Thursday, January 29, 2009

Baby quilt

Here are some pics of a baby quilt I made. It's kind of hard to see some of the letters because I used a light tan embroidery floss. My husband drew the pictures in the 4 corners and I embroidered over them. I made this quilt a few years ago, when I was pregnancy with my daughter. I also made a girl quilt, which she now has.
For my friend, I guess I can copy this same layout and use some animal print for the boarder.
Anyhow, thought you might like to see what I'm planning :)

Looking forward

I found this cool website and made the photo above. I love the drive-in that's close to my house and look forward to it opening every summer. And since I have 2 little ones, it's a great date night for my husband and I, plus no sitter needed. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the winter, and definitely don't want to wish away the spring, but the summers here are great.
My whirlygiggle quilt is coming along really nicely and I think I may have it together by the end of the weekend. I've also been cutting for a second whirlygiggle quilt to put on the wall in the nursery.
I'm looking for a pattern for a baby quilt for a friend. I've made some alphabet quilts in the past and may make another one. She has a jungle theme going in the nursery and I've got nothing in my stash that will go. I'm having a hard time visualizing an animal print baby quilt.
I'm also trying to make some roman blinds for the nursery. I've looked for ones I like for a few months and can't find any, so this weekend I'm going to try and make some. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Not a great picture, but here's the beginning of my daughter's blue and lime quilt. I am just in love with how the blocks are turning out. And it's coming together very quickly, which is nice. I had this white eyelet fabric leftover from a project so I've used it on some of the blocks. And I've cut a few extra pieces from each fabric. I'm hoping to make a second quilt with blue, green and pink pinwheels. I think I could have this top completed by the weekend. I also bought black fabric to finish that stars quilt I was working on. And I've been slowly working on the blue,green and yellow baby quilt.
I'm having a hard time getting to all the blogs that I love. I'm going to have to schedule in some reading time soon - I miss seeing what everyone is up to.

Friday, January 23, 2009

New quilts!

I've finally found the perfect pattern to make a quilt for my little girl's 'big girl room'. I got the pattern from Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts, who I just love. No pics so far, I'm still in the cutting stage, but I'm doing it in white with pale blue and lime green.
I love these basket blocks that are turning up everywhere. They're from Bunny Hill Designs. Check them out! I think I'm going to have to do this BOM, just to see how it all turns out.

I also did this quiz, suggested by Fran. It quizes you on how many blocks you can name. I only got 43%. What's your score?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's a cold one!!!

Boy, is it cold here today! I volunteered to take the dog out this morning, since DH had hockey late last night. I nearly froze, even with my long underwear and wind pants on. I have a very active pup, and even he wanted to come back inside!

I took this picture out my side window (from inside) and it is beautiful out.

Here's a picture of the baby quilt I'm basting. I know the colours seem a bit weird for a baby quilt, but remember I was in pretty advanced labour while I was picking them. The blue fabric was really calling to me, and so I bought it, and searched around the store for coordinating prints. My nursery is green and yellow, so this will look alright in it. I bought some chocolate brown to use as the binding. I've decided to hand quilt it, so Babe might be waiting awhile for it.

I did some more work on the quilt for my mom's birthday and I'm not too happy with it. The fabric is pretty busy. I think I'm going to have to add in some solid black sashing to break it up a bit.

Sorry about the layout of this post...I can't seem to correct it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

First block

I just couldn't wait to get going on

the new quilt. I cut fabric today while we painted and sewed while my daughter helped DH to shovel the walk (because we got another huge dump of snow). So here's block #1. It's not been pressed, but I'm very excited about it. I'm not sure if I have enough of the black pattern to make all of the setting blocks. (see post below) I can't decide if I should just do as many as I can and then switch to black, or if I should do all setting blocks solid black. Help?

First 2009 quilt

Well here it is, my plan for my first 2009 quilt. I'm planning on making this "true blue" quilt from Time Crunch Quilts. I'm using this black and bright print instead of the white and brights for the stars, instead of just blue. I think this will make a great quilt for my mom's 60th. I started cutting yesterday while my daughter painted. I'm hoping to have it all cut by the weekend so I can start sewing by Sunday. I'm planning on hand quilting this and since my mom's birthday is in July, I should have enough time to get it done.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I've really missed reading my quilting blogs and spent the last hour or so catching up. I've got no pictures to show you...I haven't quilted in over a month. So I decided to make my quilting plans for 2009 instead:

1. I've been really interested in simple quilts lately, so I'd like to make at least one simple quilt this year. I'm thinking squares in green and baby blue for my daughter's 'big girl room'.

2. I'd like to give a gift quilt to my mom, who will celebrate her 60th birthday this year. I'm going to have to think about this one a lot. My mom really appreciates my quilts and always takes the time to admire them, so I'd like to make a really special one for her.

3. Small quilts/ wall hangings. I saw a few really beautiful ones over the holidays and would like to make some for my house.

Happy New Year!