Saturday, March 29, 2014

End of March Wrap!

Wow.  Time flies!  Korben is already 5 months old!  This Grammy can't even believe it!!

My son and Korben in St. Patrick's day. 

This one is about a month old.  Little guy keeps rolling onto his tummy then he can't get back over!

This one is about a week old.  His other Gramma watches him during the day while his Mommy is work and she keeps us well supplied with pictures so we don't miss anything.  Isn't that grin infectious??

Okay, enough with the proud Grammy bit. LOL!!  Today I got quite a bit done in the sewing area since the Hubby had to work and I had the day to myself.  I finished a mini quilt top which I'll likely get quilted tomorrow so I can gift it to the person I made it for.

Then I started on the important project that I've had the stuff for since mid-November.  It took me a couple weeks to decide what to do and then I've just been slow getting it done but I worked steadily on it today and made a bit of progress.  I am going to try to finish by end of April but it is a Queen sized project so it might take me longer.  It is a memory quilt made of clothing.  I think I talked about it in an earlier post.  It is for my son's Grandfather-in-law, his Mom-in-law's Dad.

I started with this:

And I'm here now (though I haven't done the embroidery on the new blocks and you can see none of them are sewn to each other yet):

 My plan is to have flying geese going in that pattern like they are flying up the quilt as I add more rows.  This is a quilt as you go project and I have finally figured out the best way to sew the rows together so I'll likely get all of these embroidered and sewn into rows then attached to each other tomorrow.

In other news, I am still loving my new (not SO new anymore) job and I'm now in training to learn how to do other more complicated stuff, so that's good!

Hopefully I will be able to keep up a once a week post and show progress on this quilt.  I'm really excited about how it is coming along and I'm also excited to get the rest of the blocks from my Stash Bee hive mates from hive 4.  So far I've made 2 blocks, Sara made me a block that is twice the size I asked for so it will be my quilt center.  I got Heather's block and I've seen pictures for 2 more from Robin so I'm excited to get them and add the embellishments and get that one put together for my oldest since he has wanted a crazy quilt for ages.

I think that is about all from here for now.  I've been jumping around to a bunch of your quilting blogs and I'm a bit jealous that you all are getting so much done! 

Happy quilting!!


Michele said...

Nice to see that you've gotten some sewing in lately. And yes that is an adorable grin.

Little Penpen said...

Aw, your big boy is growing up!!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

oh my goodness, he's adorable!!