Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Our Alaska Trip

Well, if you are on Facebook, you have probably already seen most of these photos.   Dan already picked out most of the good ones (there were over 400 to choose from!). I wish we had snapped a family photo, but it was difficult to get everyone to cooperate, let alone ask a stranger to get involved or even set the timer. 

We had a great time.  It was seriously difficult to be excited about heading back to Atlanta.  I so miss my friends and family and life lived outdoors.  It is just too hot in Altanta for this Alaskan girl, this pregnant Alaskan girl, no less.

A quilt for Carissa

I finally finished and gifted this quilt to Carissa.  I wish I had a picture of her with it.  I’ll have to get one from her mom.  The picture at the bottom is Kira with her Chubby Chicks quilt.  They are both the sweetest little girls and I was thrilled to finally meet them.  I hope they will enjoy snuggling up in the quilts.

I am happy with how both of these quilts turned out, but won’t be making any big quilts as gifts for awhile.  I am going to work on my own to-do list for a bit.  I am feeling and looking quite pregnant these days and I know my time is running out to finish up projects before the baby arrives.  I hope to work on a bigger girly quilt for our little one.  Oh, I have to finish one I started for Benton.  Since he is nearly 3 years old, I should probably finish that one before starting a new one.  :)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chubby Chicks quilt is done!

Finally.  I think I started over 6 months ago.  Quilts are big projects and I can’t work on them very regularly.  I am almost finished with another quilt and will post a picture in a couple of days.  I’m still working on my freehand quilting.  I feel like I need a lot more practice to make it look nice and smooth.

A friend asked me the other day how many quilts I have made.  Turns out this is number 5, but really only the 2nd one I have made from start to finish.

1st quilt - the lullaby quilt - I made it during my first pregnancy.  I cut everything, then went to work, came home and my mom had made most of the blocks.  I put it together and took it to someone to do the quilting.  I did sew the crib bumpers all by myself.

2nd quilt - animal quilt - also made during my 1st pregnancy.  I drew all the Alaskan animals and did the applique by hand.  Then had a professional do the quilting.

3rd quilt - Doggie with Bandana -melted to designs together to come up with this one.  It was gift for my good friend’s baby boy.  Did not quilt this one, but tied it off. My mom and Rana helped me sew on the binding.

4th quilt - my cowgirl practice quilt.  All me, start to finish.

5th-Chubby Chick quilt - all done by me.  It is a gift for another good friend’s baby girl.

6th quilt - coming soon...