Thursday, May 31, 2007

Can I get it all done?

School ended last Thursday. For some reason I thought I had several weeks before I went on my trip. Wrong! Now I have five days to get a whole lot of stuff done! I have Nina's birthday quilt all quilted- it just needs to be bound.

I also quickly pieced a baby quilt. The shower is June 23rd - just a week after I get back from our trip. They are doing their nursery in Auburn Tigers theme. Well....... All of the Auburn fabric is pretty obnoxious. I was able to find some blue and orange ginghams. Both are tiny little checks. It really helped to soften the Auburn fabric.

These are the fabrics for the other baby quilt I have to make this summer. I think this is way too many fabrics for the pattern I am going to use - but I would rather have too many choices than not enough.

Last night, DD wanted to have a friend sleep over so I stayed up late supervising the chaos. I got the queen size quilt pinned on the machine. This is the quilt I am quilting for the owners of the local sewing center. She already had it pin basted and had sewn a few basting lines. I dissected the whole thing yesterday morning. She was out of Warm & Natural batting at her store so she had bought a batting at Walmart. It was yucky. Do you like that excellent description? Yesterday I went in and got some W&N from her to use instead. I am hoping to get started quilting on it today. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Here's to a productive day!


Sonja said...

Ugh for icky batting (yes, I know exactly what you mean). I'm a cotton snob and only use warm and natural. So soft and snuggly!
Happy quilting!

Leah S said...

Sarah, can you send me your email? the one @ didn't work for me.

Thanks! :)

Darcie said...

The baby quilt looks adorable...the Mom and Dad are going to love it! And those fabrics that you'll have in the works die for!!! Hope you have some leftovers for something for yourself!

atet said...

Oooh, love your blue and chocolate fabrics for the next baby quilt. They look so yummy!

And yes, yucky batting goes right up there with cruddy thread!

Bonnie said...

cute perfect baby quilt!!