Archive for October 2017

Been a Bit Busy Lately

10/25/2017

I’ve been making baby stuff, buying baby stuff, dreaming about baby stuff, etc. for a few months now.  In about 3 months, I’ll actually get to meet my new grandson.  I am beyond excited, thrilled and ecstatic.  I have a few things made and will post pictures after they are given to my daughter-in-law and son. I’ve also been getting a few things here and there, some of which I’ve already given them, and some that are stashed away for baby showers.

Two of the things I’ve given to them are some onesies a friend of mine made for him.  The little fellow moves a lot (like his father who is never still) and thus makes it difficult for the techs at the doctor’s office to get a good  sonogram of him so we’ve  nicknamed him Flash.  His father also posted on Facebook one day that he hopes his son will be a nerd (like there is any chance he won’t). So, I asked Amber if she could make a couple of specific onesies, and she did.

Baby onesies

When not obsessing over my grandson, I have been doing a bit of quilting.  I’m working on two quilt-alongs: a Christmas themed one and a paper-piecing one.

The Christmas one is called I Wish You A Merry Quilt-Along and has a series of blocks by various designers; one or two released each week for a total of twelve.  They are done in different techniques – applique, paper piecing, traditional piecing – and I thought it would give me the opportunity to hone some skills I’ve neglected. Well, I believe the group is on Block 9 now and I’ve gotten behind.  I only gave 4 blocks done.  I hope to catch up over the next couple of weeks.  Here are my blocks so far:

The second quilt-along is Rainbow Cascade designed by Jennifer Ofenstein at Sewhooked.com.  I am in love with this quilt.  It took me a while to get going with it, but I am now caught up and I think it is going to be stunning if I do say so myself!  The quilt will be 4 X 5 blocks (10″ blocks). Here’s what I have done so far:

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The next diagonal rows will be green, blue, purple, violet, red.

Meanwhile, I got a bit overwhelmed with the quilt-alongs and decided I needed to make something quick and easy so I made a quilt top from layer cakes (42 10″ cuts from a line of fabric).  This little quilt top came together in less than 2 days.  The quilt measures 51″ x 59″ before I add a border. It will either be a 5″ or 6″ border.  So here’s the quilt with no border:

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I sure do get a lot of shots of my long-suffering hubby’s hands and feet!

That’s it for now.