Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Getting ready for baby

Yesterday my daughter stopped by work to visit me. Most of you know I work at a quilt while I worked, she shopped. I'm in the process of making her some burp pads for her baby boy...due in July. She picked out some of these fabrics from Moda Bartholo-meow's Reef. The backs will be plain white flannel...front will be one piece of fabric or patchwork...probably do a few of each.

Another purchase of hers was a pack of Block Frenzy fabrics. Each month and a half, we have a Block Frenzy drawing for 12" blocks. Winner takes ALL the blocks made!
 For every block you make, your name goes into the pot once. They have to be made from that months fabrics...this month it's April Showers. The little packs are five fabric about 8 or 9" square for 2.75.
I made two blocks and jenn will be making a couple. We hope to win all the blocks and make a cute sampler quilt. 
The one above is my first entry.

This is some of my scraps from making the blocks...have enough to make one more block...maybe a postage stamp block?
Anyone can matter where you live. Mail the 12" (finished size) to Hearts to Holly Quilt Shop to enter.

 Another project that got a little time today is my farmers wife quilt. Some of the setting blocks got finished so I added a couple of rows to my quilt....getting there ;)

Oh, so while I was taking pictures of my quilt, I thought I would take one of another project...but not of a quilty nature.

 Al painted the porch floor outside my sewing it's nice and clean and white...a perfect backdrop for my pictures. I don't think either of us realized that bonus.
Here's the first burp pad...never made one before so I'm just winging it on size, etc. The fabric is Storybook. There are adorable airplanes and clouds on it... Perfect for a little boy.

On the back I have the flannel and two "pockets" to catch large spit ups. Now to make a bunch more and maybe some Peepee Teepees. Anyone know of a good site for some free patterns for either of these?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Garage sale blocks

I had a garage sale last year after I cleaned out my sewing room. There were a few projects I had started but knew I'd never get around to finishing....this is one.

 I sold a bunch of these star blocks to a friend who then made more, sashed them up ..and wow...look how pretty! It's nice to see another of my UFOs finished up...even if not by me.....Nancy, can I have it back now?!

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Farmers Wife Blocks

Finished up two more Farmer's Wife blocks. I'm doing two different quilts with these. One will be all 30's reproductions with solids. The second will be Flower Sugar fabric from Lecien.
This one is Peace and Plenty #64.

This one is called Country Farm #23. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More farmers wife blocks

I finished up four more blocks for my Farmer's Wife quilt...three of them are here (missed getting a pic of the fourth one).
This first block, which is my favorite of the group and was the hardest, is called Silver Lane #79.

 This one is Night and Day #59.

And this last one is End of Day #30.
The one not pictured is Peace and Plenty #64. I'll try to upload a picture of that one tomorrow. One thing I'm finding with some of the blocks is that they work well as foundation pieced blocks. The one above, #30, and #59 are two that could be draw up in EQ. I printed off the foundation patterns for both....much easier and more accurate.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Making a diaper cake for Jenn's baby shower

This isn't my usual project but jenn's baby shower is coming up and a diaper cake was on my to-do list. They're really easy if you use rubberbands to hold all the diapers till you can get a bow around them. Jenn found this cute little stork at a party store....had to have it as a topper. She wants everything to be navy and white...and very simple. Nothing too over done. Our stork is as crazy as it gets.

So when is she due with our grandson?...sometime towards the end of July. Can't wait!!!

Finishing the baby's I-Spy quilt

I made the 64 block, stitched the rows together then finished the top but Jenn and I decided to make the quilt a bit bigger. It's 48&q...