Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A bit slow in blogging...

I just cannot seem to get with the program....the trouble is not so much finding something to blog about as it is just getting it done. I wanted to show the blocks I am working on for a baby quilt...I have enough blocks made. And I actually picked out the fabric I want to use for the sashing but I haven't gotten it cut yet.
I am not sure how much like a baby quilt it will look, but it will still be fairly bright and cheerful and big enough to lay in the floor for a baby to lay on when it is first starting to roll around. And Lorelei liked laying on hers just to look around.

BTW, the bits of paper you see folded over on each block tells me where in the quilt that block belongs. I don't want two lions side by side, nor two monkeys, etc. Though it really wouldn't matter a lot because they are different views of the animals.
The fabric above is my latest acquisition...I bought it to make pajamas. I love just plain old cotton pj's, but could probably buy them cheaper than I make them...even with the good deals I get on fabric at Thousands of Bolts. I make them, though, for the sheer pleasure of sewing and finishing a project in one evening. Also, with these, I will have the scraps left over and can use them in quilts!

Then there is the other two pieces of fabric below...I bought them at the same time as I bought the above. The first piece, I loved, and if I had known it was as nice as it is, I would have bought more. But it is a brand of fabric that I have had some issues with...it being so thin I could see through. I did not want to buy much of it since I could not examine it.
The second piece is a reproduction piece will work well with all my Civil War fabrics I am collecting. Roger loves them, so I will be making another quilt for us sometime in the future.

10 comments:

EG Wow said...

I love the fabrics you choose. And you made me smile when you said you could use the left-over PJ fabric in quilts! That definitely makes the homemade PJs more frugal than the bought ones. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

gorgeous fabrics and designs! I love the colors! Sweet!

Jacob said...

You are soooo very creative. I'll look forward to seeing the baby quilt when it's complete!

Leedra said...

Talking about you can buy cheaper than sewing your pj's reminds me of what us knitters say when somebody ask about a sweater we actually bought..."I could have knit it for so much more!" Knitting ain't cheap. Love the quilt. Sunday we put Audrey down on the quilt I made for my own children 30 years ago. It still looks like new, but all the children and grandchildren have used it some. And now I tend to photograph the grandchildren when they are on it.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh you are just so talented, Rose... I'm envious that you can sew and quilt... I know how wonderful it feels just to finish a project... The one thing I know as I get older, is that I want to do the things I ENJOY... SO--you should also!!!!! I'm proud of you...

Gorgeous fabric.
Hugs,
Betsy

Susan said...

Love the bright colors instead of the usual 'baby' colors, and I am sure the baby will love it too. Great job!

don said...

It's interesting to see how you organize and plan your quilts. I can imagine the quandary produced with hundreds of possible choices.

Mary said...

I love the colorful baby quilt squares! Good job! I think a lot of color in baby quilts is great...they love color. You bought some great fabrics! I will have to try that site...I've looked at it before but not bought any. I buy locally as much as I can.

George said...

You've certainly been busy and are going to have some beautiful quilts when these are done.

Judy said...

You really make some nice quilts Rose. I love the colors you used.

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