Good news is that I havent gone into labor yet. With my husband on a businesss trip for three more days and I am 3 weeks from my due date.... I have been stressed about getting through this week. I think I will make it. I certainly hope so!! I have a quilt to finish and more ice cream to eat people!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I forgot how tedious paper peicing really is. I just spent two hours on one 12" block. This is after two hours sunday night on the same ONE block! It is not finished yet. But I am close.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I am 3 weeks and 2 days from my due date and I really want to make our second child another quilt. I started the Solstice Stars blocks a few years ago never knowing what I would use them for. Now I know. They will be perfect for a gender neutral quilt for our new bundle of joy. Luckily I have a red, orange, yellow, green, and purple block already finished, all 12 inch blocks. I started on the blue final star today. I am using paper peicing again like the rest of the stars. It is so rewarding to use paper peicing because the results (if you really pay attention while sewing) are flawless!
My husband is away all this week for a business trip (I know I know, not great timing with the pending baby on the way) but I am hoping if I work on quilting this week in the evenings after our daughter goes to bed that it will help to keep my stress levels down and help to prevent me from going into labor with my husband hundreds of miles away. Plus, I would love to make this baby another handmade quilt. Maybe with some soft minky on the back (even though I keep swearing to stop using it because it moves so much while quilting, but there is nothing softer). I hope I can fit a stop at the fabric store into my week so I can find the perfect backing and binding and hustle to get this done before the newest member of the family arrives. Wish me luck!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Oh how I love quilts. When I dont have time to quilt myself, I find myself on quilt blogs, in country quilt stores, and cuddled under quilts more often. This past weekend I came across a little quilt store in the mountains of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and my husband splurged and bought me a beautiful handmade quilt!
While in Virginia, we also attended a heritage festival where I met many talented crafters and artists. I couldnt help myself but to also buy our soon to arrive baby a special little quilt. I am not talented enough for embroidery work and I thought the little birds were just too irresistably cute to pass up.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
I finished the nautical baby quilt this weekend, just in time for the baby shower today.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
I decided to go with a combination. Front flags and back herringbone.
Her and I are both pregnant right now so I thought it would be nice for me to make her baby a quilt with the same fabric I used for a quilt I made my baby. Yes, by the way, I am 19 weeks pregnant with our second child. Very excited! There are more baby quilts in my future for sure!
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I am working on a nautical themed quilt for one of my best friends. Her baby shower is on June 20th so less then a month is my deadline. I decided on a half square triangle quilt. I zipped through the triangles last night and started working on the design. I am stuck because I can't decide which I like best. It is amazing how many different looks you can get with half square triangles!
Hmmm. Either this or chevron I think.
Do you have a favorite?? If I get ambitious I may do a fun scrappy outer border. So much to think about and no time!! Must decide so I can get it done in time. Hmmmmmm. Can't you just hear the gears in my head turning?
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
She was truely excited when she opened the blanket I made for her second baby.