Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Update on Projects

So I never seem to stay on task. As new projects pop up on pinterest, I am inspired to try to start making them....immediately!
Today I was on one of my favorite blogs, Cluck, Cluck, Sew, and found this little project. Couldn't pass it up. Deliciously cute!

via Cluck, Cluck, Sew

Besides, it was for a good cause that I was side tracking my project list to make this. A sweet friend of mine who is starting to sew was complaining about her pins being a mess, having no pin cushion. None at all!
When I found this, I knew I had to make her one using my left over crushed walnut shells. Mine isn't as cute perhaps, but still pretty my opinion.

In addition to this rabbit trail of a project, I have my scrap quilt all laid out and organized now. From here I just need to start sewing strips of squares together.
Here is my first attempt at laying it out.... ran out of room in my living room.

So today I moved the whole project to my church where I knew of a big room with great light and space to lay it out. Here is today's attempt and success in completing the lay out process.

Thanks to my new lovely friend Bethany for saving my preggo hips from all the bending over and crawling! She laid the whole thing out according to my instructions, and then picked it all back up. Happy sigh!
All I had to do was pick and place new squares to extend the quilt three more rows wide. Yeah, this project is nearing an end, finally.
Yet, already I'm being inspired by new quilt projects, which I can't in all good consciousness start before finishing my previous. I also can't justify the cost when I know that in reality I might not even start new said quilting project until well after baby boy arrives. Ugh, so for now I am left to just drool over jelly rolls and layer cakes.
Here are a few of my favorites currently - all via

Oh, also completed is a first round of burp cloths which I hadn't planned on posting about until after they were all given as gifts. Now, however, the first set has been given, so the preggo friends in my life already know what to expect. Here they are, took the pictures after they were wrapped and ready to be given, so you can't see the diamond quilted tops, but I think it added a nice touch to something that will be eventually covered in spit up and boogers.

Burp clothes - boy colors/neutrals. 
Although I am not in love with these fabrics (flannel), I bought what I felt was cost effective and boy/neutral, since most of us preggos are having boys.
My consolation for making such a practical choice in fabrics is that these are a practical type gift.
Spitting up babies and the mommies doing the catching, don't really care what it looks like as long as it is super absorbant and washes well. These probably won't make it into the 'keepsake' category, but they are absorbant and will wash well. Another happy sigh.

So that is about it. What I have been doing....

Note: I do not do tutorials on most of my stuff, because seriously, what is the point. I get most of my ideas from online tutorials, and so why pretend I've reinvented the wheel.
If I do complete a project via an online tutorial, I always try to post the link with it. If I have failed to do so on a project you are interested in, please let me know and I'd be happy to provide the link.
Happy crafting fellow crafters.

1 comment:

abbie said...

What a fun update! I love that pin holder you made and your quilt is pretty too!