Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Per Nina's request

Apparently I have been too slow in my posting! Sorry - the summer got away from me. Lots of traveling and the painting of bedrooms. And now school has started back up and I have been working on organizing two different fundraisers for two different schools. But I have been sewing in my spare minutes. Tonight I finally got pictures taken and now I can share them with you!

In July, I made another Schnibble. This one was for my sister. The pattern is called McGuffey. Another charm pack gone from the stash!

My mom and I also got the pleasure of having a sewing day while we were at their house. Since I had my Schnibbles Times Two book with me I decided to try the bigger version of Open Season. I love the flying geese. The flying geese were made from my mom's stash. I added to it when I got home. Another entirely stash quilt! I am starting to be able to tell a difference in the size of my stash! It feels good to be using it instead of just collecting.

This Christmas quilt was inspired by Nina! I started off making enough blocks for three table runners - one for me, my mom, and my sister. Then I changed my mind and decided I wanted another Christmas throw. So I am keeping it for myself!

My most recent finish is a baby quilt for a dear friend. She is expecting a baby girl in just a couple of weeks. She already has two boys and we are all excited that they are adding a girl to the family. Their request was for an old fashioned looking quilt. I went with a nine-patch alternated with solid blocks. The solid blocks are actually a daisy print - but it didn't show up too well in the picture. That's what happens when I take pictures with my iPhone instead of with hubby's nice Nikon! I love how the quilt turned out.

OK, Nines, is that enough of an update for you? I will try to do better!