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Friday, July 28, 2006

Awww :)

I just put Alex to bed for the night. I kept telling him to lay down and I was holding up his quilt. He kept laying his head down on it and I told him that I can't wrap his head up.

So I just handed it to Alex and told him to lay down. I was getting ready to close his bedroom door and looked back at him and he was laying down on his tummy with the blanket in his arms or underneath him. :)

Awww he loves the quilt I made him! :) My mom has been putting him to bed recently because she's staying with us while her house is finished and she said he likes to hold it when he goes to bed.

Next Quilt Project

I still have to finish quilting the Trip to the Country quilt but that is pretty close to being done. I've already bought the fabric for my next project. :) I've always wanted to do an Amish like quilt, just plain colors.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Trip to the Country Update

I finally have all the rows sewn. The top isn't completely sewn together yet but all the blocks are in their rows finally! I already know how I'm going to quilt it, I just have to get the rows all sewn together first. :)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

More Pics of Alex's Quilt

This is before I washed the marker off of it.

This is how the quilt looks after the marker was washed off and it was loved some by Alex. The outer border (green) was a bit darker before it was washed but it still looks nice. And the blue inner border stayed the same color from what I can tell.

Alex's Quilt

Alex is my one year old son. I made this quilt for him from extra 4" squares I had laying around and I used a pattern I really liked online. I need to take a finished picture but haven't had the chance yet.

In the sections where the 4 big squares meet I quilted a heart. I googled heart outline, found one I liked then cut it out and pinned it to a piece of cardboard. I then traced the design with a red crayola marker onto the fabric and quilted around the hearts then threw the whole thing in the wash and had no problems with the marker coming out. It came out on the first wash and the quilt looks beautiful.

Alex really seems to enjoy it!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Trip to the Country Update

I went through each row and figured out what I have to do to finish each row right now.

Row 1: Sew halves together
Row 2: Sew halves together
Row 3: Trim down blocks
Row 4: Stitch 2 block sets into row.
Row 5: Trim down blocks
Row 6: Stitch 2 block sets into rows.
Row 7: Stitch into block sets.
Row 8: Found row 8, stitch into block sets.
Row 9: Stitch into block sets, fix block 8.
Row 10: Stitch into block sets, fix block 1.

The weird thing about row 8 is that I have 8 squares. But if I looked right none of them go into row #8! So I have 8 blocks that are just sitting around that I'm not sure where they actually go.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Quilting Today

I currently have a Trip To The Country quilt in progress. I believe you can find the pattern on the RJR Fabrics site.

It's just a bunch of half square triangles sewn together into squares. It looks like a log cabin quilt but it's not.

I'll have to lay out what I have done later and take a pic. None of it is sewn into rows, I've just sewn some 2 squares together.