Thursday, April 22, 2010
With The Help Of My Little Assistant... (Sew and Tell Friday!)
With the help of my little assistant, I finished another quilt this morning - and she even agreed to help me take the pictures! I think I need to get her in all my pics - she definitely enhances the quilts...........
I'm really please with the way this one came out - the pattern is inspired by a quilt created by John Adams, a/k/a Quilt Dad.
You can view his blog here and see his original pattern on The Moda Bake Shop website. I say mine was inspired by his because I used fabric I had on hand instead of buying the honey buns and charm packs as listed in his design. His way would definitely be easier, with a lot less cutting!
I also mentioned earlier this week that I was putting together bookshelves for my dining room to hopefully corral the sewing projects into something nicer than the plastic bins that are in there now. Funny thing - when I put the first one in place, Lilli took one look at it, and ran off to get a stack of books! She's definitely taken over one of the bookcases, which is okay, since her toys were getting kind of scattered. Now at least there's a place for her to put them. I've put my quilting books and magazines on mine, alongside Starbucks bags (I knew those things would be useful someday!) containing the fabric for future projects. Hopefully I'll come up with a "prettier" way to organize it, but for now at least it's not plastic bags and tubs! Although I see that Lilli's already started to rearrange the labels I put on the bags..... It's still a work in progress, although I hope it looks a lot better by the time my hubby gets home tonight. What a surprise that would be for him!!
Next on the to-do list is work on my super-sized shoe fly quilt, plus cutting out some more sudoku quilt kits. There are still at least two more quilts to make for the quilt ministry, but those are in the hands of two other sewers at the moment, so I think I'll take a little time to work on one for my daughter! It's been a busy week and promises to be a busy weekend, too, but hopefully I can squeeze in some quilting time...........
Hey, guys, go check out Sew and Tell Friday at amylouwho's blog - it's lots of fun!!