Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mess no more!

Remember this?

Yesterday I got a surprise package from Mary.  She included a lovely Quilters World magazine (full of cute baby patterns!) and these awesome bags and rings for my floss!! I was so touched by her thoughtfulness!

So I spent a few hours yesterday sorting out the big mess.  I filled up all the baggies, sorted out the floss I had on cards, and got the rest of it separated and in a bag.  Now I need to go out and buy some more of these!
Its a million times better!!!

Thank you again Mary!  I'm continually amazed by the incredible people I've met.  Quilters are really the most wonderful people. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mr April

I love these blocks! They're so fun.  Here's Mr April:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Healthy Diet

These bad boys + Saltines were the food of the day.  Being pregnant is weird!

I'm still really tired so I'm still not getting much done.  I did finish up the table runner for my boss.  I LOVE this pattern by Rachel

And I finally finished up The General.  Its now happily on my bed. Not the best picture ever (I had to hide the mess around the bed!)

Now I'm working on the April Snowbound block.  He's so cute! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Binding, Red White and Blue, and Babies

Happy Easter!

Things have been pretty slow on the sewing front/keeping up with the blogs.  I've been so tired!  I'll catch up soon.  Its amazing when you're away from the blogs that they multiply like bunnies.

I finished up all the APQ swap blocks. Hooray! 

I bought some new fabric to make a table runner for my boss for a birthday present.  He makes furniture and does construction work as a hobby. He's often commented on wanting something quilted so I've deamed him quilt worthy.  I had a hard time picking out "manly" table runner fabric so I settled on a patriotic theme. I'm using Rachel's vintage ribbons recipe again.  Its a great pattern if you're looking for a quick runner! Here's the progress so far:

I've been slowly working on The General's binding.  I'm about half way done and trying not to spend too many hours sewing at a time.  I'll probably take this with me to my sew in night this Friday.  I need to finish this up soon- its getting to warm for my down comforter!

I've had fun perusing amazon and barnes and noble for baby sewing books. I've requested Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones and Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing for Baby: 24 Easy Projects for Newborns to Toddlers.  Such fun!! Does anyone have any other books suggestions?