Monday, February 25, 2008

More on quilts


I never meant for this to turn into a quilting blog. I assumed I would engage in many crafty-sewing activities and then share them here. But this is where it's headed, it appears. I am currently working on this quilt above for Sean (husband), hand piecing hexagons which will someday be something quilt-like, and participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew! quilt month. Maybe it's the weather and once spring appears I'll want to make skirts and cute handbags.

I was out of commission for so long last week that I need some time to catch up. I completely missed the last Sew, Mama, Sew! blocks. And I had planned on having many more blocks completed on Sean's quilt.

And, get this, I've now signed myself up to work on a Dear Jane quilt. (Huh? Wha??) Anina of Twiddletails is recruiting participants to sew along with her as she embarks on piecing a Dear Jane quilt. She even started a new blog for the occasion. The book to help guide me through this massive quilt should be delivered in a couple of days. And I'll be going to the fabric store this weekend to pick out some new fabric.

Sean has come to terms with his quilt being completed for NEXT winter...maybe.


And thank you to everyone who commented on my last, sickly post. I really appreciate it! I am feeling much better just still a bit tired.

9 comments:

Jackie said...

Very nice progress on Sean's quilt! I am glad you are feeling better.

Anina said...

Your husband's quilt is going to be a stunner.

amandajean said...

the quilt is looking great!

Jess said...

Hi Jen, thanks for stopping by my blog! I was too busy to take the leftover fabric to Goodwill this weekend - if you're still interested send me your address and I'll get a box in the mail!

bettyninja said...

At least you set realistic goals! The quilt looks great. I too am glad you are feeling better. That flu was a killer I tell you.

ivyarts said...

Jen, you've got the quilting addiction, best make peace with that and head to the fabric store. I always feel like quilting in the winter.

Mama Urchin said...

Ha, so you're one of Anina's victims? I'm really looking forward to seeing all those Dear Janes

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the blocks for your husband's quilt. The way that plaid is pieced with the dark solid is really striking.

(My husband has also been waiting patiently for me to finish a quilt for him.)

Joyce said...

I love this block. You'll do fine with the Baby Jane, just take it slow and one block at the time.