Sunday, May 27, 2007

Another Baby Rails with Attitude

This is Baby Will's quilt (or as AJ calls him, "Willum")! I have the eight rows sewn vertically together -- it's taken two days to do that. This past week I got hit with Bill's cold, so that pretty much took care of 3 days this week -- I hate playing catchup! Anyway, I should be able to get it put together this week. As of today, I'm working on 5 different quilts at one time -- no wonder I can't focus. While working on this one today, I finally finished piecing my Twinklers quilt blocks using leaders and enders and started putting the blocks together leader/ender style while sewing the blocks together on Will's. Then, with 45 minutes left before I had to start dinner, I appliqued one heart for another baby quilt -- this one is for DD's DSIL, who is due the end of June with another girl. AJ and Wendy's first daughter, Marie are just 4 months apart so the cousins are quite close. And Will and "Beth" will hopefully only be 2 months apart.
Anyway -- making a scrappy nine-patch alternating with appliqued hearts for Beth.
And, my ongoing applique project is the Primitive Garden BOM, (although I still haven't finished the first block and #6 will be here soon). And, finally, I have the Pressed Memories quilt off the machine and the binding is on waiting to be sewn down still.

Speaking of the Pressed Memories quilt -- this is the one with all the crosshatching done on the longarm - this quilt marks the point at which I finally feel super comfortable with the longarm. It's been 5 months since I got it. I felt fairly comfortable doing pantographs and some freehand meandering, and even some marked borders, but learning to use the ruler doing the crosshatching was the turning point -- the point at which I really felt my machine was an extension of my arm/hand. I've been itching to load another quilt since I took that one off, but it was the last one I had a backing ready and the top all pressed, so I was forced to get busy piecing baby quilts. I really need to get them out of the way anyway, but I'll be planning the quilting on them soon!

Hope Everyone has a peaceful Memorial Day tomorrow.

Gratitudes:
I think my cold is on it's way out.
I'm thankful we only had a ton of limbs and a few trees down with the latest wind storm this week (at least none of them hit the house).
I did manage to finish weeding the sunny spots before I got sick.
We finally got some rain yesterday -- less than a half inch, but better than nothing.

12 comments :

Norma said...

I just love this baby quilt--including the name!

Shelina said...

This is a great quilt with a great name. I'm glad you are feeling better. You've been so busy - with so many quilts, yard work, taking care of storm damage. Hope you find more quilty time and the health to do it all.

Susan said...

The baby rails is so bright and cheerful. Babies love red. It's one of the first color cones that develops in the eye, supposedly.

5-6 months is about right for really feeling like you are boss of that monster machine. =)

Carol said...

I love that baby quilt...the red in it is just wonderful. Glad you're feeling better. Have a great Memorial Day.

Screen Door said...

Great baby quilt.Real cute. Glad you're feeling better. Summer colds are no fun. Hopeful I'll get to plant today...

anne bebbington said...

I do love this pattern of yours - in these colours too

Sharon said...

So happy to see this little quilt and know you are feeling better, too. I've been reading and trying to get caught up, but slow, slow, slow! Did I miss the name of the pattern - did you do pattern youself, or is it someone's?

Dawn said...

It is wonderful! I really love it! Oh I could use a few more days off!

Lucy said...

Ohh this is a fun quilt!

Laurie Ann said...

That is a great pattern!!! What fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey, JT! Love, love, love that baby quilt! Love those ferns poking through the steps also. So cute! You have a great day!

Robin from FlyLadyQuilters

Jeanne said...

I love this pattern!