Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sew Sunday

I know I have been absent - not only from here, but also from sewing all together (thank you for asking!).  We had company for a week at Easter, and after that, I just was not feeling all that much like sitting down at my machine.  It happens.  Then when I  finally was ready to jump back in, Sully went all crazy town on me.  He had to go to the doctor and have a check up.  Turned out what I thought was bobbin tension was lint.  Lint.  A big pad of felted lint all up in there.  

Sew, here we are at Sew Sunday.  I have so many projects today to complete!  (yeah, due to lack of enthusiasm earlier in the week) Starting with these baby crib bumper pads I have almost finished, just one more pad to go.  This is the front and back of one bumper.

This was my first time making these, I made it more difficult than the directions by adding the quilted back to the bumper pads, I mean, I'm a quilter, we quilt stuff even if it isn't called for in the directions.  I misunderstood the ties, or maybe it was wishful thinking - Each pad required 4 ties, my original 12 only went half way.

Finished five bumper pads, the sixth one just needs to be put together, all the parts are made. These go out Monday to the Momma.  Quilt to follow for baby boy on the way.  And maybe a pillow.  And a crib skirt.  But that's it. 

I'll be working on bee blocks and postage stamp blocks today, as well as the one bumper.
Here is my low volume postage stamp quilt in progress.  It seems more 'low volume' in person that this photo appears.  I'm really liking this one, and I'm not sure where the finished quilt is headed.  

Here is updated photo of Stitch, who now needs his own quilt.  We put this one down because he would chew the carpet in this one spot, now he prefers to lounge on the quilt.  Smart bunny.  He is four months now, and goes to the bunny vet next week for some snipping.  Patch is the baby girl bunny, but I don't have a close up of her, you know girls, they need to be all prettified for their photos ( and also sitting still, which is hard for me to catch Patch doing).

I hope you will join in with your projects for Sew Sunday.

Keep Calm and Quilt On!


Needled Mom said...

The bumper pad looks awesome with the patchwork. Nice job!

Jan Baker said...

I have to keep making myself clean out my bobbin case. It seems like I try everything else first when my machine is acting up.

Colleen said...

I'm glad to see you back. I was just getting into Sew Sunday, and missed it last week.

I confess, I too have had the felted lint syndrome in my machine a time or two.

The crib bumpers look great. I agree, they needed to be quilted.

qwilltr said...

I finally did some quilting myself. I quilted a little on my 12 x 12 Orange Saturday and finished it today. It's awesome. Even my husband likes it which speaks volumes..heheehee. I'll post my pictures and blog about my accomplishments than link to your blog if I can figure out how!

carolaj3 said...

I have not sewn much either. I did get back some quilts from Nancy Buckley - they look great. I will sew the labels on and bind it. Sending it to a new baby and his big brother.

Dawn Lynn said...

agh! I LOVE the bumper pads.. please post a pic of the quilt!!!