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!

2 comments:

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