My baby boy is finally healthy again. He got better just in time, so I could go to the sew in of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild this past Sunday. I had such a good time. I met a lot of very nice, very talented people. And in the four hours there I got a lot done. The quilt top of my postage stamps quilt for example. In the evening I also realized what a nice husband I have (okay, knew that before, just got proof for it once more). Because he did not once ask me why I had to sew in the evening as well, even though I had just done that in the middle of the day. Anyway, at the meeting I got the top done and in the evening at home I finished the back:
|I think I went a bit overboard with the pins...|
I choose a nice chocolate brown for the back, with a little patchwork in between. Now it just needs quilting, but I haven't made up my mind yet on how to quilt it.
I also realized that I have a serious problem. I mean, why finish a quilt when you can start another one? It's not that I have the postage stamps, a string quilt, the freebird log cabins and another baby quilt to finish. But there was lots of cutting and sewing, cutting and sewing some more going on yesterday evening. So first there was this:
And then came this:
Can you guess what that will be? Right, it's the beginning of a Merry go round quilt. When my mother in law came, she brought me a German quilting magazine by Burda. There are a ton on patterns in there, and one of them was the Merry go round by American Jane. I think the magazine was only 5 Euro or so, which is a steal. And since I still had two jelly rolls of Fandango by Kate Spain laying around, I thought I give it a try. So far, I'm loving the look of it. I guess I will only make it crib sized. And luckily, one of my friends is having a baby girl in September, so there's no need to worry about a gift any more!