Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sidetracked by Cuteness

I didn't get much sewing done last week with this little cutie visiting. Mollie and her parents (Chris and Jamie) stayed in the Marine Corps guest room. She's wearing the onesie we bought her in Parris Island after Pete's boot camp graduation. The stuffed bulldog mascot is mine!

I finally put a label on her baby quilt. I had gifted it at the baby shower, so I wanted to wait until after she was born to add the label. I love how crinkly and soft and loved the quilt is! You can see the whole quilt there.

 I'm back to work this week on the wedding ring arcs. You're probably getting as sick of seeing these as I am! If I keep up the pace of 20 arcs per day, they will be done on Friday. That is my goal. 80 done, 80 to go.

In the past two weeks, I've finished 12 Farmer's Engineer's Wife blocks. They've been a nice break from wedding ring arcs. The variety is fun, but the piecing is challenging.

 I modified the flower in block 37 slightly to make it easier to paper piece. Four Winds finished about a half-inch too big! Apparently the 1/4" foot on the Featherweight is a little small.

37- Flower Pot, 38-Four Winds, 39-Freindship

 There were a lot of baskets in this batch. They are not my favorite to sew.

40-Friendship Block, 41-Friendship Star, 42- Fruit Basket

 I'm not happy with how dark Gentleman's Fancy is. Might need to remake that one.

43-Garden Path, 44-Gentleman's Fancy, 45-Grape Basket

Again, I modified Homemaker for easier paper piecing. Homeward Bound is on the dark side, too, but it made me think of Pete, so I used some scraps of a Marine camo print.

46-Hill & Valley, 47-Homemaker, 48-Homeward Bound

I think I'll prep another 12 blocks before I head up to the machine today. I'll print the paper piecing templates and cut out all the fabric for the next batch of blocks. Then I can grab a baggie and stitch a block when the mood strikes.


WoolenSails said...

It is hard to get anything with babies around, lol.
She is so cute in her onesie, love it.
I always thinking about labels when doing a baby quilt, I thought maybe if i just did the label and left two lines for the name and date and gave a fabric pen with it.


Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

awww! Super cute!

Nice progress, you're a rock star! :)

Carla said...

Cutie is right! I'd be snuggling instead if sewing. Your blocks are fabulous

Anonymous said...

Had to add some orange into that wedding ring didn't you!! Looks beautiful.

margaret said...

love all your blocks, it looks like you got plenty done with all those arcs etc inbetween baby worshipping, she is such a cutie, shame they grow up!