My niece is due next month with her 2nd boy. I like the simple pattern of this quilt and I like using plain fabric once in a while.
The quilt has a travel theme with cars, buses, boats, bikes, trains, etc. Kinda cute I thought.
I finished the binding on the baby quilt Saturday night. Now I just have to pack it up and send it off. Tricia and Josh are naming the baby Jens after my great grandfather and also my uncle that was killed 1 week before he was to leave on his LDS mission (sometime in the 1930s). It's sweet to have that name back in the family.
So I'm done with my 3rd Sunbonnet Sue block. That embroidery bothers me on the umbrella. I'm really not good with machine or hand embroidery. This block I machine embroidered. She's ok. I can see little mistakes but nothing too major.
I took out the hand embroidery on this one and fixed the arm. See. No more rubber arm. I had hand embroidered details in a ashy brown but I didn't like it. My stitching was bad and the color didn't make me happy. So I picked it out and ended up machine embroidering in blue. Not so great either, but better.
I don't know why I get wobbly on the umbrella in the same place every time. Oh well. This was my first block that Lori helped me with. Look at Lori's latest project. Her applique is PERFECT! And her embroidery is too. Of course. Even her daughter Kassidy embroiders perfectly and she's 11!!! I am nearly done binding the smaller version of Kettles in the Kitchen. The machine quilting, hand binding on the baby quilt and this one has made my arms hurt a bit. Stress/over use pain. We all have it, don't we? Carrie and Cathi have had it recently, too.
My friend Judi, a local gal and also a friend of Nedra, just started a blog. The blog is Live Well with Judi. Judi is a fellow quilter but also has tons of other things to share. Yesterday she posted a fix for my quilter's arm injuries. I've got to try it. Thanks Judi. She's also on Twitter. I'd better not start that anytime soon if I'm to keep my hobby injuries down!