Sunday, November 18, 2018

Very Pink-ish

So, I've finished the quilt top.  I mis-calculated how many blocks each strip would make.  I made 15 strips and only needed 10 and decided to use only the candy fabric.  Here are the blocks cut up and laid out.  


I wasn't sure if I was going to use the pink stripe for the border, but after laying it out and putting the bright pink for the binding (and taking this picture), I decided that I like it.


I hope she likes pink .. this is a very, very pink quilt.




I'm going to get the backing together tomorrow night (pink elephants) and piece the batting and hopefully pin it as well.  That way when we get back from Arizona, I can quilt it.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A New Project

Started a new project today.  A baby girl quilt.  I've been thinking about what to do for a while and hadn't come up with any ideas. I was showing a friend my blog and came across the following quilt ..


from May of 2011.  I wasn't sure about the dimensions and how much fabric so I looked in my notebook .. and there it was -- the drawings of it.  unfortunately no dimensions.  I ended up winging it.  I was impressed that it was actually in the notebook.  Anyway,  here's the plan.


 I got some new fabric. and sewed some strips together. 




..tomorrow I'll cut the blocks and hopefully start sewing them together.

I also got some nutcrackers today.  I really like them.




Thursday, November 15, 2018

200,000 and counting ...

So, my odometer turned 200,000 this weekend .. I do think it's time for a new one.


and I missed yet another birthday.  My husband's birthday was a little over a week ago ...


here he is with his birthday donut!

Week 37 : Sept 9 to Sept 15

    Sept 9 - mini coffee    Sept 10 -headed home         Sept 11 - diaper cake     Sept 14 - the garage