, and are just sick of looking at them?? Even after I completed Chicks and Umbrellas, I still had some of them hiding in my stash taunting me! I gave one leftover away and the rest are at the bottom of my scrap bin so I don't have to look at them...
I just love these little chicks. Can you see the faces in the binding?
Even the puppy approves.