Saturday, April 21, 2012

A little sewing...

Well, I did make it into the sewing room a bit over the last two days and have all 96 of the blue blocks completed for the boy's quilt. This is a picture of 80 of the blocks laid out on the floor.
There will be two more rows on the bottom and that should make the quilt about 48x72 without borders. It is a toss up right now as to what the borders will be. I know there will be an Aidan at the bottom but I may do the alphabet around the other 3 sides or just go with a plain border..... ???

I also spent a lot of yesterday working on cutting these little fans for my midget block for the week. This one is very time consuming but I think it will be pretty. Hopefully I can get it all together for Tuesday. I just need to figure out how to keep the tops down to applique them..... must invest in some glue to help me I think.
If I get some time in the sewing room today I plan to cut out some more of the Sow along blocks and some things for the Birds in the Air blocks for next week. I also need to do a fix on the graduation quilt and then get that pressed and rolled for pinning. I hope to get that pinned off tomorrow night after work and dinner. Then hopefully a week from Wednesday I can get that quilted and the binding put on.
Not much of a neutral Saturday but there is some neutrals in there. Go on over to SoScrappy and see what others have been working on for the Rainbow scrap challenge of 2012.


  1. Blue & white quilt looks great - I love star quilts! I like your border idea for using name & alphabet. More work, but I think you'll be happy with the result and so will the recipient!

  2. Love blue and white quilts! Very nice! And a good size, too.

  3. Wow! I love how well your white stars show up against that blue. Very nice! Your midget block is going to look amazing! I can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Oh, I do like the way that Midget block is coming together. It is going to be a beauty. Great star quilt too, the name at the bottom will be perfect. White letters with a blue background?

  5. The blue and white quilt is going to be stunning! Can't wait to see the midget block finished - it looks like a lot of work but I know it will be worth it!

  6. I hope you don't mind but after I saw your blue scrappy star quilt, I borrowed the picture to show my Sew Sew Sisterhood and we're going to make one similar for a guy who was affected by Irene in Moretown. Love this quilt! Jeb