It’s been a while

It seems of late that I haven’t had a lot of time where I sit on the couch and twiddle my thumbs. Between the kids and the running and the sewing and all that’s involved with feeding people, keeping them clean, trying to teach them right from wrong, more running and a TON more sewing, my poor little blog has been quite neglected.

I’m trying to figure out how to balance quilting and sewing for the kids and others. I’ve finally gotten this quilt basted and I’ve begun the quilting but it’s taking longer than I’d hoped:

I’ve also put this together for the Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road challenge. I do love this quilt and even love the quilting as it appears on the back. The binding isn’t my favorite and I’d almost like to redo it but won’t. Now I need to decide what to do with it (other than take a new picture, this picture is terrible)…

And then there’s getting ready for Valentine’s:

And spring:

And so much more. But I’m excited to have launched my Facebook page! Things are moving along, I just need 3 or 4 more hours in the day. At least.

Baby quilts – his, hers, and theirs

A friend of mine was training for a Team in Training marathon and she was holding a silent auction to raise some money. I completely randomly checked her site to see what she was auctioning off, and low-and-behold, there was FABRIC! So of course I bid on it and I WON! I won a beautiful fat quarter bundle of monaluna organic fabric from the Taali collection. These adorable prints are perfect for all babies with their whimsical cats, dogs, bikes, apples and sheep. When I received my fabric, the stack just screamed BABY to me and I couldn’t wait to cut into it. Fortunately for me, or you, I was able to make 2 quilts with the fabric. LOVE IT!

I wanted to keep the quilt in 100% organic but didn’t quite pull it off. This quilt is bound with organic fabric although the border and back are not. This quilt measures 27×35, has 100% cotton batting and is hand bound.

This quilt has NOT been machine washed and does not yet have its quilting squishiness. Please expect that the quilts change a bit in look and size when washed and takes on its “quilting” qualities. Machine wash cold on a gentle cycle, dry on a gentle cycle as well. If I had a little baby, I’d wrap him in this all winter long.