August 30, 2010
She's also working on a string block quilt for my aunt (her sister) for her birthday at the end of September. She's going to use light pink as a filler sashing and a first border and then add another darker/brighter pink similar to the block centers for the main overall border.
And what blog entry wouldn't be complete with a random pick of my son clad only in a beach towel? His expression is priceless. Like someone just startled him out of the bath! hehe
Another day, another quilt top.....
August 23, 2010
They even played pin the ear on Snoopy! Here's Malek taking his turn.And here is my big 4th grade girl! All 5 foot 2 1/2 inches of her (and just only turned 9) !!! I see WNBA in her future at this rate.
Hope everyone else has a great first day of school wherever you are!
August 17, 2010
It was late (as usual) when I did this last night, so I may take another stab at it tonight. Still need to trim them all up to the exact same size. Should have done that before I started arranging them. Oh well.....
August 16, 2010
So in the mean time.....I just can't sit still! I've got to start another project! Yeah that's me - the one with the most UFO's! Except this one I HAVE to get done asap because it's for a birthday present this Saturday. It's a baby quilt so it should go together quickly.
I've got all the squares done. I followed Allison's (cluck cluck sew) pattern (BTW love her!) where you lay two blocks of fabric on top of each other and then cut all pieces at once then change out the center block to make two blocks, somewhat mirror image of each other. I couldn't remember her dimensions so I just went with the flow and made up my own. I started with 8 inch blocks and cut off 2 inches on each vertical side. Then cut off 2 inches from the top and bottom. This left a 4 inch center block. Switched out the centers and sewed them all back together.
Here is what I ended up with! Pretty darn proud of myself. Tonight I get to lay them all out. I'm sure with the help of a certain someone too!! Might have to wait til that one is down for the night.
These are about the worst photos I've ever taken, but given the time of day (11:15pm) last night, they will have to do. You get the point - right? Tomorrow I will have better pics of them all laid out. I have 30. Main fabric is that cute little Snoopy fabric. This is going to be one luckly little dude! It's for a former co-worker's son's 1st birthday!
On to the layout of the blocks!
August 11, 2010
I love sewing late into the night, but I sure pay for it the next day! Oh well, that's the price I pay for my passion!