Last week I told you I was trying to decide what to do about a baby quilt for Kelli’s baby. I even asked for guesses on whether she’d have a boy or girl so I knew what type of quilt to make. We didn’t come up with any firm ideas so this is what I did….
I made a pile of “boyish” colored starter crumb blocks and I started an alphabet.
Plans are now that I’ll keep making “starter” pieces for crumb blocks and then let it sit. All of the blocks I’m making will have some kind of block in them…a churn dash
…a nine patch
It can be anything that mimics a regular block.
If Kelli has a boy, I’ll finish these up into a baby quilt for her. If not, then they will go into a Crumble Jumble quilt for Craig.
I really shouldn’t have started the letters, but what can I say. I was in the mood. I’ll admit, I really love making the letters. Worst case scenario, I save them for another baby quilt. That’s okay! There will be more babies in my life.
So next up…starting a baby quilt like these in pastel. I think I’ve decided that the letters will be purple. I don’t have many purple shirts so the letters will stand out nicely.
Here are my Geese on a String quilt pieces…they are slowly coming along.
Slowly they are growing and growing. I am so excited to get these together.
I put the last stitches in my Double Wedding Ring quilt this week too. So that’s a top. I need a backing for this. I think I might have to break my fabric diet and buy one. It would be my first quilt shop purchase for the year. That’s not terrible.
This REALLY-REALLY needs a good ironing.
I’m at loss to know if I’ll get much sewing done this week. As I write this, we are waiting for a call from the doctor to confirm that the surgery is on. Then we’ll be waiting for a call from the OR coordinator to confirm the time of surgery. If all goes as expected…surgery is tomorrow morning. He’ll be in the hospital most of the week. I’m not going to be there every day but some. In the evenings I’m not there I’ll be sewing. I’ll need the therapy. I’m so thankful that I have sewing for a hobby.