Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pics of my Nesting

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday and I decided to treat myself this year! Women should do that sometimes, don't you think? - especially on this momentous milestone I've reached:)

On Saturday, I ordered a quilt I've been wanting a lonnnnng time - if you have followed me you'll know I'm a big fan of Denyse Schmidt's What a Dish quilt. Love, love, love it! I ordered it in Ecru - yummy is all I can say! Can't wait. You can find a picture of it here.

On Monday, I ordered an Accuquilt Go fabric cutter. As you know, all of blogland has been having numerous giveaways, but unfortunately no luck if you can't win one, I bought one! I ended up choosing the 2 1/2 strip die, the circles and the rag quilt die. I know the strip die is going to come in very handy when it comes time to cut quilt bindings that's for sure!

Still waiting for baby to arrive here. I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our little one....will it be a boy or a girl? I'm not sure but I'm leaning towards a boy...of course little Miss G still thinks she's going to have a baby sister. All we care about is that the baby is healthy so a boy or girl makes no difference to us!

I'm still knitting up a storm..I'll post a few pics later as blogger isn't cooperating right now.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pics of Concentric Square Quilting

Concentric Square Quilting

I'm finally in the process of quilting my stepson's Drunk Love style quilt aka Denyse Schmidt. I knew I wanted the quilting to be concentric squares as it highlights the style of the quilt/blocks. I never imagined how much a "pain in the you know what" it would be! Stuffing your quilt through your machine at every turn of the square is difficult and time consuming. Again, love the effect but unless you're quilting with a long arm, it can take some time and a whole lot of patience to complete this on a home machine. I think if it were a baby quilt, it would be a lot easier! Maybe it's just that I'm a bit rushed as I'm about to give birth in two weeks and the patience factor has gone out the window:) Could be! I almost stopped and started stippling but I didn't - I'm going to stick with it! I like to try new things and I want it to look good.

Any tips/thoughts on how you quilt in concentric squares would be appreciated:) I'll post some pictures later today!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Reversible Baby Shoes

I love baby shoes...and this pattern came in really handy as I wanted shoes that had invisible seams and were reversible. My only caution is to make sure you do leave a big enough opening for turning as these wee little things are a bugger to squeeze through a small opening!!(read instructions!!) I learned the hard way-almost put me in labor-haha