Friday, November 12, 2010

Progress on That Girl . . . That Quilt Along

Not as far as I would like to be going into this next week on my That Quilt Along blocks; but, sometimes life just takes different turns.  The neutral fabric is as of this morning completed.  Sorry about the photo quality - my basement craft studio on a rainy day doesn't have the best light.

I love the way fabric looks when it piles up while chain stitching!

Here's where I had to stop earlier than I would have liked early this morning due to two little boys waking up early.  Mornings have been a bit messed up this week with the time change - oh, well.

A few toy blocks and I was able to get all the rest of the neutral sewn on and ironed!

I love this block below - mainly because it reminds me of a top my grandma made and wore all the time.  I loved that top.  As I was sewing I realized my fabric choices reminded me of denim and pearls.  It's hard to see in the photo but the blocks have a look like well worn denim and the textured Kona cotton looks like little pearls surrounding the block.  OK - maybe it's just me and working at the crack of dawn - but that's what I think of when I look at it now!

I ended up detouring my projects this week to finish up the Project Compassion (have to go to bottom of the post I linked to in order to read about the project) gifts for our church.  Then when we read our card on our Give Thanks Countdown Calendar I decided these would make great "show your teacher appreciation" gifts.

Clark had fun coloring the back with fabric markers to personalize the gift.

Grant badly wanted to help!

The boys and I are off to Grandma and Grandpa's to help with the tree farm today - so, I'd better go finish packing!


Tracy J said...

I love that fabric too - made a quilt out of it too! Looks like you are getting a good start on it. Your little helpers are too cute!

Anonymous said...

You're not alone! =) That's as far as I got as well...and my two are in school. =) You did awesome...and what cute little guys!

I love your give thanks gifts! Very creative.

Jennifer said...

Love the fabric you chose! Your quilt is going to be awesome!

Jennifer :)