My sewing mojo has gone awol and been replaced by hayfever - despite the really atrocious weather!
So in the hope of a cure, I played with my stash. It's got a bit out of hand in recent months, because I ran out of space in the two boxes I use - yes, just two boxes. So I bought another box, but never got round to getting it all out and seeing exactly what I had all in one place. Here it is
Of course, there was a purpose. I needed to pull some fabric for a couple of baby quilts. Turns out that 2012 is the year of the baby boy in our circle of family and friends. My sister-in-law's sister had a baby - Ethan - back at the start of June. I have a Winnie the Pooh birth sampler started for him. My best friend and chief Bridesmaid from our wedding had a little boy in mid June - Noah Johannes - I finished his quilt last week. A week later, one of Michael's work colleagues' wife gave birth to Joshua Ethan - he weighed in at over 12lb!. And in October really good friends are expecting a little boy.
I finally settled on the churn dash block for baby Joshua. Here's the plan:
And for the October baby, I've decided on a mini Farmer's Wife quilt. The colour scheme they have chosen is green, so I pulled a range of greens from my stash (I have plenty to chose from). I'll combine them with white and make 35 blocks from the 111 in the book.
It's the weekend. It is a very special little boy's third birthday tomorrow - pirate themed - happy birthday Aiden! Hopefully I will have something to show come Sunday!