Thursday, March 30, 2006

More progress

I finally got the baby quilt pressed now that I have a new iron (it's a $20 Black and Decker, Dona! that I actually got for $16!). Anyway -- this quilt was done scrappy, but some of the fabrics that I picked kinda bleed into the other ones - not enough contrast in those areas. But done is good! I traced some bunny, chick and duck cookie cutter shapes in the center of the green squares and quilted those (by machine). I hope the new mom will like it for her baby boy.


Today I had a doctor's appointment and then lunch with a friend - Olive Garden soup, salad and breadsticks -- that's our diet plan! Then came home and put the label on the Nickel pinwheel quilt that is finally finished. Forgot to take a picture, so that'll have to wait til tomorrow. And then, I managed to stitch some backing together, cut some batting, press, and pin baste my next project, which is another ufo, this one called "Argyle Sox" by Kansas Troubles. Hope to get that one finished in the next week or so.

Gratitudes

1. Lunch with Deb -- we can't always get together, so it always makes our lunches more special.

2. Accomplishing more than I had planned.

3. Leftovers for dinner -- no thinking.

4. It was an absolutely beautiful midwestern 65° spring day today.

12 comments :

tami said...

Gorgeous baby quilt. I'm sure both Mom and baby will love it.

ForestJane said...

Love the blues and greens in your baby quilt! How about a closeup of your cookie cutter quilting?

Dona said...

Joanne, you are so prolific in the quilt department. I like the baby quilt. My Friend and I always do the soup, salad, breadstix at Olive Garden when we go to town.

cher said...

good for you-another finish!

The Calico Cat said...

That is a GREAT baby boy quilt! I like the low contrast... It really has a watery look to it...

Sharon said...

What a darling little quilt - I'll bet the quilting just makes it darling!

Laurie Ann said...

That baby quilt is adorable. She will definately love it!

Samantha said...

the quilt is lovely- and hey, you had my favorite lunch!

Laurie said...

Joanne,
I'm sure the baby quilt will be a hit!!! It's gorgeous! I love how it blends together! And the quilt in the previous post is awesome as well!!!
Hugs
Laurie

Mary said...

I'm sure the Mom will love it - the colors are very soft looking.

Dawn said...

Oh I love it! What a beautiful baby quilt this is going to make! I think the colors and fabrics work perfect!

Shelina said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! Is this from the book Sweet and Simple Baby Quilts? I have this quilt on my to-do list. Even have the fabric purchased. I'm not sure what bleeding you are talking about - I thought it was supposed to look like that - I think I purposefully bought the fabric so it would blend.