Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The baby quilt that grew

I can't make small quilts, I try to, and then, and then they turn out HUGE! I had bought 6 fat quarters to make this quilt for Nikki, and then I added some white, and ended up with a big 45 x 55 baby quilt! At least she'll be able to use it for several years instead of one year right? :) I was able to sew this together over the weekend, and it was so fun! I spent several hours on it and was glad I did, I haven't been sewing a lot this month and it was good to do it again.

The fabrics we chose for this are just adorable. They have these tiny cherries on them, and some irredescent dots too. I think I might have to keep this quilt!

So, now that the top is done, I have made a bunch of little triangles to add all of the way around the border, and am trying to come up with how I want to quilt it. I have to get this done, babies don't wait around you know.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Shores of Hawk Run

I've been so boring lately, I am sorry! You know for the past month I've just relaxed. I don't have any exchanges to do anymore, and I've been focusing a lot on my kid's homework! So, not a lot to share very often. I did manage to finish another block on Shores last week. I really really really love this project. I started on a third block too!

My little sister Nikki is expecting a baby girl at the end of April (YAY!). She asked me to make her a baby quilt and bumper. I was happy to! I have never made a baby crib bumper before, so I was a little nervous, but it was very simple to do. I used minky fabric, so it is very soft. I like how it turned out. I used this tutorial for it if you need to make one.

Also, I am starting a baby quilt for her that matches, here is the beginning of that.

Curren has been learning subtraction, so homework has been taking up a lot of our evenings. He is improving every week with it, he'll get it down soon enough. Jessie got a haircut on Tuesday and it looked so cute, I had to share.