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Monday, March 25, 2013

In reverse order........

I'll start out with what I did at night and then follow up with the afternoon sewing.  Five blocks made last night.  I had chosen the combinations the day before right after cutting a bunch of new pieces.
I didn't mix them in this time.  I just lined them up on the right hand side of the other 20 blocks.  I'll wait for the last 5 before I choose their final position in the quilt.
Yesterday afternoon I sewed neckbands on the 10 medium and large preemie gowns that were sewn at sewing circle 2 weeks ago.  I also cut out and constructed 6 of the extra small size gowns.
I also pieced the tops of 3 more little preemie quilts.  I didn't take time to press them yet.  I'll do that when I press the backings for them.
We were on the northern edge of the snow storm yesterday.  We just got enough to cover the ground.  It was above freezing so it melted off the streets and sidewalks.
 
 
 
 

15 comments:

HollyM said...

Wow, you sure accomplished a lot! I'm liking that quilt more and more. Love the combinations in the latest blocks!

Gene Black said...

Great way to spend a day when it is slushy outside. I never want to go out on those days.

Sewing Junkie said...

We got about 1.5 inches out of the snow storm. But we had so much wind again.
Your blocks are really coming together into a nice quilt. Chris

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you got a lot done. pretty birds in the snow I know you probably hope it is the last snow of winter - northern Arkansas got snow this past week too, missed us though - I'm so ready for spring.

Sheila said...

Love watching your x and + blocks adding up. I've got to try some.
The little gowns are sweet.
You could use a little spring up your way.

capitolaquilter said...

those five just blend right in and it's growing pretty rapidly. sweet preemie items, so nice of you and your group.

Sinta Renee said...

I hopped over here because I saw a photo of your x/+ blocks... I just love those and have been so drawn to them... I might have to make one now! But then I was your afternoon sewing. I had not even thought of premie gowns and blankets. My nephew's baby was born on Friday, two months early. I am so glad I saw your post... because I would have never thought of a gown. Do you have a suggestion on how I could sew gowns for him and size of the blanket you think is best???

Muddling Through said...

Busy, as always, Wanda! You amaze me and make me feel like a slacker. Everything looks wonderful.

JJM said...

X & + is exploding with YOUR EXUBERANT COLORful fabrics. This going to be a wonderful dramatic piece.

And you had time for your preemie sets yet. Always sweet fabrics.

I am so jealous whenever I see your beautiful red cardinals. Wonder why we don't have them here in the mountains ? We have an occasional Blue Stellar Jay at my feeders and the mountain blue birds have come back but only to the higher elevations.

JJM

Pink Bicycle Girl said...

Wow you have been busy, love all the colours

Glady said...

We have the snow cover in Ohio today too. I love your latest x and + blocks. You never cease to amaze me with the color and pattern combinations! You are a true artist, Wanda. Thanks for sharing your creations for us to enjoy.

Maureen Heywood said...

How on earth do you find the time to make all your beautiful quilts? Think I should a course from you on time management Wanda.Love this X and +

Dolly said...

Wanda, you've (along with so many of the examples I found upon googling this block)inspired me to start my own one of these x and + quilts, but I wonder if you'd mind telling me how you are pressing your seams? I love for seams to oppose each other, but that seems to limit which way I can turn the finished blocks when I'm doing a layout. I've never used open seams, because I was a handquilter, and it just didn't work well for me.

Celia Ambrose said...

Wonderful colors, and so inspiring. I am going to try this and see how it goes.

GerryART said...

We are having a much wanted rain today.

Washing lots of the street salt away.

Oh, how I love COLOR

hugs