Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Wow, has it really been over a week since I posted anything? Life's been pretty crazy since my Chicago trip a few weeks back. I've been working a lot -- even trying to get stuff done in the evenings and weekends -- preparing for a big event at work this week. Not too much time for blogging or picture taking, though I have been able to get a few things done:

  • No progress on AmandaJean's quilt-a-long, unfortunately. After several weeks of making several blocks per week, I've fallen behind. Need to work on weeks 5 and 6 -- hope to get to them before the end of the weekend.

  • Top, batting and backing are all ready for my ALQS quilt. Just need to take an evening to baste and quilt it. Hope to have that done by the weekend, too.

  • I made a little quilt for the 6"-12" Mini Quilt Swap over on Flickr. This was my first time making something so small. I think it looks good, but the other ones on the site are so amazing ... so I'm just wondering now if mine is up to par. Batting and backing are all ready for this one, too. I hope to have a picture soon.

  • I actually picked back up on the solid color quilt I blogged about a while back. I had put it away for awhile, but wanted to make some progress on it ... especially because the birthday boy who it's intended for already celebrated his birthday. Unfortunately, it seems I made some major miscalculations when cutting this one (several months ago), because I'm short several pieces. Looks like this lap quilt might be downgraded to a baby quilt because I'm missing so many blocks. Frustrating. Oh, and I think it will be a while before I make another quilt from this pattern. It's pretty work intensive ... and tedious.

  • Finally, I'm most excited about the progress I've made on one of the other birthday quilts I mentioned a few weeks back. Here are 4 pinwheels (my first stab at pinwheels) made from a Wee Play charm pack. I omitted anything floral because this is for a boy. The final quilt will be 4 across by 5 down, with 2 borders added. I love how this is coming out and I think I'm going to hate giving it away ... although I love the recipient to death and I am sure his mom will truly appreciate the gift, which makes it all worthwhile. I hope to wrap this one up after my two swap quilts are done.

Oh, and I just signed up for another swap. Somebody help me! This is the last one I'm going to sign up for for a while ... someone remind me of that down the road ...

P.S. Clancy's scheduled to arrive this Friday! We're getting reeeeealllly nervous.


  1. I know exactly what you mean about the swaps! I'm always afraid my partner will be disappointed, because all the other quilts look so amazing! Did you sign up for the doll quilt swap?
    You must be so excited about friday.. Clancy is a very lucky dog! And he doesn't even know it yet :-)

  2. I just found your blog from Sodeste : )

    I love a man who quilts ; ) Actually my dh is the one who taught me the basics of sewing. He always says that when we start having grandchildren, we will make them quilts together, he is dead serious!

  3. I get super nervous about swaps too! I enjoy the creating part but when it's finished and it's time to send it off I start to worry that it isn't good enough. I'm sure your mini quilt will be great!
    Good luck with Clancy! I bet your kids are so excited!

  4. I just love the fabrics you chose for your pinwheels...I bought the measuring tape fabric for a quilt for my boys, but I haven't worked up the nerve to cut it. I had to check out the "gentleman" quilter from the Four seasons swap...I like your blog!

  5. I just found your blog and love your work. You are definitely involved in quite a few swaps. It is always soooo tempting, but then you have to eventually say to yourself whoaaaa! But until that time comes, just have fun! Clancy is soooo adorable.

  6. Buy lots of paper towels! We went through six cases. My little Hoover spot cleaning machine has gotten quite a workout! N