Wednesday, April 11, 2018

About Time

Guess it is about time to catch up on this ole' blog.  The days and weeks tend to slip past so quickly.  I need to look at my photos to see what I've done.  Life, itself, has been busy so there has not been a lot of sewing going on around here.

With our thirtieth grandbaby arriving in a few short weeks, I have been working on the quilt.  We do not know the sex so I have decided to do Lorna's Giraffe Quilt.  I love this pattern and it has been such fun to stitch.



I was struggling with my greens as nothing I had seemed to do the trick.  Fortunate as it was, I was a recent winner of Wendy's box of scraps.  Inside I found the perfect green for it!

My Temperature Quilt is coming along too.  We had some lovely warm days this week so it was fun to stitch those colors into it.  Just look at this week.  I even got to insert that lovely red when the high hit 97* on Monday.



Adding it to the first few months of the year, it looks like this.  I'm glad to get the greens behind me.  I am enjoying watching my sister's quilt progress at IG @alaskanquilter.  Her Alaskan colors are so different from mine and they are gorgeous.


This month's Block Lotto block is call NoonLight.  I made two blocks for it and may do more as the month progresses.  We will see.  I was one of the winners of last months Savannah blocks and I am having so much fun seeing blocks arrive in the mail.  



Another Mystery quilt that I will be working on over the next few months is called So Dearly QAL.  It is hosted by Gosia at Quilts My Way.  This is an interesting paper pieced QAL and I have no idea what it will become.


 Life is busy and good.

22 comments:

Rhonda said...

Oh, I love the giraffe blocks. This will be a precious baby quilt. You certainly have been busy. The mystery paper piece project looks very interesting!!

Bouts Choisis said...

My you have been busy! Much eye candy! The giraffes are very cute indeed. 30 grandchildren! I've just learned that we are expecting number four! I've a lot of catching up to do!

Ramona said...

Thirty grandchildren. How awesome! My aunt has 39 grands and close to 70 great grands. The giraffe quilt is adorable and those greens are perfect! The blocks lotto blocks are going to make a beautiful quilt. It will be interesting to watch your progress on the paper pieced mystery. I'm guessing an animal of some kind. :)

krislovesfabric said...

That is the perfect green, love your giraffes!!!

Cathy said...

Oh the giraffe quilt is going to be adorable. Hugs

Suzanne said...

I like all your lovely projects...you have been very busy! I especially like the Giraffes.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love the giraffes! So cute with square spots.

Loris said...

Fun new projects! I love the giraffes. These will be so loved.
Enjoy that warm weather. I'm happy it's still cool up here :-)

beth s said...

THirty??? You are ONE BUSY grandma! I love those giraffes. So many fun projects you have going. :)

Kate said...

I love those giraffes! Congratulations on grandbaby 30!! ^^

vincenzo126 said...

Wow! 30 grandbabies! Congratulations! We've only 4, but they are much loved! Those giraffes are too cute!
-Jean💟

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow! They are all just stunning...love the giraffes

Quilting Babcia said...

The giraffes are so cute, and the thought occurred to me, for your next temperature quilt, using giraffes to illustrate your months highs and lows. Could be interesting and fun!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Omgosh! That's a lot of grandkids. I think the giraffes are so cute.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

I guess I missed the info before on how many grandies you have!!!! You are so blessed; sure it doesn't feel that way at Christmas time with present buying/making.

With only one, I don't expect to catch up in this lifetime. Love your giraffe quilt idea and it will be perfect no matter the sex. How many girls and how many boys in the mix so far?

Lucky grandma and great quilter!

Maria said...

Finally got round to some blog reading...
Love those Giraffe's, lovely baby quilt.
Gee you have had some HOT days...
Great Lotto Blocks and the mystery block looks interesting... Maybe a Lion ?????

Carole said...

Your giraffes are adorable! You're always such a busy gal! Cheers!

Carol S. said...

Those giraffes are one of my favorites by Lorna. So cute! I am sometimes overwhelmed by six grandchildren, but you're heading to 30...so exciting!

Raewyn said...

I love the giraffe quilt - it will make a perfect baby's quilt - congratulations on the expected new arrival!! It's interesting to see your temperature quilt too...haha mine is still in the 'about to start' phase...!

I am said...

Wow congrats on another grandchild arriving soon,nothing better than spending time with the grandies.Wow youe work is amazing you are very clever,i am your newest follower and hope you will visit and follow me too,hope you have a lovely day xx

Nancy said...

All these projects you are working on! Wow. The giraffes are so cute.

Nancy Marie said...

Do you sell a pattern for your giraffes? I would love to make one for my niece!