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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A little bit of progress....

So three more blocks done on the Autumn quilt, I think I will have to add it to my list of "will be dones" for this year. To finish it to a lap size quilt it takes 24 blocks, and they say three jelly rolls but I am starting to think it will take more than that (or I will at least have to add in some fat quarters.
I learned a valuable lesson today while working on it, and want to pass it along to the rest of the quilting moms out there...


"DON'T SQUARE YOUR QUILT BLOCKS WHILE A TWO YEAR OLD IS CLINGING TO YOUR LEG SCREAMING ABOUT HOW HER SISTER WONT SHARE HER POLLY POCKETS WITH HER...YOUR BLOCKS WILL END UP COMPLETELY WONKY!"

Yes the second block from the left is now 1/2 inch shorter than it should be. I am hoping that I can somehow make up for it with my first block which is 1 inch bigger than it is supposed to be. Normally my girls play good together and I can fit in an hour of quilting after school/homework and dinner. But today my two year old decided to be well... two.

This is the bit I got done over the weekend on my Autumn cross stitch. I have almost finished the cornucopia, which I was not looking forward to doing in the first place. I am going to try and finish it tonight and get to work on the back stitching. Mr. Bluestar has been gone for a 3 week rafting trip down the Grand Canyon. While I worry about him (I bet it's COLD down there) it has been kind of nice getting some cross stitching done once the girls are in bed and watch whatever Netflix I want that I know he wouldn't like (Sex and the City season 1 tonight).

6 comments:

Tammy said...

Getting *anything* done with a two year old around is commendable, much less making gorgeous quilt blocks! They really are so pretty! And your stitching looks fantastic!

Sharlotte said...

The blocks are looking good Stephanie. If the get too far off.Don't throw them out.You can also use them to make a wonky log cabin quilt that Quilt Dad has on his site.Have you seen his site? quiltdad.com . It's fun watching his progress.Have a great day!

blue star stitcher said...

I love quilt dad's site too, his fabric choices are always so great!

Sharlotte said...

Walt the Malt is a hanging ornament.I didn't get him on the tree last year but can hardly wait until I can add him and other ornaments i will have done to this year's tree.

Siobhan said...

Your quilt blocks are BEAUTIFUL!! Lovely. Gorgeous stitching, too.

Sherri said...

Your stitchery is beautiful...and I love the part about not squaring up your blocks with the 2 year old!!!