Thursday, April 26, 2012

I won!!

I am super excited!  Amber, from A Little Bit Biased had a contest to name her new pattern.

I named the pattern "Square Dance" along with 2 other people.  Amber is sending us each a copy of her new pattern!  I can't wait to make it.  It is a great excuse to buy some charm packs!  Now to decide which charm pack to buy? I will be back soon to share more blocks and a fun challenge I put together for our local modern quilt guild.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Block + a few others

I finished my April block for the Half Square Triangle Quilt Along!  I sewed the first one backwards.  I actually know better with the number of pinwheel quilts I have made.  However, I was trying to work quickly and not paying close enough attention.  You may know how it is when you try to catch a few minutes here and there during brief naps or brief moments when my little guy lets me put him down. :)

I also finished 2 more of my farmer's wife blocks.  I just need to trim them a bit.  I was a little scared of trying to put together the "Birds in Air" block but I decided just to go for it.  I highly recommend this book for practice and for stretching your skills.

My daughter even completed her second one.  They look so cute together.  I think her scrappy different colored approach is going to look so much better than mine.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Farmer's Wife Progress

I have made a little progress on the Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks.  I have two more cut and partially pieced but I need to put it aside and get my April block done for the Half Square Triangle Quilt along.  Finding time these days is getting harder.  My sweet little boy is one that wants to be held all day.  I am soaking it up since I am sure he is my last baby.

The best thing is that I have a little partner for the quilt along.  My daughter has decided she wants to make a twin sized Farmer's Wife quilt. I have tried to convince her to do a doll quilt or a lap size but she is sure she wants to do one that fits her bed (she is about 7).  So over the next year we will be partners in crime.  She selects all of the colors, irons the fabric, and then sews them together.  I iron the seems open for her.  I am excited for her!  It is fun to see her working on these.  She is hand-stitching some and machine sewing others.  She is definitely better at hand-stitching right now (I just draw on the seam for her and she sews across it) but this will be great practice for her and really allow her to learn a ton!