Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lucky Me and some progress

I won another giveaway! Wow, I'm not usually this lucky. Janet at Idaho Quilter was having a giveaway and I've heard so much about the magazine, "Artful Blogging", from my friend, Anne, that I knew I had to enter! I was thrilled when Janet emailed me to tell me I'd won. I understand that I will want to read it from cover to cover so I got my drink of choice and plan to plant myself in a comfy chair and not get up until I'm finished! Thanks Janet.
In other news I've been busy working on bumper pads and a bedskirt for my new baby grandboy (that doesn't even sound right. lol). Wow, I never realized how much work goes into bumper pads. Let's just say....if there's another baby after this....he/she will use these again!
Here they are in the crib we have here at our house.
That's the bedskirt draped over the railings. It's just a flat box pleated skirt. I'll get another picture of it when it's in it's home in Seattle.

Finally got caught up on Block 4 of "Jan Patek's Girl Gang".

And finished Block 5 too. If anyone out there is working on this and hasn't done Block 5 yet, make a note that there was an error in the cutting instructions of the log cabin background. It should be cut 12 1/2" x 10 1/2".


It feels good to know that finishing Block 5 of "Wool Garden" gets me caught up on that one too.

Here is what it's looking like so far. I'm really liking it!

I also wanted to send out a special thanks to Jodi and Sharon who mentioned my Fat Quarter bundles sale on their blogs. Thanks for your support girls. And thanks to all of you who helped me start de-cluttering. Bloggers are just the best!

22 comments:

Carol said...

You have been a busy, busy girl...love those bumper pads...what fun grand boy will have coming to grandma's. Love your Girl Gang blocks...and your wool basket blocks are wonderful!!!

Stephanie said...

You've been busy. Lots of grandbabies arriving this year from many bloggers. How terrific for you. Love your choice of fabrics for the crib.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Great cribset, what a lucky little boy:)

You certainly have been busy and I must say you are so talented:)
Have a great day,
Rondell

Quilt Hollow said...

....and there my wool baskets sit still packaged. My heart skipped a beat or two to see yours finished. You have been a busy gal!

Yvette said...

I just adore your wool garden!

Everything I see today is just wonderful. You must have been locked up in your sewing room.

Sue said...

Love your quilt blocks! The bumper pad and bedskirt are lovely! I have made bumper pads before and I agree that they are more work than one thinks.
Have a blessed week!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh LOVELY blocks! Everything is coming along nicely :o) And you pick all the same things I would love to work on! Which goes to show you have great taste,lol!

Candace said...

I love your fabrics for the bumpers, Anne! And I can see how much work with all the piping and wrestling of long pieces! Whew! You deserve a rest and a good read of your new magazine! Girl Gang and Wool Garden are looking wonderful! I've been scouring around everywhere adding to my wool stash - you are my inspiration!
Cheers!

Thimbleanna said...

That crib set is adorable! Are you going to make a crib set to keep at your house too? I remember my mom had plain bumpers in the crib that our babies slept in when we were visiting -- I'm thinking when I have grandkids I might have fun making a pretty set just for their visits!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I love your works in progress. I know what you mean when you talk about the bumper pads. I too have made them (a few different sets) and they are well worth the money to buy them FINISHED! Yours look great. Happy Sewing.

Kaaren said...

Looks like you've been one busy lady. I just love that Wool Garden quilt. Me and anything wool. I just swoon thinking about it!

Crispy said...

Hi Anne, I just did a tour of your blog and enjoyed every minute of it. I always enjoy looking at projects that I'm interested in but haven't started yet, like the Tisket BOM...I'm a great pattern collector LOL.

I'll be back....
Crispy

Wendy K said...

I think your bumper pads look great! Love your blocks, especially your wool baskets. x

C. C. said...

Very nice bumber pads! They are difficult to do! Fons and Porter did a show about them once and made it look terrifically easy...maybe that's why they have a show and I don't (just kidding!).

Good job on getting all of your blocks caught up! That always feels wonderful!

Have a nice day!

C. C.

Nadine said...

Good Girl! Now take a rest!

Linda said...

Hi Ann Just a note to say that I have reached my 50th post and I'm having a giveaway. Good Luck Linda

emma said...

your new grandboy, or whatever you are calling him these days, is very lucky to have a grammy to do this for him! so is his mommy! thanks, mama! xoxoxo

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW you've got a lot done over there. Good for you. Soooo did you get rid of all the bundles?? You know us fabric hounds out there? Can't pass up good sale.

Congrats on the win..............again!!!!! :-)

Carrie P. said...

Whoa! you have been very busy on some great looking projects.
Congrats on your magazine. I have seen it borders and sat down one day and read some of the articles just to see what it was all about. You will enjoy reading it.

Brenda said...

OMG! You are the bomb! If you keep this up you wont have any ufo's come Summer! Way to go!

Cindy said...

I just love pumpkins...still call the kids and the grandkids "punkin". Everyone always teases me about this...LOL..in a good way.

Anne, I'm going to try to search for the "Jan Patek's Girl Gang". If I cannot find a location to purchase it, may I ask for help?

Barbie Jo said...

Beautiful bumper pads! I got to make 2 sets for twin grandsons, you can imagine how much fun that was LOL!
Congratulations on your Grandson soon to be, what an exciting time!