To start out tonight I want to say sorry to my block swap partners for July on the http://blockswapadventure2.blogspot.com/ and http://quiltingblockswapsaustralia.blogspot.com/ 12 1/2 inch swaps. I have been doing too many things, but not the right things .In an attempt to right the ship I sent each of my partners 2 blocks this month (while my July block partners, I still need to do August I might make it by the end of the month).
While not completely slacking on my block swaps, I did finish a quilt top last night for a baby blanket.
I started this top last week to do a "Quick and Easy" project. Partly because I think the simplicity of this type of quilt is nice and partly because I ran out of baby girl quilts in my stash and needed one for the etsy store. I have done many HST and never had a issue with them. This ended up any thing but Easy. I did a fast Google to find out measurements to cut a HST and found a neat blog post about how you could sew 2 fabrics face to face around all 4 sides and then cut a x across it and presto 4 HSQ. I though wow such a great idea. WRONG! worst thing I ever did in my life. I keep forgetting I am still new to quilting and I have a lot to learn. I have heard about sewing on bias and never ever had issues with sewing any angles. While because I had all 4 sides of my triangle cut at angles when it came to sewing those dumb blocks back together it made me want to scream. (this is where Tanya would pipe in and tell you I did scream. In fact I stomped around a little and yelled). So it is now my opinion that I hate that method which seemed so quick and cool when I started and ended up terrible
Any way my little princess can always calm me down (not sure who took this picture, it was on the camera when I downloaded the rest) but she is in Jail in her crib and she has one of them let me out of here looks on her face. I just can't believe she is growing up so fast.
Speaking of growing up, Jared is in 3rd grade and again I found on the camera this official I got dressed and ready for school picture.
A reminder for any one that missed I have 2 giveaways going on
has 3 different prizes.
Giving away a FQ and 2 bowls my sister in law made.