Monday, March 26, 2012

Almost done

Last week the grandparents came to visit from WV.  I let grandma have all the time she wanted with the boys while I got to sew.  It was so nice and much needed.  According to the definitions I have found on the web, I have a colicky baby.  It has been a bit rough to say the least.  I was thankful to get some time to myself while someone else tended to the little ones.  Another bonus of getting to sew was working on this!

I had bought a refurbished project Runway Brother off of ebay.  Never again!  It lasted a few months and then crapped out on me.  It could not be fixed so I had a great excuse to get this lovely.  I love it!  It comes with an extension table and lots of accessories.  It's nice and heavy too, not light and cheapo feeling.  I'm very happy with it so far.

So here are my last blocks finished up.

I was going to do 12 blocks but this thing is big enough!  Next up is sashing, and I just ordered batting, backing, and binding fabric today.  I am going to attempt to quilt it myself but I am not sure of the design yet.  I would really like to try the baptist fan design from this tutorial at Don't Call Me Betsy, but we'll see.
Here is the layout I have settled on.
It would have been nice to have more fussy cut centers, but working with a FQ bundle left no room for picky cutting.

Man, do I love this collection!


  1. Your blocks look lovely as does your final layout. Best of luck with the quilting, I for one was not game enough to tackle this one myself! Hope things settle down with bubs. Hugs xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous - I am so tempted to use my FQ bundle of Peacock Lane to make another Swoon!