Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Block for Kati and a Few Other Things

I feel like it's been ages since I've done anything sewing-related over the last several weeks. I think it's because I'm down to the wire with this pregnancy and I am SO feeling it. My body is asking me, "What in the heck did you sign me up for?!" But on Saturday, the SLCMQG got together for a Sewing Saturday. I tackled this quilt block for Kati in the Sew Beautiful Bee. She asked for wonky log cabins with improv piecing. I did my best to channel my inner wonk, so I hope it works with her design. One thing I struggled with was the improv piecing…meaning I only did it once in this block with that FMF print. (Sorry Kati!)

Wonky log cabin block for Kati

I also made a string X block in oranges and grays for Leigh, but forgot to snap a photo of it before handing it over to her that day.

In other fabric news, I signed up for Kati’s Color Wheel Charm Swap (which I’m so excited about). My assigned colors are green and green-yellow. Here are the fabrics I picked.

Sea Kelp in Green from Going Coastal by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller

Green choice; Sea Kelp in Green from Going Coastal by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller

Itty Bitty Chairs in Grass from Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

I have a few more items on my to-make-before-baby-comes list and I’m pretty sure they won’t all get done. My daughter’s bed quilt needs to take top priority now that the bunk beds we ordered are here and I’m sure I won’t be able to finish a quilt of that size after the baby’s born. I also need to finish my Kona Solids Challenge quilt by next Thursday (gah! How did time fly so fast?!) and cut my fabrics for my month in our quilt guild bee. In order to do all this though, I need my body to stop screaming at me and just relax enough so I can get something done. Please send encouraging thoughts my way!


miamihoney said...

Hope that you are able to get it all done before the baby but don't push yourself too hard it will all get done eventually :) Love the green fabric with the chairs.

felicity said...

Love your wonky log cabin!

Good luck with your List (deserves an uppercase L!) but please remember to rest, too.

Debbie said...

great color-swap fabrics! Best wishes with baby!

Marg said...

I like your wonky block. Great choice of fabrics for the colour swap. Best wishes for the baby.

angela said...

Tell your body to suck it up and just get on with things - you'll be dragging it out of bed every night once the baby comes, so your body has it good right now ;)

Good luck with the final wait - it always seems the longest!

Denise said...

I would say that your inner wonk stepped up to the plate. I don't know how you do it all.

Elizabeth D. said...

Good luck getting things done, I'm sending well wishes your way!! Make sure to take some time for you, too :)


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