Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Trying to get back in the groove

Ugh. More sickness! I swear, I'm cursed. And this time, the boy has got it too. :( Sufficit to say, I've not been very productive on the quilty front. But with the guild meeting coming up on Thursday, I had to get my groove on.

Here is this month's block exchange block:

PC's block
The fabric choices were left up to us. The instructions said that she preferred "a vintage look with reds, greens, browns, and beiges or off-whites." I had a lot of fun picking out fabrics for this block. I think they work together pretty well.

The only downside to this block is that I actually had to do some calculating. There were no cutting directions. The only instruction was that the four-patches and the half-square triangles should be 4.5" and then be put together to create an 8.5" block. Math with a head cold? Not my cup of tea, to be sure! But (despite the horribly askew picture) my block did end up the right size in the end.

Meanwhile, I also managed to get the binding on the "Little Sheep Quilt." It just needs a label and then will be ready to send off to the new baby! I haven't made the label yet, but the fact that the binding was done made me feel like I could go ahead and start on the next project:

coin quilt fabrics
These fabrics are going to be made into a "Stacked Coins Baby Quilt." (And oh, my gosh-- let me tell you, the Moda Bake Shop rocks! So many cool ideas there!) But instead of using a couple of charm packs, I went ahead and dug through my stash and created my own little stack o' 5" squares. I'll be using Kona cotton Snow for the sashing and borders.

Hopefully, I'll be able to start sewing on it soon. (The baby girl is due in a couple of weeks!)


  1. So sorry you are sick :( It has been the same here. Went to the doc and it ended up being allergies. Medication for the win! Anyhoo great job on the block while being sick. Also, can't wait to see the coin quilt. I really love them.

  2. The cot quilt is going to be yummy!
    Get better soon.

  3. So sorry you guys are sick again. That stinks!! Love those fabrics for you new quilt. Nice stash and I love the Moda Bake shop too.

  4. can't wait to see the stacked coin quilt ... i can't believe you're posting when you guys are so sick! hopefully it's a very short lived bug ... feel better soon!