Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Monday

Hi all!  I hope you had a great weekend.  They go so quickly don't they?  It seems it's Sunday night by the time I blink twice.

I did get a few things done over the weekend, including finishing up the quilt top for baby Izzy's blanket and two more star blocks for Oren's Star Wars quilt.

Izzy's quilt is a scrappy Trip Around the World but with a specific color theme.  Her nursery is light greens, pinks and dark browns so I chose fabrics with that in mind.  I'm not overly in love with it, but hopefully they will be.   I really think it should be one row wider to complete the design but I don't really want to make it that big.

I'm debating between an allover free-motion (one of my standards--either a stipple or a loopy design) or straight-line quilting along the diagonal.  I can't decide. If I was more in love with this design and wanted to invest the time I think a concentric circle or spiral following the diamonds the colors make might be neat.

For Oren I made a wonky star (this is a great tutorial if you've never made one and you definitely should) and an Evening Star.  So far, I love how they're coming together and Chris and Oren really like this one too. I have bent enough to agree to buy licensed Star Wars fabric for the back.  I know--Mom of the Year right here.  Every once in awhile I'll bend.  ;)

Sorry this picture is so fuzzy--maybe I should stand a little stiller when snapping???

Today I got my fabrics ready to start my triple-zip pouch for Debbie's 3ZAL.  In the two weeks she's hosted it, over 125 little pouches have been made and added to the flickr group.  I decided to use some old fabric from my Great-Grandmother's stash with some vintage flair for my main fabric choice.  While I dearly love my bright aquas, pinks and citrus colors, every once in awhile I love me some old primary colors too.  :)

I hope to get started on it tomorrow.  I'll let you know how it goes.

And I let Oren choose the next block for his quilt:  EQ calls it Starry Path.  I printed out the paper piecing templates and have fabrics chosen.  This was quite the pattern to put together--EQ will give you foundation paper piecing templates, but since it took up 4 sheets of paper I had to tape them together to cut them out and then remember how it all went together.  I'm hoping the actual piecing goes easier than getting the piecing ready.  ;)

Can you see all the notes I had to make to myself on this bad boy?  What color goes where and what pieces line up with each other.  Hopefully the sewing is easier.  ;)


  1. Love your not-so-scrappy trip! And can't wait to see your vintage pouch!

  2. I am loving all the stars you are making for Oren's quilt! That last one looks like a doozy!


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