Monday, April 1, 2013

Baby Stuff 2

So to update, I have almost finished two blocks for my sister's babys' quilt and got a third mostly ready to put together when I realized that the horses legs were backwards.  So I redrew my pattern pieces and got everything sewed again.  And yes conundrum strikes again.  I had the piece for the top of the tree in the block ready to attach to the other portions.  Well, I went to put the block together and now I totally cannot find it.  Granted with my usual amount of chaos, I can still usually put my hand on what I am looking for. (My husband claims it is nothing short of a miracle and he might be right some days.)  Usually it is just that even though there is a method to my "madness," no one else understands my method.  Well, tonight I looked under my desk.  I looked where I had left it and all of the surrounding area.  I even looked under all of the other supplies I had right there for the other blocks.  NO such luck!  And of course everyone else was sleeping so I couldn't even ask if any one else had seen it.

So, I put that block to the side to deal with tomorrow.  So now I start working on the center block.  This will be a horses' head looking out of a stall door.  Well, I no sooner got most of the horse together when I realized I don't have enough for the horses' face.  Normally this would be a non-issue considering the amount of cloth I have stored in my daughter's closet.  It is even nice and accessible there, but this material did not come from my stash.  Shh, don't tell my husband I brought more material home!  He might have a coronary.  ;)  So now I am going to have to put off finishing the block until after I can raid my mom's stash again tomorrow.  I am really having fun doing the horses out of soft fuzzy material, but there are some complications when it doesn't come out of my stash. 

Those of you who know me are probably busting your sides laughing to think that I had to get More material to make this quilt.  In my defence, I am not spending money on it.  I am also getting it out of my mom's way since she has the scrap material from like 7 different people in those totes.  It was even a trip down memory lane because she had material in there for outfits that I made as a teenager.  Now before you panic I am only 35! 

So I didn't find any more of the brown moleskin in my mom's stash or mine, but I did find some grey that will work well.  The only drawback is that I now have to redraw 4 pieces so that I can use a different color on the horse.  So now to work.  Oh, and we found the piece I was missing, so I can put the summer block together, and my husband made no complaint about the fabric I brought in either.

Center block all put together

center detail
Now, I have my center block complete, but I am still having problems with the horse on the summer block.  I finally decided to toss the horse and start over.  I really didn't like the design of that block as well and this way I don't have to refigure it yet again.  I really don't know why the legs won't match up with the body.  I must have made a mistake somewhere, but after drawing the section with the legs twice and both times it was wrong, I figure that there must be a flaw in my design.  So I am borrowing some inspiration from elsewhere.  Thank you Lord for Pinterest!!!!!   I also made a decision about the blocks in between the seasonal blocks.  I am doing a very simple log cabin design in blues.

So the next post will finish up this quilting adventure.  It has been a lot of work and a lot of fun.  I will admit that I am almost sick of this quilt though.  It will be nice to work on something else for a change. 

I am sorry about the tardiness of this post but I have been dealing with some technical issues.  I hope that they are now resolved.


  1. That is gorgeous! I like the pattern the horse looks 3 dimensional! Thank you for sharing at The Creative Blog Hop! It is so nice to meet you Lois!

  2. Oh how fun, love the horse. Can't wait to see it all finished. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  4. One of my goals is to make a {super simple} quilt for my son's room instead of buying him a new comforter for his bed... definitely more personal that way. Although, I'm kind of nervous because I've *never* done anything like this before!

    Thanks so much for linking up with The Bliss Project last week. I do hope you'll join us again soon:

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