Geez I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted! I’ve been busy taking a class on preparing taxes (even though I’m a CPA – company policy!)…I won’t bore you with the details. My grandmother had a quintuple bypass (open heart surgery) a week ago and is still in the hospital. I was fortunate to be able to use a buddy pass from my inlaws to fly home to Mississippi to see her for a few days. And in 6 hours I start a two day long “Policies and Procedures” class for the tax company.
I have a baby clothes quilt in the works – here is the mockup:
And I’ve also been cranking out some of Anna’s gathered clutches for Christmas presents! I so love her pattern.
What have you been up to?
Just a quick post to show you the finished baby clothes quilt I delivered Saturday! [Click on the pictures for a larger image.]
The little boy’s name is Brayden Saylor, which I put on the back. I used Elizabeth Hartman’s instructions for making the letters.
Click “keep reading” to see close-ups of the individual blocks. I’m linking up to Made by You Monday!
Here are the individual blocks:
This view almost makes binding enjoyable! Almost.
I’ve decided to start making lists for WIP Wednesday like some other people do. (And please forgive the iPhone pictures in this post!)
In Progress This Week
- Brayden’s baby clothes quilt – I’m delivering this on Saturday and I know Sarah (Brayden’s mom) has seen my blog before, so I don’t want to spoil the surprise. I will share the two “sneak peeks” I sent her yesterday:
- Mystery Quilt at Quilters Club of America – Directions are posted every Friday. Here are my fabric groupings:
Completed Projects Ready for Quilting
Completed Projects Ready for Binding
Ok I know it’s no longer Wednesday, but it was my birthday so I’m allowed a pass, right?
I’m in the home stretch of Brayden’s baby clothes quilt and wanted to show you a (really) rough draft of the top (sorry for the cell phone picture):
And a few letters I pieced for the back, spelling out his name:
I plan to have this done by Monday night, so I’ll post the completed quilt then.
Thanks for stopping by!
I have a new commissioned quilt in the works! This will be similar in idea to my first commissioned quilt. The little boy’s name is Brayden and look at the cute clothes I get to work with!
I’ve also made a gathered clutch using Anna’s tutorial…I’m addicted to these little bags! This one is for my mother-in-law Carole. I used fabrics from her stash since she’s a quilter also!
(Get it? Instead of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”?) I finally finished the baby clothes quilt today – this is quilt #3 for me!
I’m at laundromat washing the baby clothes quilt I finished the other day (but have not yet delivered) because it’s too big for my very basic washer & dryer. This will be my third quilt, but the first one that I’ve actually washed before delivering. Is it weird that I feel like it’s my baby and I keep peering through the little round window to make sure it’s ok?
I’m less than 6 hours from” delivering” (sorry, I love a good pun!) the baby clothes quilt I’ve had in the works – all that’s left is to attach the binding to the back and tack down a few sleeves and collars on the shirts. The details are in my original post about the quilt. I’m linking up to “W.i.P. Wednesday” to show these pictures (please forgive the quality of these pictures – I snapped them with my iPhone). Here’s the front:
And the back (all I did was add the hospital blanket to an already pieced and quilted comforter):
I’ll post the final pictures later today! Don’t forget to check out other projects people have added for W.i.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced – just click on the button below!
Today I whipped up a “bapron” using this tutorial on Jess’s blog Craftiness is Not Optional. So easy and very popular when my pregnant friend Kimberlee unwrapped it tonight at dinner!
I’m linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory – click on the button below to check out other people’s creations!