Here's some of what I did on the baby's quilt this last week.
I took my strip sets (5 1/2" strips sewn in groups of 3), and cut across the seam lines at 5 1/2",
I'm just going to sew 3 block sets together to create rows of 9 blocks. And I will have 12 rows. The finished block size is 5" so the quilt will end up 45" x 60" Which is perfect, since the crib size battings come in that size already! And it's big enough that she (who has yet to be named?!?! hello! I only have 3 1/2 more weeks!!!!) will be able to use it for a long time!
I just love this technique, because I certainly don't have the patience to cut out 108 - 5" squares and sew them all together. One. By. One.
Basically, I'm a cheater. Don't tell, okay?
These are some of the pieces of which I had more than just a fat quarter. They've been draped over the back of my chair for over a week calling to me. A bag? Crib dust ruffle? Sheets? Bumpers (what's the deal with bumpers anyway? Are we not supposed to use them anymore?)?
Hello, comfort zone! How are you doing?
Baby update: I started on my weekly appointments two weeks ago. Because of my history, I have to start those about 6-7 weeks before my due date. I get an ultrasound, a non-stress test and a visit with my doctor and/or his midwife (who I adore). So far everything is looking really great. She is already 6 pounds and we have an induction scheduled for the 29th of THIS MONTH. It's a Thursday. Maybe I can swing some pictures for my guest sew and teller that Friday. :)
So while I probably ought to be cleaning and getting my