Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Huge Update

I am really going to try to get back into the habit of blogging about my projects regularly.  Before I jump to that, there are several updates that need to be made.  The biggest update is that we are having a baby boy!  His name will be Collin and he is due on September 15, 2012.  We are very excited and can't wait for him to be here.  We have also moved.  We now live just south of the big city of Atlanta, GA.  I have been here for about a month and like it so far.

Since we moved, I have been sewing like crazy.  I finished a quilt that I started several years ago that will now belong to Collin.  I will share it when I get the binding on.  I also quilted and bound another quilt for a friend who is having a baby girl.

I saw this blog post on Make It and Love It, one of the first blogs I ever read, that made me want to help out.  She posted about how she was making a quilt for Downy Touch of Comfort-Quilts for Kids.  They send out kits and also accept quilts meeting certain requirements for children who are in the hospital.  It took a few weeks to receive my kit.  Here is my progress so far. 

They sent all the fabric and the backing.  The only thing they did not send that I would normally use is the binding.  I will try a new method that involves folding over an extra portion of the backing (which is red Mickey Mouse-cute!) since it needs to be zig-zag stitched on anyway. 

I am also making another quilt to send back with this quilt.  I have three identical quilts right now.  Two I hope will turn out differently.  They are made from an older jelly roll of Hullabaloo. 
I finished up a pillow project I started about a year and a half ago.  It is for my Nana, who taught me to quilt.  I was making an orange peel pillow and had started to applique all the pieces by hand.  I found this while cleaning out and decided to finish it up on the machine.  I added some borders and an envelope back and it was done!

I am about to sacrifice my sewing room to turn into the nursery.  I am sure I will find time to sew, just in a different room.  I have organized all my fabric again so that I can find it easily to get sewing later.  Here is a picture before I started sewing yesterday.
I've still got lots to finish before I lose my table.  I will be back at it today!