Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday, Monday

Bella baby blanket

Sometimes I just need to do something easy. This light weight baby blanket took no time, in fact I thought about it far longer than it took to make. It is about 36" square.

Bella baby blanket

I used two prints from Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter, and I backed it with flanel. Rather than cutting the flanel wrong (tonight I was truly having cutting issues so I was pretty sure I would mis-measure), I laid the flanel on the floor and smoothed the top on it just like when you baste a quilt only without the batting and with right sides together. Then I cut around the edge with my scissors. I sewed around the edge leaving a hole to turn it through.

Bella baby blanket

I did just enough stitching to keep it all nice after washing, which I will do tomorrow.

Bella baby blanket

It looks nice all folded, although the pictures are questionable, taken after dark and all. Time to get out the fancy lights for winter photos I think, thank you for bearing with me in the meantime.

This is destined, along with Whitewater, for a new family baby who is due very soon. I might have to make another of these light blankets tomorrow, they are fast and lovely.

Mod Pop

I cannot resist showing off Whitewater again, and in the summer sun too, I really love that little quilt.

Ohio Stars

Yesterday I did make more Ohio stars with my Oakshott Lipari fabrics. I took them out in the 10 minutes of sunny sunshine for a picture so you can see them glowing a little.

Ohio Stars

The sky was overcast by the time this much was done. It is hanging on my closet door now while I decide about borders. The star blocks and the plain linen squares are 3" finished so the runner/wall hanging is about 33" x 9" right now.

It is a week with blogging homework. On Thursday I am hosting the Thursday Think Tank for Making Rebecca Lynne. I will share my ideas for holiday presents for Tweens, Teens and Twenties. You can link up a post where you do some thinking, about anything at all.

Thursday Think Tank

Then on Monday December 3 is the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I have a set of Bella by Lotta Jansdotter fat quarters to give away, so you don't want to miss that either. Oh, and maybe you will plan a give away too?

And finally, you will be pleased to know that in this round, so far, the score is: Lurgy 0, Leanne 1.