28 June 2011

What I've been doing while I haven't been blogging.

I finished up this quilt - baby quilt 3 of 6 for the year - last week.  It's for Scott's cousin who just had a new baby boy.  I couldn't get a really good picture but this should give you the idea.  It was a super easy  quilt that I found here.  Not super in love with fabric that I picked but it went with the bedding.  It just seems so dark. Maybe that'll help mask the inevitable things baby will end up adding. . .

The pattern ended up with all of these little half square triangles.  One night while waiting to fall asleep, I was plotting about what to do with the back when this idea came to me.  I'm pretty happy with it.  I was deliriously happy but in the wash, I had some raveling issues with the sail.  I think it can be fixed with a little hand stitching but it sure is a bummer.

And I cut my fabric for the Kaleidoscope quilt along.  This is for baby quilt 4 of 6.  I think it's going to be a cute one.  Just waiting on the next set of instructions that I think are coming on Thursday.

And then the start of another new project.  Hopefully this will be a finish by the end of the week.  This is supposed to be for my big trip in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!!!!  Oh hexagons.  I wish I knew how to quit you. . .

And then my three Farmer's Wife blocks and a fail.  Remember how I wanted to do four a week?  And remember how I said that I had to make 34 extra blocks to make this a king sized quilt?  I had this "brilliant" idea last week that I was come up with different blocks instead of duplicating what was already in the quilt.  34 blocks shouldn't be that hard to come up with in a year, right?  And I thought, hmmm, I'm doing a kaleidoscope quilt.  Maybe I can shrinky dink down the quilt block that I'm doing over there for this quilt.  So I did the math (obviously not my strong suit) and I reduced that pattern.  And I cut.  And I thought I came up with a pretty cute block (if you don't pay attention to how the points don't all line up in the center).  But it looked a little. . .  little.  I measured that baby and I have a 5" square.  5".  Which would finish at 4.5".  Probably not going to work with my 6.5" squares unless I put a border on it.  (There's a thought - if I can get past those wayward points.)  So for now, I'm calling it a fail.  We'll see if there is some life in that girl down the road.  Without further ado or explanation, here is my submission for the week -
11 Broken Dishes
12 Broken Sugar Bowl

13 Buckwheat
Fail (but isn't she cute anyway??)


  1. Matching points can be over-rated. Home from the first swim meet of the week. Only one more to go.

  2. So what you're saying is that I should just put a border on that baby and call her block #112??

  3. I love no 3 baby quilt. The colour are great together.

  4. Thanks Kylie! I love the fabrics individually. The combo is just a little darker than I'm used to but I'm trying. . . hard. . . to. . . stretch. . . . .