Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finish it up Week

Gettin' just a few things done! 
A table runner using a charm square pack of Authentic fabrics.  My new favorite "pattern" is the disappearing nine patch.  Here's a great tutorial  by Rachel Griffith that I've been using to make a few things.  It's super quick and easy and can be used many ways.    I'm not sure if this will stay here or be sent on to someone else!
The same method was used to put this little blankie together for the newest grandbaby.  I used some fat quarters from my stash, a bright yellow minkie backing and satin binding.  (I really dislike applying satin binding!  Any hints to make it easier are appreicated!)  Nothing fancy - but just a warm little blankie for a baby boy. Now to get it ready to mail.

I wasn't the only one finishing up projects.  B made this quilt for her MIL for Christmas last year (2008) but didn't get it back from the quilter until last spring.  With a new baby and working full time, finishing the binding on this big quilt was put on the back burner.  So she and the Peanut came over yesterday and with a little help from Grammie, we got it done. Even if she was being a little camera shy! It's a beautiful quilt and I'm sure MIL loves it.  I think she used Dandelion Girl fabrics. 
Two of my boys getting better acquainted!  Beamer used to hide every time the Peanut came to Grammie's but not any more.  He's still not sure how he feels about the competition but will put up with a few minutes of baby loving before he finds another spot to sleep.  One thing he does not like is when the Peanut cries. Luckily he's such a good baby that that doesn't happen too often! 

I've been finishing up a few other things plus starting several new projects.  I found the fabrics I was waiting for on Ebay and those purchases have arrived for another baby quilt.  Maybe some pics of that one next time.   My computer is making funny noises tonight so I'm getting nervous.  Hope you all have a great weekend and don't get the bad weather that they are predicting for some parts of the country. 

4 comments:

Erin said...

That's definitely my new favorite Peanut picture! Super cute!

Oh yeah, the quilts look nice too. ;)

Connie W said...

I hope the computer noises are nothing serious. I finally got my Sony back and it works, yippee.
Great looking quilt projects. Oh my, I've accomplished nearly nothing since the start of the year. Today is a sewing day, however, so perhaps I'll having something to show for my time. Happy Friday, Janet. :)

Michelle said...

I love the table topper, as I love green and black together. I also love the disappearing 9 patch pattern. Have used it several times now.

The peanut is getting big, and so cute! Get those hugs now, while you can!
be blessed,
Michelle

Thimbleanna said...

Love that authentic table runner -- very pretty! And what a cute picture with the kitty - don't you just wonder what the two of them are thinking???