Saturday, April 17, 2010

Good grief.

I haven't written a blog post since January? Wow. I can't believe how time flies since I started my new job. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I want to do, not to mention what I have to do. Not that there ever were enough hours, but there are a whole lot less now. Funny how my "part-time" job has become more and more "full-time" as I've gone along. Still, I have squeezed in some sewing time here and there. It's almost a necessity when you're surrounded by fabric all day, talking to people who have fun, creative projects going on at their house. It's more than a little contagious.

So this is what I've been working on since... January. (Still can't believe it's been that long.)

A Noah's Ark Disappearing Nine-Patch baby quilt for a friend at our church, who recently had a beautiful baby girl...


With my first attempt at a pieced quilt back...




And another scrappy Fun with Bricks baby quilt for my husband's cousin, who recently had an adorable baby boy...


I used a coloring page as a pattern for the puppy applique (someone had to be responsible for all those paw prints on the border)...


A bag for my daughter (she picked out the fabrics and the McCall's pattern -- very cute pattern, but a real bugger to sew. Tons of gathering.)...


And yet another fleece blanket, this one for my mother-in-law's birthday (after the Great Fleece Blanket Binge of Christmas '09, I thought I'd never want to make another one -- but they do make a great gift, and making just one is actually fun)...


I have another major project in the works, though I don't want to spoil the surprise, so I'll save that one for another post (hopefully NOT in three more months). I've also been playing with my new chenille cutter on some flannel quilt blocks, so hope to have something finished there soon, too.

And since it happens to be Friday -- or at least it was Friday when I sat down at the computer -- I'm linking up to Sew & Tell Friday at Amylouwho's blog. Looking forward to seeing all the latest projects!

17 comments:

Karen said...

Great finishes. that puppy is way too cute.

Hollie said...

Wow Heather! Your projects are amazing!!

Leslie said...

these are great projects. i love that bag!!

P. said...

You've gotten a lot done! Nice quilts--especially like the little puppy dog applique. The bag looks great too. Hey, that fleece throw is kinda quilty looking!

Christy said...

Just like me - a million projects going at once! I especially love the puppy applique - so sweet!!!

Michelle said...

Despite your job, I'd say you've been quite productive! The baby quilts are so cute! The pieced back on the Noah's Ark quilt is just perfect. And what a pretty fleece blanket.

Jean said...

You have been a busy girl, good to see you back posting.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

Look at you go! You've got some amazing work!

Mary said...

That Noah's ark print is SO cute! I love that appliqued puppy too . . . adorable! And what a great idea to use a picture from a coloring book as your template.

Chris H said...

Wow you have been busy. I love the baby quilt ... can't wait to see what you are working on now.

Morgane said...

it is really no fun when life and work get in the way of creativity!
I agree with everybody, the puppy is a great touch!
I hope you get some more free time to quilt... it is so much fun!
thank you for visiting me
Happy quilting!

Jan said...

So glad you had time in your busy schedule to share your lovely projects!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, too!
Have a great week!

beth said...

wow!! you have been busy! Love those baby quilts! I bet the new mommies do to!

Rene' said...

You've been productive especially considering your busy schedule. Love all the projects you've made. Thanks for sharing!

manuela said...

Great projects - I'm in love with the puppy! Too cute.

em's scrapbag said...

You did a terrific job on the pieced border, love it! The puppy is adorable. And the bag is lovley.

sewtakeahike said...

I love your projects! Especially the first quilt. It's amazing how many ways you can put a nine patch together.