Tuesday, September 2, 2008

In the Groove

The Christmas quilt is mostly cut out, and I started to sew some pieces together.  The cutting is my least favorite part of sewing, so I feel like the quilt is mostly finished.  It is looking just as pretty as I had imagined, and I am having a lot of fun with it.            














Here is a close up picture of the part I started sewing.  I love how the small red blocks pop in the corners.   













I didn't want to spend $13 for the pattern, so I drew up my own.  As it is usually the case with things like this, it probably wasn't worth the time I spent on it.  At least it was fun.  I also got Jerome's attention.  He liked all the shapes and calculations I was doing, and thought I was really smart.  That was worth it.      




Here is a picture of Quinn for my mom.  He is ten months old now.  He pulls things off the table, opens drawers and cabinets for treasures, and loves to eat crumbs off the floor.  He routinely checks the bathrooms just to see if anyone had left the toilet lid open.  He gets lucky about once a week, which is enough to keep him coming back.  He also loves any cuddling up he can get from his siblings, and lives for any smiles he can get out of them.   

His hair is still quite a bit lighter in color than his siblings as you can see in the second picture.  

Well, that is it for now.          

8 comments:

Jacquie said...

this is cute...i really like the fabric. is it one line or a bunch you've collected? bet grandma is pretty proud! what a cutie.

twoplustwins said...

Marie,
the quilt is beautiful! I really love the red against the white. I can't wait to start some sewing projects but they will have to wait a bit.
Quinn is very cute and his hair IS quite a bit lighter. I hope the kids are enjoying school.
~Kim

Marie' said...

Jacquie,
The whole things is from Moda Winter.
Our quilting shop has it for $9.60/yard, but Z and S has it now for $7.19/yard.

http://zandsfabrics.com/winter.asp

Kim,
I was nervous about the red bleeding into the white, but it didn't do badly during the pre-wash and I think it is going to be ok. Did you finish the bag you were working on at the reunion? I can't wait to see how it shrinks.

Allison said...

Marie, the quilt looks AWESOME! If you want a little extra sewing time, we'd love to have the kids over to play.

Dawn said...

Marie - What a beautiful quilt! I love Moda fabrics, and you've put them together very nicely. Scott & I are jealous that you are back in Pullman. :)

Melissa said...

I love your talent for sewing. The quilt looks gorgeous. Quinn is darling. I miss him so much. I can't believe his birthday is coming up so soon. I love checking your blog. Andy gets lucky with the toilet sometimes too. He likes to drop my earings or whatever else he can find. I don't worry as long as it's been flushed.

Tine said...

What a sweetie! You Christmas-quilt is stunning! The red cornerstones do pop! It's going to be fantastic!

Marie' said...

Allison,
You are so sweet. I think it is our turn to have your kids over.

Dawn,
Moda always comes through, and you can count on their elegant colorways. I like Free Spirit, too, but I have to tone it down by mixing solids.

Melissa,
If I heard Quinn flush the toilet, I would worry all day what he could have flushed. That would not be good for my sanity.

Tine,
I saw your sushi! Yummmm!