Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lions, Tigers & Turtles, X's 2!

Recently I had the pleasure of working with a couple of matching adorable quilts.  Must have been twins, ya think?  The green gingham-like borders were just the most perfect fabric to use with this panel.  Shirley requested the Cotton Candy stitching which in some spots resembles hearts.  Perfect stitching to grow with the babies.  Here's a couple of pictures....

When picking the quilting design for children's quilts I suggest that you keep in mind that these little people are going to grow up way to fast.  An adorable design for a baby quilt may make the quilt too "baby-ish" as the child grows up.  Also, you will want a fair amount of stitching. Enough that will withstand the repeated washings the quilt will endure but not too much that will make it as stiff as a board. 

I've seen snowmen, Santa, reindeer and snowflakes this pas weekend.  I've finished Karen's Christmas quilts and just have a couple of rows left on her HUGE brown one.  So Karen if you are reading I hope to ship by the end of the week. Finally managed to get my hands on some white W&N for a couple of other quilts and hope to ship those by the beginning of next week. 

Had a few days of down time last week, but not really.  Went on a quilting retreat and you know how that too much, sleep to little, laugh non-stop and re-connect with some fabulous gals.  My space mate (gal that sat behind me) was Deb Z and she was plugged into her IPod listening to her daughter.  This kid is unbelievable!! April's music is perfect for all generations.  Here's a link to her u-tube so you can take a listen...
Isn't she wonderful?  She has written all of her own lyrics, not sure if she
also did the music. 

Had a bit of excitement over the weekend as the hubs, you know the one who can do everything, broke a pipe from the water pump and we spent the rest of the day mopping up the water that came spewing out.  No Kidding - it was like a bad tv show comedy routine, only for real. 

Okay, for someone who had nothing to write about I sure have said enough.  Here's the link to the other blog for additional pictures of the adorable Lions, Tigers and Turtles quilt made by Shirley....

Have a wonderful rest of the week,
thank for checking in on me,

love to hear what you've got to say.................


Vesuviusmama said...

I agree about making quilts that will grow with the babies - those two certainly fit the bill! Nice job!

lisa said...

oh man! the pipe sounds like a pain....but one that sounds familiar....not with pipes but with everything else in the remodel dad is doing. boy oh boy! HAve a good week, I love hearing from you!

Talin's Corner said...

Love quilting retreats. It sounds like you had a lot of fun. So sorry to hear about the broken pipe. Hope nothing was damaged.

Terry said...

What sweet quilts! Sorry about the water pipe! I can just see the water spewing all over the place! Sounds like something that would happen here! LOL

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Love April Caspari's pretty. Thanks for the link.

I'm so glad to hear you had fun at the retreat. I know all about eating too much and sleeping too little...that happens to a lot of us :)

I'm sorry to hear about the flood. Good thing you can find some humor in the middle of the mess!