Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Family Day...

I did not get to quilt this weekend again, but it's OK, because I got to go hang out with my niece and her kids.

We ate lunch, played at the park,




and we played at my sister's.


Liliah taking a picture of me taking a picture of her!


This is the little guy the Geko quilt is for.

This meant that once again, Sunday I spent getting laundry done, cleaning the house and getting groceries.  *sigh*

'Til we meet again little Geko quilt.....

Always, 

Gentrie

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Subtle hint???

Just a quick note this Wednesday......Piper has been packing around these for the past week or two.




Every time I put them away she goes and gets them.  Do you think she wants me to make a quilt with them?

Hint!  Hint!

Always,

Gentrie

Saturday, March 14, 2015

New Laptops and Progress

It has been a little bit since I last posted due to multiple factors. Daycare quitting, computer exploding....the list goes on.
 
Anyway, I had no way to post, but I did get to spend time with my little one for the week. Let me say, I am ready to go back to work.  LOL!  No really it was wonderful to spend the time with her I loved it!  *sigh* 
 
Today my wonderful husband bought me a new laptop.  I guess he got tired of me complaining.
 
Anyway, in bits and pieces and here and there I did accomplish a couple of projects this last week.  Piper's baby quilt is Dr. Seuss fabrics.  Since she has now graduated to a toddler bed I decided she needed a pillow case and a curtain to tie everything together and try to make everything hers.


 
Her new bed with her quilt and new pillow.  She had just strung out all her books off her shelf.
 
 

 
Her pillow case, I used this fabric to fussy cut the characters out for the center blocks and for the second border in her quilt.
 
 
Here is the simple curtain I made.  I noticed after I hung it that the diamond pattern in her quilt follows with this diamond pattern on this fabric. 
 
Of course her baby quilt was completed a few months ago but now it starting to look like Piper's room.
 
I also made a little progress on the great nephew's quilt. 
 

This is the first block of twelve done.  Sorry for the lighting, throws the colors a little off.
 
I didn't realize until after I started making it that the primary colors are orange and blue.  Bronco colors.......the daddy loves the Broncos.
 
I now have 2 blocks done.  PROGRESS!
 
It is back to the grind Monday though....
 
Always,
 
Gentrie

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Work Interferes Once Again!

I had to work Saturday this last weekend.

Translation:  I did not get to quilt at all.

Whenever i have to work a weekend Sunday ends up becoming my make up day to clean/groceries/laundry.......the list goes on.

I think most of you get my drift.

I did manage to get a little cutting done one night though.....



I got the center blocks cut which are 6-1/2" square.  That blue batik is the dark color in the pattern.  I have my little cheat sheet there listing what I have to cut for each fabric.

OMG, I love the little gecko guys....cute!

I do have to shrink this quilt down a row since I did not have enough gecko fabric to do 16 blocks.  That fabric is "Gecko I" from Timeless Treasures.

I figure not a big deal to find another batik to throw on another border.  Done...

I'll keep you posted as I go.  Tonight is parent teacher conferances, so probably won't get to it tonight *sigh*.

Always,

Gentrie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Little Victories

So I made progress on my Belated Baby Toddler Quilt.


The BIG obstacle was getting the table cleared off.  

I take little victories where I can get them......

Always,

Gentrie