Monday, April 18, 2011

Quilts, no baby

Well, being officially 5 days overdue is good for one thing and one thing only... getting quilts done. I much prefer to be snuggling with a tiny little person right now but sewing is a lovely distraction.

I was recently contacted by my NYC twin. Not really a twin but we are living parallel lives. She has two girls and was due with her 3rd baby the day after I was due with my 3rd. Except she actually HAD her baby and I'm still waiting. Did I mention I'm still waiting to give birth?

Anyway she wanted a special quilt to accomodate a family of 5 for picnics and such. So we came up with this. It came together really fast and with lots of love. Because when you feel a special connection to the person you're making it for, you just want it to be perfect. Just waiting on the label and then attach the binding and then it's off to baby Brody.

My other current project is a rag quilt for little girl who is about to turn 1. This is one creative family!

Lots of pictures and messages of love. It only makes me feel bad that I haven't done anything nearly as meaningful for my own children. Someday, my loves! Thankfully I have very imaginative and creative clients that give me lots of inspiration.

Well I guess I'm signing off until baby comes. It will come. That's what they tell me, no one has been pregnant forever. Until then have a blessed Easter season. He has risen! He has risen indeed! Hallelujah!

Friday, April 8, 2011

A winner! has chosen #4, The Knapps, for the CSN Giveaway. Double congratulations to you as you commented on a baby on the way!! Hooray! I'll be sending you an email with the info.

Speaking of babies, I HOPEFULLY will be also joining the baby club (again) soon. Due date is approaching and we are all a-twitter here. Well, mostly just me and hubs.

I am so tickled I got to make some more Love pillow covers. Funny it was exactly a year ago that I did the tutorial with Amy Butler's Love fabric.

My oldest turned 5 (FIVE?!) this week. So no one told me teenage drama would start at 5. I'm going to keep blaming the no sleep situation and hope it will soon pass. However we did have a lovely time at the "birthday house" as she calls it. Being 39 weeks pregnant we kept it very low key. MIL brought pasta, I made some pulled pork BBQ and dad grilled out some chicken sausage brat things. I'm all for simple but nice.

AND I met my goal of completing this quilt before baby came. A sweety of a client commisssioned me to make this for her daughter's birthday on the same day as my daughters! Well I'll be... It did have silks in the front which did not survive the washing and drying process. Probably would have done ok if it were a regular quilt but as a rag quilt it did not work out. So I had to undo the entire - YES, I said entire - quilt to pull out the 17 silk squares. Substituted them with regular cotton fabric and we're back on track. The velvet is still on the back which I pray will wash well and last for lifetimes.

Congrats, The Knapps! Happy Birthday to my little girl and the velvet birthday girl! Blessings all around!