Saturday, March 1, 2014

OPAM and Hexagon update

What did I do for the month of February for my OPAM (One Project a Month)?  Well, two baby blankets for the NICU section at our local hospital.  There is no batting in these blankets.  Just flannel on the back and cotton on the front. 
What do you think of my backs?  Pretty neat, eh!  The backs were made from a kit that had strips of flannel and I just trimmed and sewed them together.
This winter has been a good time for me to tackle the hand quilting on my hexagon quilt.  It has been a long, cold winter (and still is) and this quilt was most welcome to snuggle under during the evening hours.  Progress has been made and I'm thrilled with how close this quilt is to being finished.
 The left vertical border is done and Miss Ashes likes the feel of this quilt!
Here is a close up of the border.  This was a problem for me for the longest time.  What to do with the border?  Finally, I decided to just keep it simple and the problem was solved.  Time to move on and tackle another border on this quilt.
The section to the right of the arrows is what remains to be quilted.  After some diagonal rows are done, I switch to a border section.  Got to keep it interesting or boredom will set in and this quilt will be abandoned, once again!  :o)  So, this section below and three more borders to go.
I hope to have this quilt finished before the warmer weather in May arrives.

Have a great day!


Frog Quilter said...

OMG that hexi quilt sure is beautiful! Can I test it out? Lol.

julieQ said...

Love your little NICU quilts, they are terrific! Good idea to make them a little lighter with no batting. Your hexie quilt is so pretty!!

Manuela said...

The little NICU quilts are beautiful.
your hexie quilt looks fantastic and your quilting is perfect.

Have a nice weekend, Manuela

Jennifer said...

That is beautiful.......nearly there with the quilting! Those little quilts are fun.

Karendianne said...

How great the little NICU quilts. Great idea w/o batting, too. I love the hexie quilt and congratulate you on your progress.

Ashes really is cute there. Super cute!!!