Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Most Productive Week I've Had in Ages

It came as a complete and total shock to realize how much I can get done when I've got two or three hours to spend at the sewing machine.

This is Saturday morning -- a pin-basted quilt and freshly wound bobbins, in a color that I'd probably never ever need for any other quilt I plan on making. But the thread, supposedly good stuff, came in a sampler with the purchase of my sewing machine and I'm happily using it.

Wednesday, I was up in Salem quilting a bigger quilt on Mom's longarm. Thursday I was quilting a baby quilt here on my Janome....

Please don't remind me how quickly the holidays are looming -- I've got some projects to play with before I realize that I should be counting down!

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 11 1/4 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 28 3/4 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 102 3/4 yards
Net Added for 2014: 74 yards

Yarn Used this Week:  400 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 7075 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 4210 yards
Net Used for 2014: 2865 yards

This post is linked to Patchwork Times.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Washtubs & Bubbles

This week, it's been bath time embroidery. 

I don't know if this guy will wind up in the  finished quilt or not, but he was too silly to resist.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {11/21/14}

For the first time in months, I've got a baby quilt of my own to show off. Meet Levi! All of the details can be found here.

Last week, Dee Dee linked up to pictures of her 48th, 49th and 50th baby quilts for the year. Woohoo!

Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet Levi!

Most of my baby quilts start with the question "What if?"

This time, I was wondering what would happen if I took that pieced border that I'm loving so much from Jo's Chocolate covered Cherries pattern and made a two color baby quilt. I used 2 1/2" cut squares instead of the 2" squares the pattern calls for and left out the alternate blocks.

I couldn't be happier with the results!

The solid blue is from a sheet that we bought for Teenage Daughter's Halloween costume after she'd stolen one sheet from my stash and decided that one was too purply. This one was almost the right shade....but not as good as another stash sheet that I'd set aside to back her brother's quilt.  The backing is one of the lovely baby prints that Mary Ellen sent me earlier this year.

For more finishes, check out Sew Much AdoFinish it Up FridayCan I get a Whoop Whoop?,  and Freedom FridaysWonderful at Home, Make it Monday and Inspired Friday.
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