Sunday, January 27, 2013

Push It

My head is silly and I understand that.  Salt 'N' Pepa popped back into my brain again.  Babies are coming faster than I can make quilts.  Okay clearly people did give me plenty of notice but I seem to like last minute deadlines.  For all the new moms giving birth push it seems like a good song.

This has given me a chance to look at all the cute fabrics for little boys and girls recently and the designers are doing a great job.  With great fabrics to show off a simple design seemed like the way to go.  I googled simple baby quilts and this was the first image to pop up. It  is a quick and easy baby quilt  and super cute.

  I really did get this cut out, sewed together and quilted in one evening.  Getting the binding on took a little while.  Once I found this cute little stripe I got quite excited and the binding went on quite smoothly. 

You will see this pattern pop up a few more time.  This one is going to a sweet little boy that one of my friends gave birth to a couple of months ago.  Mom and baby are doing quite well.  

Happy Quilting

Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy New Year

Okay I'm late as always.  This year is going really well so far.  My New Years resolution included getting more sleep and I have been doing that.  I have been busy recently.  I am helping out as co program chair for the Indianapolis Quilt Guild.  I was a bit out of sorts for the first meeting but feel I will be much more prepared for the next ones.  Not that I will know all of the answers but I have been putting in lots of time learning about the coming speakers and their workshops.  There are some very exciting people joining us this year and I am really excited about all of them.
Mary Huey joined us for the first meeting and she really did inspire me.   I have been using fabric that has been sitting on my shelves for awhile and thinking of ways to rework some UFOs I may never finish.
As for sewing I did lots today.  The weather cooled down quite a bit and I thought I need a scarf.   I'm not sure how I ran across this blog the other day but I'm certainly glad I did.  Sew homegrown from Japan has this great pattern for an infinity scarf made with just 2 fat quarters.  I had fun putting this together and it went quite quickly.
That isn't a great photo but it really is a great scarf.  I still need to do the hand quilting and remove the gray basting stitches.  I can see making many of these as gifts.  

Here's some photos I took during the first lecture for the guild.  I was sitting in the very back of room at the workshop table.  So these photos don't show lots of detail.  I hope for the February meeting to move much closer to the stage during the lecture but we'll see how that works.  

Happy Quilting