Saturday, March 13, 2010


 Little Bit hasn't slept well lately, which translates into me sleeping very poorly. I haven't had more then 1 1/2 hours of sleep at one time in the last 4 or 5 days, and even when I've tried to nap during the day it hasn't worked out. I'm getting very cranky, and not horribly bright.

 I still haven't decided between Eden and the Red/White. The votes are pretty even, with Eden getting a little push because of spring. The thing with using Eden...can anyone guess?? LOL It means I can't make it bigger without buying more fabric. And 32" seems such an in between size, not really big enough to be useful but too big to hang or whatnot. However I think my mom would like the colours and she has bigger everything, couches, spaces on walls, tables etc. So maybe do it in Eden and give it to her for Mother's Day?
It's getting hard to decide on fabric for these Schnibbles, and I'm not as big of a fan of many of the new patterns and that seems to be all that are being chosen.

 I have half of the QST, or hourglass, done for Nephew #2's quilt and ordered some yardage and another charm pack to finish the top. This is (84) 4" blocks.
 Apparently I also didn't clean up the lintiness off my cutting mat before setting this down lol.
I'm hoping it'll be similar in size to Tumbling Dino's but I don't remember how big that was and I've packed the quilt up to be shipped already. It's looking like it will be 57*64-ish.  Yes, I know that is no baby quilt, but these babies come from TALL men. DH is 6'6'', and the twins are 6'4'' or so. I figure they'll be tall early too, or at least there is a good chance of it.

  I know I'm sort of in a funk because I still haven't finished this month's block from "Le Jardin". The pieces are all glue basted, and the backgrounds are cut and sewn. I just haven't had it in me to lay the pieces out and sew them down.

 Soon I promise myself, because this is not a BOM you want to fall behind in. The applique would become very intimidating, instead of just challenging. At least for me.


Ariane said...

I hope your little one feels better soon. Then you can get the rest you need. I love both fabrics for this months schnibbles. But if you want it bigger, I would use the reds from your stash. I think it would look wonderful in red. A red quilt is so classic and can be used all year long.

Jo said...

Initially when the new Schnibbles were announced, I didn't like the new ones the best either. There's some great ones I was hoping they'd pick like Good Fortune or Short Story...BUT these new ones are growing on me. Check my blog...I added a larger border to the Sunday Best to make it a baby quilt. That made it a bit better.

LJ said...

I'm sorry you're not getting enough sleep. That aside I'm amazed how much you are getting done! So glad these wee ones go to school so us mama's can sew all day. :)

Rene' said...

I hope you and your daughter get caught up on your sleep soon. I love these blocks you are making for your nephew's quilt. They look so fun! I'm not participating in the Schnibbles Parade but have enjoyed seeing them. So much so that I bought one of the patterns. However, I haven't made it yet because as you pointed out the size is kind of in between....not really big enough for a quilt and for me too big for a wall quilt. Love them though. Whatever you decide fabric wise will turn out great I'm sure.

hetty said...

Hope you and Little Bit catch up on your sleep. With losing an hour on the weekend that becomes even harder to do. I love the blocks for your nephew #2 quilt. And your applique pieces for the BOM look great. It will become a very lovely block.

antique quilter said...

love the hourglass blocks and that block with the stars, ahhh cheddar my favorite color, love that fabric
can't wait to see that block done