Ok, So where have I been? Doing lots of stuff- but most importantly, finishing the boys' lap quilts I told you about last fall. I had these machine quilted and got them back right before Thanksgiving, right before we moved. So in February I finally pulled them out and did the binding on them. I LOOOVE them! Even more after I washed them and they got that old-fashioned puckery sweetness and even more because they are my first quilts!! You can see more photos here.
I decided that I wanted to make them each a lap quilt using charm squares. The one on the left is Cody's and was pretty much my "if it ain't broke don't fix it" version of this quilt from Monica aka Happy Zombie (using Cherries Jubilee by American Jane). I was a little intimidated for my second quilt but it went together so easily. The directions from BHG Quilts and More were awesome!! I will definitely make this one again. The one on the right is Jack's (using Peas and Carrots by American Jane). I got inspiration from this pattern from Acorn Quilts. Since it was for a boy I left the applique off, then the white part was too stark so I improvised the borders, similar to Cody's quilt.
With that behind me I was itching to get some new fabric and this is what I came home with last Friday!! Yummy. This is Swell from Urban Chick. Love the retro feel to this line and the colors.
Chirs took the boys to Iowa for a guys getaway to see his parents and I opted to stay home and have some girl time. They left this moring about 5:45 and arrived about an hour ago. I ran some errands this morning and plan to mostly hole up and sew. I can hardly stand it! So many options when I have 4 days alone and want to do 8 million things! The possibilities are endless. So, with that I leave you. I am off next door to watch The Kite Runner with mom and dad. Mom and I read the book- Great Book!!- and have been eagerly awaiting the movie!
OK, I have some other quilty goodness to share with you this weekend! Stay tuned. I mean it this time!