Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Getting stuff ready

Those of you who follow me on twitter know that I'm expecting my 4th child at the end of August. We are very blessed to be having a little boy to add to our mix of 3 girls. We are so excited!! Yay! :)

The one thing my husband asked earlier in the pregnancy was for me to make the baby his or her own quilt. Basically, he wanted me to make the crib bedding instead of buying it from a store. I was thrilled! It's such a huge compliment for hubby to ask me to do that. So, I started searching for my favorite fabrics hoping the "perfect" one would jump out at me. I immediately fell in love with the Backyard Baby Collection by Patty Sloniger. I mean seriously! Look at those yummy fabrics!

Moving on... once I found out the baby was a boy I ordered fabric and also ordered the tumbler Go! Baby Die. I had been sitting on a Go! Baby since October, but didn't have any dies. To cut an already long story a little shorter here's the quilt I ended up making for baby K.

I also decided to attempt free motion quilting on this quilt. To me, straight lines just didn't give it the character that I wanted it to have. My attempt was not perfect, but it was fun and I enjoyed it! Here's a close up of my FMQ.
FMQ close up
I'm happy with how it turned out and I love that my little man will be wrapped in a quilt that I made. :) Also, this will be my last quilt sandwich I will be making while pregnant. I will continue to make tops, but I just cannot get on the floor and waller (southern to the bone). I attempted to pin baste on a table, but the back got all messed up. I ended up taking out the pins and carrying my design board outside and (with a mask) I spray basted it. That was nice and easy, but I do not like the kind of spray I got because it was too tacky. Yuck!

Anyways, I'm off to attempt to be productive! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Quilting!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thrifty Deal...I Think

Hiya!! I'm still alive and kickin'. (yay!) I'm starting to get back into some kind of new normalcy after everything that has happened. In fact, today I went by a Thrift store and they were having a 1/2 off everything sale. I ended up buying this-

Then, I noticed it came with this-
Supposedly works
I got to looking in the drawers and found this-
Intriguing, yes?!!
What are these? Looks like stitch selectors?
What ya think?? Pretty cool, huh? Would it make it even cooler if I said I got it for $40?! I'm mostly excited about the desk because I sew on a flimsy 4ft card table. Anyways, anyone know anything about this machine or what the donut thingies are? Eeeee!! Okay, I'm done squealing... have a great day!!


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