Sunday, January 30, 2011

whatcha' doin'?

That's become a common phrase in our home. Of course you have to say it just like Isabelle on Phineas and Ferb. Have you seen the rodeo segment with the song, "Izzy's got the frizzies" at the end? HILARIOUS!

So, we've been working on another cuddle quilt. This time it's for a B-0-Y. Not just any boy, our new grandson. Yep, Sean and his wife, Daniela, are expecting. Any minute now actually.

Daniela, STOP reading here or you'll spoil the surprise!

I'm using another Riley Blake line of fabric called "wheels".

Not only is it so darn cute--love the colors--but it's sounding like little baby boy Carter's name is going to be Carson. CARSon--fun, huh?

When I said "we" have been working on the quilt, I meant it. My little side kick, Elles, loves to play with the scraps and have her turn sewing some together. I love it.

I'm using the same brick pattern as the girl's quilts. It's so simple and I love how it shows each of the fabric patterns. I did make the blocks a tad bit larger for this one.

A couple tips I've learned from my seasoned quilting friends that have been very helpful:

Tip no. 1: {Marina} If you're working on a larger project (like a quilt), pre-wind a few bobbins so you don't have to stop in the middle of sewing to do it.

Tip no. 2: {Maggie} After you've laid out your quilt in the pattern you want, take a photo. If you lose your place or things get mixed up by accident, you can refer back to it. I've used this tip a lot more than I thought I would. I also pin my pieces for each row together and attach a post-it with the row number written on it.

Happy sewing! I'll share the finished quilt when it's done.

1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing as always! Your photos are fantastic and I can't wait to see the finished quilt.