I am going to declare April a success! Mia will now take a bottle, which means she is full some of the time, which means she sits in her bouncy chair and smiles, rather than constantly being breast fed. Naps are elusive - unless you count the ten minute ones - I'm pretty sure a nine-week-old shouldn't power nap! But a bottle also means Daddy can look after her by himself. This all means a little more Me time and this is inevitable spent with the sewing machine. As I'm typing this I'm worried some of you will think I'm a bad mother... But I need to, or I would go absolutely mad. But first up you need to see a photo f my daughter from last Thursday - I promise I hadn't done anything to her to get this face!
It just makes me laugh!
Anyway - this is my sanity for April!
I got my machine sorted for free motion quilting and I have been on a quilting kick! I started with two of the Skill Builder blocks
And then moved onto my Neon Stained quilt - each colour block is individually quilted and I am so pleased with how this turned out - I dissected my quilting in this blog post which also has lots of close up photos - unfortunately I have lost the fabric I bought to bind it, so will be placing an order later today - I'm going to change from the original pink I had planned (and purchased) to black, as I don't think it needs any more focus.
I also quilted my Three Peaks quilt - this was a practice for another quilt I want to finish with a spiral. I learned a lot and can now go ahead with the baby quilt next week. I don't think I ever bought binding for this quilt, so I've added that to the order - I'm going with dark grey.
Arabella Hexagon Quilt: this is my own quilt design and is a present which I need to give in a week and a half. This is the quilt that will have a spiral and is top of my list to be finished - I have bought the binding for this one.
My Thread Along quilt was the unsuccessful part of my month. I basted it and started hand quilting. On Tuesday I unpicked all the hand quilting and re-basted it - it had gone all baggy. I've also decided to machine quilt it this time.
Over the last few days I did some spur of the moment sewing and made myself a mini quilt using the Cheerio pattern in the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting.
I finally finished sashing my City Sampler quilt - it's now basted and waiting its turn!
I've slowly been working on the hexagon quilt for Mia...
I've quilted a top for my mother-in-law
I've made some bee blocks...
I used up some scraps...
So that means I have quite a few quilts nearing completion. And that means that I can start some new projects... right? Wouldn't want my WIP list to fall below 30, would I?
I'm linking up with Fresh Sewing Day at Lily's Quilts