Sunday, August 1, 2010
Man o Man. Where has the time gone? I feel like I am not living up to my craft goals here. I am catching up though. But the thing is I'm making a lot of quilts and those take a whole heck of a longer time then other crafts do. Since something sad is happening
next month oh! this month I took some leave from work(sorta) and have been able to go on vacation with Neil and just stop stressing so much. Ive also been able to sew! Hoooooooray! I finished a baby quilt for my friend Bentley. She's due to have a baby girl at the beginning of September, although I think were hoping shes goes sooner than that so baby and daddy can meet. She requested no pink but I think she trusted me that I wasn't going to make something with "baby puke colors" as I like to refer to them. I'm not really a fan of light colors when it comes to anything except maybe the paint color.. and even then.. probably not.
I tried the zigzag pattern again using the tutorial at A Quilt is Nice. Its the same pattern from baby Christopher's quilt I just followed the directions this time. Except I messed up a little can you tell where? I think it works still.
It was a lot of fun and the fabric cutting went relatively quickly. I used some of my favorite fabrics and some of my more random stuff but I love the color combos and the fabrics and how they work together. I even used some of my Nicey Jane stash. I love me some Nicey Jane.
For all my binding instructions and help I have used Crazy Mom Quilts tutorial. Its pretty much the best I have found. So very helpful. I had the easiest time with the binding here. I think after.. 5 quilts I'm finally starting to get it. YAY!
I was also able to finish
and start my blocks for May, June and July for the Fresh Comfort Bee. Just in time for August! I feel horrible for being so late on them. But they are done now.
This last block was my absolute favorite pattern I have done with the bee so far. I think I might make a quilt doing these squares too!
I also loved her fabric choices. These are for her daughter. What a lucky little girl she is!!
Last night after I was done with my bee blocks I started my very own Christmas quilt. Ill be using this pattern from Crazy Mom quilts(I like her, have you noticed?) Im using 12 Days of Christmas by Moda. Ill end up needing 4 more charm packs. Its going to be quite a pricey quilt but it IS for me so its worth it. :) I don't think Ill quilt it because I dont think my machine can handle it so that saves in timing. :)