Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
My older daughter Jerilyn hosted the shower and is also in the picture holding grandson Mason.
The other little guy belongs to one of Laura's friends. There were 2 other pregnant ladies there and 6 kids counting these.
She received lots of great gifts, including some other wonderful hand made items. Her grandmother-in-law made her receiving blankets. One of her friends made burp cloths, bibs, and nursing pads. Another embroidered a skating motif (for the Roller Dollz) on a T. And she got a couple of handmade blankets besides the one from me. A baby can never have too many blankets in my opinion.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Not the best picture today. The light is so grey since it is snowing outside.
But the herd of elephants is slowing growing. I also added a 1.5" border around each elephant so they will float in the block. Aren't they cute? I have a purple fabric, an orange fabric, and a green fabric set aside to add to the herd.
I have not decided yet just how many to make, but they will eventually have a home at my oldest daughter's house since she requested them.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
This free block pattern is from Milk and Honey Quilts blog.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Block 10 in the Fat Quarter Stars quiltalong is complete in both fabric lines. Another fun and simple block. this one was designed by Michelle Foster of the Quilting Gallery website. I really like the rounded effect that the block has.
In the Ellie II version, I cut the little corner on the bias because I just had to make the stripe look like it radiated out of the center like the sides did. It was so small however that it didn't stretch. I like the result.
The Terrain version gave me the first opportunity to use the fun purple fabric that is in the center. The geometric design seemed lost in most of the early blocks, but this center is 6.5" square, so it worked out perfectly.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The second one is just coming out of my stash and using black and white as the base, with a bright accent added for fun. This is more my usual taste and I am really liking this one too.
There is ONE more month in this sampler and that will add a "half" block to each row. I have my rows all pieced and ready to set in the last sections for both quilts. It's so exciting to see the end in sight. And I'll have TWO quilt tops finished!
It's funny how different the two quilts are turning out even though the pattern is the same. That is the magic of quilting, isn't it?