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Saturday, January 19, 2008

My quilt

Here is the quilt Mom and I worked on over Christmas. I've taken it off the frame and brought it home with me but I haven't worked on it since. There's a lot of quilting to be done as we didn't quite quilt all around on the outside row of squares. The nine patch squares I am just "stitching in the ditch" which means I stitch in the seams, which outlines each square nicely. The blue squares I am quilting a butterfly on:

The pink squares have a flower:

I already have another quilt top made, one for a baby boy, but I still need to piece the border and sew it on. Then I've been cutting the pieces for a second baby boy quilt (same fabrics as the first, different pattern). Well, actually, I haven't cut any pieces in months. And I have enough fabric (no kidding) to make a third baby boy quilt using yet another pattern. The one that has the top done is just all nine patch blocks. The fabrics I used are SO cute! The one I've been cutting out is for a pinwheel pattern. The one I have yet to do anything on will be a tile block quilt. Which will have a lot of sewing, but I think it will be really cute. I started the first one (which, when I bought the fabric I thought it would only make one quilt) for my brother Scott's baby, who is now one year old. I don't think I'll get it done for the baby Dan and his wife are having either. So Andy and Angela, I guess that means one of you has to have a kid for me to have someone to give these quilts to (I guess each of you needs to have a boy and Dan or Scott need another one). Well, anyway, I guess I can always donate them to charity or something if for some miraculous reason people in this family start having girls.


  1. Nice quilt. How long did it take to finish it?
    Flavorbot has no real meaning it just sounds funny to me. I guess when I say it I think it makes me think of taste buds for robots or computers.
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  2. I haven't finished the quilt, only quilted a small part of the outside part.

    Did you get much snow in Orem?

  3. The flowers & butterflies are beautiful! And I'm sure very time consuming, way to keep at it!

  4. When are we going to work on the quilt some more? It will be so nice to have.

  5. It will probably be March before I work on the quilt any. Just because I have other projects I'm working on, like this alphabet baby quilt you saw me working on last night.