Friday, April 6, 2012

First Neutral Saturday and a Birthday!

My baby girl turns 3 Today! Happy Birthday Emily.

I had to think a bit this month for what to work on. First... I decided to finish the two red birds in the air since they have neutrals in them.

Now I have 12 each in red, green and pink. I am undecided if I will try and do 12 in the neutral shades or not but I have a couple of weeks to decide.

I also promised AT that I would work on 'his' quilt after I finished the graduation quilt for Mindy. Well, her top is finished so I pulled out the 12 inch holder where I have the blocks stored. This was a picture from last year when I was working on it.

The white and blue HST's were left over from making the Lady in the Lake pattern for my parents anniversary a couple of years ago. I laid it out the other day and determined the amount of friendship stars and 9 patch blocks that I need to make to have enough to make a good sized top. I originally was thinking of putting the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star song around the border on this one.... but I think he is getting a little too old for it. I will put his name at the bottom like I did with his sisters crumb quilt.

This month over at the quilt square along at Jo's country junction we have our choice to make one of the three patterns left on the pattern we were working from the first four months of the year. I think I am going to try and make one of each, which will become a quilt as you go project of each of the 12 inch blocks. I have 2 prepped from February and March that are all set for hand quilting.

I am thinking I will do one each week for the Saturday neutral quilt along so that I can get them done. I am going to try a quilt as you go for these blocks and decided to do checks on the back. I have a few in various colors in my stash and think it will make a neat looking scrappy backing for this quilt.

I'll also plan to make something for the Birds in the air and Pinwheel blocks but have not decided what yet. I'm going to not do any of the 2 inch squares this month since I think I want the background fabric to be consistent for next year's little project and I'm not sure what that background fabric will be yet. So all of the above and getting a quilt or two quilted will be the 'goals' for this month. Oh... I also am starting the Sow along over at Randy's blog and have those fabrics washed and ironed and ready to go. I think I have the first 13 to make.
It will be a very busy month. Go on over to SoScrappy's blog and see what everyone else has planned for the neutral month of April.


  1. Your son's quilt is going to be fantastic - I really do like this pattern - it is perfect for a boy. Your plan for the RSC (neutral) this month sounds great - it was a real challenge for me too decide what to do with it.

  2. Sounds like you'll have a busy month. I have a quilt to finish for one of my boys too

  3. What a great idea, working on your existing projects that have neutrals in them! I've been a little stumped with the neutral color this month because I'm doing a rainbow pineapple - no neutrals there! But I DO have a quilt in progress that has a scrappy neutrals background - yippee! Thanks for the inspiration :*)

  4. So many projects! Glad you are making such good progress on all fronts.

  5. Great blocks and projects! I'd better get working on my neutral blocks too!

  6. Great looking quilts on the go. Blue is just so nice. I am sure we will all come up with more ideas for this neutrals.

  7. So many fun projects in the works. Glad you are making progress on all fronts.

  8. Such wonderful projects you have on the go. I like the one you are making for AT. I should take your lead and pull out and continue work on the quilt for my DS.

  9. Nice blocks. Good idea of how to use some neutrals for our RSC12.