I have had Camie's square cut out since the second week of October. While I, like Sarah, haven't had or grown any babies I blame these guys (and my own stupidity) for my delay. Between those boys and a friend's baby who came early and who was owed a quilt I suddenly felt swamped with time sensitive sewing. (I'll post pics of the friend's quilt hopefully soon!) I panicked and I shifted gears.
Once I sat down to finish these squares this past weekend they were both so fun and easy. I think I'd psyched myself out that they would be far beyond my abilities (I have a habit of doing that) and so I didn't think I could bang them out. I'm sorry I made you wait because I'm such a wimp. Thank you Camie and Mardie for being so very patient with me. Here are both of your squares. I hope you like them!
I hope the fabrics and layout will work for you! So fun to see what I saw as your vision come together in my square. Hoping I saw it right!
And Mardie, I am so sorry for how symmetrical mine ended out. Apparently I'm a wimp AND boring! I tried so hard to make it something more unique, but I ended up boxing myself in and so I hope it's not too straight laced. I left the ugly edges for you to trim as per your instructions. I think mine is more 12 3/4 by 12 3/4.
Still super symmetrical at any angle. Sigh. I hope it's an awesome addition to your Christmas season!
Teriney whipped up this shiz on a moment's notice for a co-worker of her husband's baby shower. Husband was trying to make a chocolate cream pie and then he was trying to make some Boston Creams, but we lacked the ingredients to make almost anything substantial as far as a dessert was concerned. So, Teriney asked him, "How good of a friend is this?" "She's a good friend. We've tried jury trials together, she's plotted with me and she stands as a reference for me theoretically, were any job to actually decide to proceed to that point." Husband texted the friend to ask what colors were in the nursery. "Yellow walls, navy, khaki and brown."
That was at 8:30pm. The quilt was finished at 1:00 and it was bound the next morning.
Teriney had a thrilling tour of The Capitol Building with ARVA set for 11:00, so husband met her at The Capitol Building and he cut the extra strings off at his office.
The quilt was well received. They appeared to like it, and they said it was his first blanket.
I finally got Mardie's done. I always love a mosaic, I loved doing Emilee's last year! I blame my lateness on a little getaway to the States, then of course jet-lag. It really takes a good week to adjust.
I didn't use all of the prints you sent, Mardie. I hope that's okay....I'm enclosing the extra's.
And for November, Nicole's triangles. I CANNOT wait to see how this comes together!
I hope you're okay with the prints, they really made sense to me, but my sense might not make sense to you:)
This afternoon my kids entertained themselves so I took full advantage. It was a great block and fun to put together. The block is huge! Brilliant way to get a nice, big quilt. : ) I can't wait to see it when it is finished. -Camie