Thursday, April 22, 2010

And of course

Me and my beautiful Nicole on Easter.

Baseball Boys

Three Amazing Boys! Hard to believe we will be adding one more soon!

The White Sox Baseball Jacob

The Cubs T-Ball Andrew
The Wanna Be Michael

Hard to say goodbye!

This is my first attempt at string piecing (see the center part). I absolutely adore how this turned out. Even if I do say so myself, it is even lovelier in person. I think it has to do with the fabrics - some old Ava Rose I have been saving for the perfect quilt - plus, all the pretty, sparkly white!

I hope it's new owner adores it!

Friday, April 16, 2010

What I couldn't reveal

I think I mentioned in a post the other day that I had completed another quilt that I couldn't show just yet. That's because it was a baby quilt that I was giving to one of my best friends at our joint baby shower. Well, we had our shower last weekend so now I can show you the quilt as well as share some details of our lovely shower.

I made this using Moda Blush fabric and patterned it after a quilt kit out there using the Moda Verna fabric. It was easy and fun to make I love the chocolate brown!

Kayse and I had a lovely shower given by two of our dearest friends, Michele and Robin (and Kayse too since it was at her house and she had to clean and decorate). The brunch was lovely and delicious. I am thankful my friends are such good cooks! Michele made the best egg dish and coffee cakes - yum!

Robin made an outstanding and beautiful and delicious cake for us! Look how precious!

And then of course how cute are these little "thrones" that Kayse set up for the two of us to perch ourselves on. She even bought us each a soft color coordinated minky blanket at Target!

It was a lovely morning. I felt so loved and honored by everyone's presence and by all the sweet gifts I was showered with. Thank you dear friends!

Well, the c-section is five weeks from today! It is hard to believe. This weekend we are going to focus on getting the nursery painted. Pictures will follow when it is all set up.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Nine Patch Quilt Top done!

Last May I joined a quilt along to make seven nine patches every week. It was started by a favorite quilter online. It was a lot of fun to make all the nine patches from fabrics in my scrap bin and on my shelf. It is truly a scrap quilt. And in many ways it is also a memory quilt since so many fabrics I have used on various projects over the years are included. Of course I finished all the blocks last June, but I am sure I got distracted with another project and I set them aside in a project drawer. Last week I completed another quilt (which I am not at liberty to show yet) and decided to pull out a work in progress. This was my choice. It was very easy to put together. If you look back at the original quilt along post, it shows the quilt with white sashing. I decided not to do sashing. In one way, it just seemed like a lot of work for me right now. But most of all, I was struck by how wonderfully colorful and fun it looked when I initially laid them out right next to each other. I really like mine much better this way. It is all done and hanging in my closet waiting to be quilted when I have more stamina and energy.