Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday, so far

Emily hasn't been feeling well for the past couple of days. It's probably just from the immunization shots she received at her 1 year appointment a week ago, but just to be on the safe side, we skipped church today. I'd hate to find out it was something else after we'd been and she'd infected the ward. And it would just have been mean to her. Anyway, we watched lots of KBYU this morning and saw Uncle Mike in the crowd at a BYU devotional, hung out in our pajamas all day, and cut and pinned lots of fabric! I've finished cutting the fabric, and the first round of pinning is all done. Tomorrow I get to drag out the old sewing machine and get to work putting this all together. Yea! Here's what it all looks like so far, with much better colors than the last pictures.And, this is Nathan, dressed up like a fireman with his firetruck and his firetruck doggie. Yes, firemen do wear boots, but usually not their mom's knee-high ones.

Monday, September 21, 2009

And the winner is...

Option #1!This is the one I secretly wanted, and other than my parents, everyone else agreed too. Mom and dad, I do love you, and the square quilt goes to the next baby. Here are the specific fabrics I've picked out, and as soon as I wrap up blogging, putting away the groceries, tidying the house, and taking a nap, I get to start cutting. I'm getting very, very excited :)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

It's quilting time again :)

I'm finally caught up around the house, so of course, it's time to take on another project! I'm going to be making another quilt, this time for a new baby in the ward. I'm going to be using these fabrics from the Neptune collection by Tula Pink. You can see the entire collection here.
Now my big dilemna is what to do with this lovely fabric. I have two options between which I've been debating, and I'd love your opinions as to which way I should go.
Option #1 - 6 x 8" rectangles made with a center 2 x 4" strip with 2" sashing around. I'll be using white the same way this quilt does. Option #2 - 8 1/2" squares made with 4 1/2 " center squares with 2" sashing around. I'll be using white the same way this quilt does again.They're very similar, just a question of squares with a larger center or rectangles with a narrower center. Any thoughts? I'm excited to get started, but I just can't decide which way to go. Help!