Where have I been for the last three months, you ask? Well, for one, I've been growing a baby (if this part of it is so exhaustingly hard, I REALLY have a lot in store for once it comes). I also started tending to the garden a little more (errr ... well ... weeded once, watered a few times, and put up some deer fence). Along with that came produce. And more produce. We've got tomatoes out our ears and are hoping to eek out some peppers before the first frost. Then work started back in full force and I could no longer continue my blissful experience of sewing for 30 hours a week at work. My machine got serviced in North Carolina at the end of July, and then it was visiting my mom. I've got it back now, but still have yet to bust out anything incredible.
But also, I've been working on finishing up commissioned quilts. I ended up doing SIX commissions this summer - yes, six. One baby quilt, two large rectangular lap quilts, one wall hanging, one large square lap quilt, and a twin.
Pictures, you say? OK, fine. I guess it's the least I can do, since I've left you hanging for months now.
Here is the large square lap quilt - I think it ended up being somewhere around 50"x50". I made it for my college friend Lauren F. and was able to give it to her in person, when we had a girls' reunion at Lauren's family's lake house in Tennessee. She did all the hard work in picking out the fabrics, and I had the fun job of putting them together.
I opted for a modified "rail fence" pattern - modified because the strips in each block are different widths. The most challenging part of the whole thing was placing the blocks in such a way that the patterns in each block did not touch the same pattern in any other block.
And the back - I really love it ...
(feel free to ignore the fold/crease lines. Whoops.)
And kindly, Lauren sent me a picture of the quilt in its real, live home (which sounds awesome and tempts me to visit):
I have to confess, I am WAY more interested in this inviting rug than I am in the quilt, but that's just me.
I. Will. Post. Again. Before. The. Next. 3. Months. Have. Passed. I promise.