Keeping myself occupied...

Well, baby girl still hasn't decided to grace us with her presence yet, despite being 6 days overdue.  I am trying not to watch the clock or worry about being induced by starting a few more projects!  
A few weeks ago I ordered a fat quarter bundle of AMH Little Folks voile from Fabricworm, and when it got here yesterday I said "what the hell" and decided to start another baby quilt.  

After a quick search on Flickr and a look through my inspiration file, I decided a simple patchwork would be best.  I modified that to a brick layout, with rectangles that will finish at 3" x 6", just because I figured there'd be a few less seams to sew and I wouldn't have to worry about my corners lining up.  I am going to do the same layout on the back, so the baby will be able to enjoy the voile softness at the same time as I am enjoying the beautiful colours on the front!  

Since the guest room has now become the nursery, I no longer have the extra bed to layout my blocks!  So I threw up a flannel sheet on the easel, over the latest painting for the nursery, and tried to make that work. 

Also, a few weeks ago I was inspired by Kristie's appliqué hoop, and so I decided to make a little mini quilt for the baby's room.  I used to sing this song to my little old yorkshire, who died almost two years ago.  I don't think she'd mind if I use it now for my daughter!

I had a lot of fun digging through my scraps to make this, and I really love hand-quilting... who knew.  I bought these adorable alphabet stamps in NYC last year on my honeymoon - I have been dying to use them!  

Another Kristy has also inspired me to start making her Modernized Disappearing 9 Patch blocks.  

I love this idea!  It looks like improv piecing with but without the fear of screwing up!  
I decided it was a great way to get the most mileage out of my one precious Echo layer cake, mixing it will a few Kona solids and some Essex linen in Natural for the negative space.  

So far I've just been making the blocks - I will decide later if it will be a couch quilt or maybe a bunch of pillow covers for the couch.  (Most of the blocks have more linen in them).

Ok well I guess I'll just keep sewing for now.  The waiting is really frustrating though, especially once you're past the due date!  Hopefully the next blog entry will have a picture of a brand new, pink baby!

1 comment

  1. I just found your blog via Kristy's blog - and I love so many of the things you've been making, especially the "confetti" quilt. I remember 23 years ago being 8 days late for my son's arrival (we didn't know he was a son at the time) so I can sympathize. Hopefully me being a new follower will bring you luck and you'll have your Olivia gazing into your eyes before midnight tonight! I've said a prayer for a quick, healthy delivery for you both! (Gorgeous wedding you had, too! Looks like it was lots of fun) Looking forward to more posts from you. Happy mommying!


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