Monday, May 12, 2008

Quilt Block Progress

Over the past week or so I have been working on my baby quilt blocks. Here is the progress so far.
I did this rattle (above) and the bottle (below) last Tuesday during American Idol and Hell's Kitchen.
Then, this afternoon, I decided that I needed to stop procrastinating. While Marshy-marsh ran around asking "Where sa ball? Mama where sa ball?" and playing with his toys, I got the applique pieces cut out and fused to the block fabric.
I did the duckie during the Simpsons. It didn't take very long. Probably because I only needed to use three different colors of thread.
Then, during Bones (which was very good, and I can't wait until the Season Finale next week!!) I finished the bear block.
His eyes ended up a little smaller than I had envisioned, but have you noticed how a lot of stuffed animals sometimes have a lot smaller eyes?
I have a couple more blocks left to do. Three, to be exact. The major problem that I am running into is that I want to use Marshy-marsh's hands and feet as the template for two of the blocks, but he won't let me! I guess the pen tickles his hand when I try to trace it because I couldn't get him to sit still and stop laughing long enough to trace one finger!
I bought the rest of my quilt top fabric today. It is so cute! I'm really excited. Now I just have to figure out exactly how wide I want the sashing and outer borders to be. I'm really excited at how well these blocks have come together. I was a little nervous at first. Probably because I hate wasting fabric and didn't want it to not turn out. Well, here's to hoping that everything else goes as well as it has so far!


Cheryl said...

This is turning out so cute! The bear is my favorite :) I wish I lived in Utah so you could help me be crafty like you!

p.s. I never knew you were adopted!

Neil said...

What a darling quilt. Can't wait to see it finished. Cute fabrics. MUM