Monday, March 30, 2009

No baby yet... but some pics of blocks!

Well, it has been awhile since I posted. The month has gotten away from me but I have done a little sewing. I was able to get my blocks together on my mystery quilt, just need to sew the rows together then work on the pieced borders.

Here are 3 of the 5 rows for the lap quilt. I am not too happy with the green I chose but you never know with a mystery quilt. It will look very different once it is finished and I'm sure it will grow on me. Here is a picture of the finished quilt pattern:

I do like the pattern and may do another with different colors once I can get back to sewing again after the baby arrives and things settle down.

I have been doing other sewing things... I've made some more bibs for Aidan - Thomas the train and some Winnie the Pooh. I also made valances for his room in Thomas the train and some green ones for the guest room.I've also got some binding to hand sew down on another train panel to hang in Aidan's room... just need the swelling in my hands to go down so I can comfortably do that at night again! Little bits here and there!
Aidan has grown so much it's hard to believe he is almost 14 months old! He got his hair cut a few weeks ago and is now such a little boy! This was a pic of him a couple of hours ago right before he went down for a nap.

I'd better get to sewing those rows together before he wakes up.. it may be the last chance I have for a little while.
Baby is officially due tomorrow.... so we'll see when she actually decides to arrive.
Happy Quilting everyone.

Monday, March 2, 2009

quilting progress!

I got some sewing time in this weekend! I made a 2 sided little 16x16 quilt for my MIL. She wanted terra cotta color. I did the Ohio Star (she's from there originally) pattern and just a simple border. Just need to hand sew the binding down. The one with the green middle will be the 'top' but it can be used on either side.

I also made progress on my Mom's quilt. I just need to finish hand sewing one block down onto the quilt and then some hand quilting over my 'patches'
Yesterday I made 2 valances for our guest room. I've had the fabric for months and it was nice to get that done and have them put up.
The hanging sleeve is on the black and white quilt,so I just need to wash it then drop that off to someone from my guild and that is set for the April show.
That leaves me a couple of things to plug away on.... making a fabric book of nursery rhymes from a pre-printed panel and working on my 'mystery' quilt top.
Happy quilting everyone.