Monday, March 22, 2010

Backs and Babies

I was all set to catch up with my blogging friends Saturday morning only to discover that our internet connection had been mysteriously disconnected. Just as mysteriously, by bedtime it had been re-established. Go figure. Of course it was too late by then for me to actually take advantage of it.

I have a picture for you of the pieced back for the birthday quilt:

I had to go out and buy batting but now I'm all set to baste the layers together (ugh). My plan is to tie this quilt but we all know how plans can change. ;- )

I have been puttering around, cutting scraps into patches and putting away leftover yardage. I even pulled some pieces from my stash to make pillowcases for Operation Pillowcase. This is an effort to make pillowcases for our military personnel serving overseas. I had a bit of a challenge in that the pieces I have that are big enough for a pillowcase tend to be too light in color or too juvenile. I think I have enough for four pillowcases at this point. Over on the OP blog there's a link to a video tutorial for making pillowcases that appears to be a much quicker and easier process than the directions I've used in the past. I'm looking forward to giving that technique a try.

My friend C~ made a great purchase recently at a going-out-of-business sale: 16 yards of this fun print:

She was williing to share her bounty; I now own about half of that yardage. Just for kicks I showed my new treasure to my DH. Turns out he really likes it! In a matter of minutes we decided I would use that print to back a new quilt for him and use selected skull and skeleton prints from my collection for the front. I haven't figured out yet what I'm going to do on the front but those are the kinds of puzzles I love to solve!

I've also had the opportunity to spend time with the granddaughters lately. The twins are doing very well. At six weeks old both weigh over 6 pounds and are 17.5" long. One is larger than her sister - always has been. Makes me wonder whether she always will be. It's beginning to look like they will not have the same hair either.

Awww...


6 comments:

Barbara C said...

Aww...thanks for showing pictures of the babies. They're so sweet. And thanks in advance for making pillowcases and spreading the word.

Dena said...

The babies are adorable. Lucky you! Guess I need to push myself back into my sewing studio. I have a lot of projects to work on, but I haven't had the time or initiative... March is a bad month for me as it's the month my son was killed four years ago.

Glad to hear the babies are growing and thanks for the picture.

Sharon said...

What sweet babies! Thanks for the photo.

I love that skull print....what a hoot! And how cool that your hubby likes it and actually planned a quilt around it.

I see the quilt back is full of furry friends. I'm sure your granddaughter will love snuggling with the quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Sweet, sweet baby girls!

Fun back and even more fun new quilt being pondered!

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

The babies are SO beautiful! And both sleeping at once...they are a miracle in so many ways. Darling!
My own pillowcase tute:
Make a Magic 'Burrito' Pillowcase

Lisa D. said...

I'm behind in my blog reading and just found this adorable pictures of your grandbabies! My twin boys were more than a pound apart at birth, and the larger one was a giant baby, but they just turned 13 and the smaller is taller than his twin (and me!) and outweighs his brother by a good 40 pounds.