Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hippity Hop

My friend, Janine, made this darling Buggy Barn Easter Bunny quilt and I got to put the binding on it. I was supposed to make one too but poor Viking wasn't available. Now I've got the pattern, the fabric and the Viking so I'll be working on mine this week. Of course, it won't be quilted in time for Easter this year. She still has to put little buttons down the fronts of each bunny. Janine loves Minke backs so and she found this wonderful bright pink with big polka dots for the back. Isn't it the cutest! What am I doing at the computer........when I could be sewing???

Happy Quilting! Lynda

Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Viking is home!!!

Yes, my Viking is home and I'm so excited. He's been gone for 6 weeks being repaired. But boy does he sound good now. No clunking, no whirring, no grinding.....just a sweet little hum. I've missed him so!My oldest daughter, Denise, has a friend who is having a baby boy......15 years after her last! A bit of a surprise. I've made her a cuddly warm little boy baby blanket to wrap around him. I used the mitered corner technique and it was so quick and easy. I think she'll like it.

I've also been working on a quiet book for Ellie. Nicky started it but finally gave it to me to see if I would be any faster at it than her......not much we are finding out! Now that my sewing machine is back I've worked on a few pages. The caterpillar snaps into place and the flower buttons. The shapes have magnets to hold them onto the page.
Then.......I have had this Halloween fabric sitting on my cutting mat ready to be sliced and sewn into blocks. So today I got 64 blocks sewn together. Now to the squaring up portion. Not my favorite part but oh so necessary!
It is so good to be back in my sewing room working on projects I've only been thinking about for the last few weeks. I'm also binding a quilt for Janine. It is for Easter and has the cutest Buggy Barn bunnies in Spring colors. My fabric is ready to cut and sew for my version but I don't think I'll get it made before Easter this year.

Happy Quilting! Lynda