Monday, September 22, 2014

Another Baby Quilt

I just started working on another baby quilt but this one is very special - it is for our first great grandchild who will be born in January.  Just found out it's a BOY and his mother would like a nautical theme to go with his navy and white nursery.

First block - I found a better "water" fabric - notice the rick rack?
Partial blocks - I'm using paper piecing to get the sails just right

Idea came from this quilt found on Pinterest

I need to find some bright red/white/blue plaids - anyone know where to find some??  My LQS and JoAnn's don't seem to have any - always a great idea with an out of season/style fabric!  I shall continue to search...
Hope you are having a good sewing week and enjoying the change of seasons.  The maples up here are turning but still about 2-3 weeks until peak color.  Linking up with Judy and her DWM...
Happy Stitching,


Monday, September 8, 2014


Saturday was a sad day for the Big 10 and specifically for DH's alma mater Michigan.  I made this pillowcase for him on Sunday to bolster his spirits and perhaps sprinkle some good luck charms on the Wolverines!  The fabric was gifted by my BQFF Barb who knows how much DH loves his team.

Another project this week was block #9 in the Ooh Rah series (the beige part is the carpet - LOL) hosted by Quilters Newsletter.  This block is one of my favorites...the other 8 are shown below.
I think this will make a very attractive quilt for some deserving serviceman.
I've also been hand stitching the binding on my king size quilt - about 1/2 way around and about 200+ inches to go.
Hope you have a wonderful week full of happy stitching and no ripping!  Connecting up with Judy's Design Wall Monday where there are so many amazing ideas...
Have a good week,