Thursday, August 11, 2011

What I'm doing...

So Summer is coming to a least, by the school calendar it is. So much of the states are broiling, that it's hard to tell. LOL.

Whether you home school like I do, or your kids are in public or private school. Now is the time everyone is getting ready to get back into the routine. Does that mean less sewing time for you? Or more?

For me, I have to juggle the schooling of the kids. So I actually get less time to sew in the Winter months. But as it's so important to give yourself some "ME" time, I make sure I take some sewing time most days.

I finally got these gorgeous Anne Kellie fabrics, and some solids to go with them. This is going to be a baby quilt for my best friends first Grandchild. I got this fabric from Lola Pink. I highly suggest this fabric store. Fast, curtious service! And great prices.

These are SO CUTE! I can't wait to cut into them. The first block I will be doing is the monkey wrench (I think a better name would be monkey TAIL. LOL)...of course! The nursery is going to be decked out in jungle fun, so a monkey quilt fits the bill.

Now I know, most people will say "what a minute, that is snails trail, not monkey wrench". I saw this block here, and that is what she calls it.

Here is a snails trail block. That I got here.

Can you see the subtle difference?

The snails trail block consists of a 4-patch, with THREE layers of squares after it. Whereas the monkey wrench consists of a 4-patch, with FOUR layers of squares after it. Pretty neat, huh?!

So, I am going with this monkey wrench, not the other monkey wrench pattern out there.

I also have some batting, so am going to be doing my hexagon quilt-as-you-go table runner next week. Has any else done some of these hexagon place mats?

I also have all three of my quilt along blocks done. I'm doing this quilt along over at RidgeTopQuilts. You're welcome to come over and do it too. We'll be putting this blocks together next week.

Not to mention the rows for our row robin swap I'm doing on the forum. And getting ready to quilt my first Aunty quilt.

So it looks like I have plenty to keep me about you? What are you working on?

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

kidsrn said...

yep, we will be getting ready for school this next week as well, going thru uniforms, seeing what still fits and what needs new. dd has informed me there are several items she would like me to make for her, clothing wise. my available sewing time really wont change as i work the same hours summer and winter. i have finished the corner blocks for the quilt along and will be starting the 3rd pieces. what i am having trouble figuring out is what design to quilt it with? how do you decide?
no quilt tonite, need to hem some slacks for a friend.
catch ya later sis