Thursday, June 16, 2011


A quick post to share my latest accomplishment...
I finished the picnic quilt!!!
I backed this with a medium weight denim for durability, and at 5ft by 6ft its large enough for the whole family.
Don't ask me why I chose a cream colored sashing for a quilt that is sure to bear food and mud stains.
I love how it turned out anyhow.  An added bonus for me - I stuck to my plan and used only scraps for the blocks.

Since I have a tendency to start a quilt, then finish it a year later, this is quite a feat.  I started this quilt less than a month ago!  I am patting myself on the back; I am also smart enough to enjoy this brief stage of no demanding newborn, for soon I know that my sewing machine will sit quietly on the desk as I change, nurse, bounce, change, and nurse again and again.  Don't get me wrong - I am excited to meet this little girl, but I can wait until September to do so.

In the mean time, I have another sewing pattern for some girl's clothes and...

here's proof that we are out and active for the second time this week. 


  1. Your quilt turned out really well. That'll be exciting to have a baby girl in your family.

  2. Ok...I have been REALLY bad about keeping up with you. You're pregnant! So amazing! You're such a wonderful mama & that little girl will be one lucky baby. And your quilt is lovely. :)
    ~ Gina