Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
I ended up staying up last night until the blocks were all sewn together. This is the finished top. Of course I have to put the batting and the backing on, and quilt it, then put on the binding. I think it turned out really cute. I hope baby Drew enjoys his quilt.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here are the 36 squares needed to put together Britt's baby (Drew's) quilt. The next step is to square them off so they are all 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" blocks, then sew 4 of those into a main block, that will make them about 12 1/2" square.
After that I will make the quilt top. It's going pretty well. Erin and Tad like it! YAY! I'm really hoping to get the top done before we go to Hawaii next week. Then I can finish it up when we get back and mail it off to the new baby. Baby was born this week. His name is Drew Michael Bensman. I don't have a baby photo or I would post it.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Arriving in the mail today were three very cute fabrics. Erin has asked me to make her sister in law a baby quilt. I haven't picked out a pattern yet, but, I have a couple things in mind. And, though these will be the main fabrics, I will add either some batiks or solid colors. The monkey and frog fabric will be the front, and the "Noah's Ark" flannel will be the back.
I think this will be really cute when it's finished!
I will post some photos here of the progress. Can't put them on flickr, just in case some one sees it before she is supposed to! :)
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We want to put the plants in the divided spot that runs between the driveways. I have seen this plant growing in this area, I just don't know what it's called. We took the picture in Montana when we were on vacation a couple years ago. We thought it only grew there, then we got home and saw them here.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I've been working on a purse for my sister in law. I wanted this one to be "special" because she is special to me. She is the kind of person that when you need something, she practically knows it before you do, and is offering to help. I love that about her.
She has so many talents too. Decorating, flowers arranging, taking an ugly garage sale item and turning it into a treasure. These things are all very inspirational to me!
Paisley's are her favorites right now, so I picked this pink paisley with her in mind. Then I started out with the basic bag that I made for myself last time. Next I wanted a unique flap for the bag, so I made a quilt block.
I hope she will like it!