Here I am treadling back in the basement...who would guess that the temp outside today would reach near 90 degrees?! So much for my willingness to sew outside!
Okay. So these are not BABY sized baby quilts..they are definitely going to fit these little guys until they are 7 or 8 years old by the looks of it!
But I like to think of a quilt as more than just something to wrap a newborn in. I’m thinking tummy time, play time and from-crib-to-big-boy-bed time and making-blanket-fort time.
It will be the heat of summer when these two little guys make their appearance ---it’s going to be far too hot for swaddling in quilts as it is.
I just hope they enjoy these for many years to come!
Green Version hanging off the deck railing!
Blue version on the deck floor.
As I stood there I envisioned a toddler playing on this quilt on the grass. Yes. It needs to be this big. Currently they measure 54” square. By the time I quilt and bind and wash…they will likely have shrunk another 2 to 3 inches in the process.
Just about RIGHT, I’d say! Babies grow way too fast for itty bitty baby quilts anyway!
Backing fabrics have been chosen, but the quilting will have to happen AFTER I return from Illinois.
Today was an odd day of errands mixed with a lot of “office” type stuff including dropping the vintage Morse machine off for a rewiring and overhaul, a bank run, a post office drop off, a salad at Wendy’s ((Okay, so I really do have a thing for their apple pecan chicken salad!)) and phone time discussing a future Western Caribbean cruise, Flyers for the German Christmas Market this December to be dropped off to me in Ottawa, IL tomorrow when I arrive ((Talk about door to door service!!))
My travel packet for the International Quilt Festival of Ireland has arrived….((Color me excitedly GREEN!))
I have had communication for a trip to the Kenai peninsula of Alaska coming up this August, which is a separate trip from the August Cruise TO Alaska from Seattle ((Yes, can you say crazy air miles?!))
And on top of everything I’ve been back and forth with my editor and my due dates for the next book have been moved up 3 months. ((ACCCKKK!!!))
And I purchased tickets to travel to Monroe, Louisiana at the end of June for a visit with the North Louisiana Quilters Guild!
When I told this to The Hubster..the only thing that came out of his mouth was…..DUCK DYNASTY!!!!! ((Oh, brother!!))
The desk work is not done. I’m spending the evening repacking the trunk show……removing some quilts, replacing them with the class quilts I’m teaching in Illinois, trying to keep everything at an even 50lbs per bag!
I’ll pack my class supplies, my clothes, print invoices, print boarding passes and…….off to bed I go.
At least it’s not a 6am flight….9am flight sounds BLISSFUL!
Have a good one, everyone!