Saturday, September 13, 2008

Done and ready to mail

This is probably the quickest little quilt I've ever done. One week start to finish. I had to add some white flannel to the backing piece Erin & Tad sent, as my top was slightly bigger. I have the quilt in the mailer and I will mail it on Monday.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Finished Top


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.
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

36 Squares


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.
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Monday, September 8, 2008

The first block finished

I had to adjust this pattern a little, because when I went to cut the pieces, they weren't big enough to allow for any monkeys to remain "whole"!

Suprisingly, all went pretty smoothly even with the adjustments.

Saturday, September 6, 2008


I ordered some tags for my purses and other projects a couple of weeks ago. They came in the mail today.
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Co-ordinating fabric

This is the fabric to help pull the print together for the baby quilt I'm about to start.
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Friday, September 5, 2008

A new project

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

Meet Sawyer


Sawyer Thomas Boszor, born September 3, 2008. Weighing in at 7lbs 5oz. He's my greatnephew.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The new house


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.
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Can you name this plant?

Mike and I want to plant this flower at our new house. Do any of you know what it's called?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Another Bag done

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!