And the something girly:
I wrote about it here --
But I got my little "If it's a Girl" quilt top done.
The pattern is Swoon by Thimble Blossoms (aka Camille Roskelley), and I used some Modern Meadow, City Weekend, Farmdale, Hideaway, Katie Jump Rope, DS Quilts, Meadowsweet, and Sunkissed for the fabrics.
It's really so sweet and pretty. The only bummer thing about it is that I didn't have enough of the Bella white, and added in some Kona, and it's a *slightly* different color. Oh well, I really wanted to finish it, and didn't want to wait for the mail to deliver more of the Bella white (for inquiring minds - I prefer using the Moda Bella solids to the Kona solids; I find the drape is nicer, and the weave seems a little tighter to me -- the Kona has such great colors though, that I still often use them).
Smart me, I made some extra HSTs while I was piecing the blocks from the trimmings, and I'm using them for a little pieced section of the backing. Our big sonogram is Friday, and though I'm 99% sure we're not finding out the gender, my husband was wavering a bit, and thinks we're having a boy (which so do I), so I wanted to make sure I got the girly quilt done (or at least made some good progress).
anyway - love this quilt (in progress)... and even had to add a sweet little detail to the sashing...
I've also started on my "If it's a boy" quilt (part 1)
Inspired by Amy, I bought some of Ann Kelle's Ready, Set, Go! and came up with a little design. The glitch though is that Steiger is in love with this fabric.
So I'm going to be making two of the same quilt. I think the little man will be in a toddler bed for a while before moving to a twin, so I'll have a couple matching quilts, if this second child is in fact a boy (as Daddy suspects).
I just drew up some simple block diagrams, so there is a variety of block designs. Here's my start.
And now - the request:
I've started quilting my niece's diamond quilt... and I just need a little motivation. Would you
mind sharing any? It'd be really nice to finish it up. :)
My other WIP is just over half-way done! 21 weeks tomorrow...
(Please, forgive the end of the day hair... it was 5:00 when I took this picture after all, and I'm standing on a toilet).
Lots of other projects going on... here's to getting them done soon!