My favorite block

My favorite block
Spinning Snowball block

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bright Baby Quilt

Here's the baby quilt I finished last week.  I started it last June while I was in Ohio babysitting my great nephew and niece.  They went to the quilt store and helped me pick out the border and backing.  It turned out really bright!

They may join us (with their parents) in Florida this summer so maybe they'll help me pick out more fabric.  Christopher's mom told me that he has already made his first quilt - one of those you sew together and let the seams fray.  He's in 2nd grade this year and his grandma also sews a lot.

Michael Miller Clubhouse update

I finally got started on my Michael Miller Clubhouse projects this week. I missed the first two meetings because I was teaching Saturday School.  Last month I got all my pieces cut out at the meeting, but didn't have time to sew them as my husband was impatiently waiting to go see a movie. 

This week I cut out the pieces for months 1 and 2.  I chain pieced parts of the bonus for month 1 and the pieces for months 2 and 3.  Then I would take them to school and pin for the next step on my lunch hour.    I finished the Month 1 bonus pillowtop Monday and the center medallian and 4 corner stars from Month 1 on Wednesday.

Today I finished the Month 2 corner squares.  I still need to cut pieces for Months 2 and 3 bonus projects, and quilt the bonus pillow top.  I usually have 15 or 20 minutes before school in the morning too, where I can press a part or chain piece something.  Tonight I sewed the half square triangles for Month 3.