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So, I got all of the laundry done yesterday, all of the packing done this afternoon early, and left myself some time to PLAY! A perfectly relaxing way to kick off our vacation! I had to quit a little early though, as it is almost time to put my little one to bed..
Here is what I did.. not too complex, but lots of fun. I sewed the deep orange borders to these blocks:
What took the longest was squaring them up. They were pretty uneven.. I made them by tracing a triangle cut out of regular paper onto the fabrics with a sharpie. haha Before I knew what a rotary cutter was! Just started cutting different fabrics into triangles and arranging them on the floor. I was a greenhorn for sure! :) Here is the plan for these EIGHT YEAR old blocks (which were originally made for a quilt for my 4 year old nephew .. but were somehow abandoned and have been stagnating in the closet all of this time):
I am going with a dark grey background. Feels good to be giving them a new life, and trying a modern-ish way of putting them together, since my nephew is now 12.. :/ I love how the orange is framing them out.
I also sewed something quick for my little sonny. With the fabrics that he himself picked out. :)
I heart being a mom!! (swoon) xoxo
Here he is "signing in" at preschool. Something they have to do every day. Such a cute idea his teacher had and helps them practice their writing.. The names are already getting smaller and neater.
Day 4: (progress)
Here is where my Friday Night Sew-In took place:
If you're here from FNSI, welcome and thanks for stopping by. I am going to look through the links when we get back from Disney.. look forward to seeing all of the sewing that went on tonight! See you in a week!
(Link for Friday Night Sew-In : CLICK HERE)
Those are beautiful blocks! Eight years is nothing...last year I finished a quilt for my aunt. She started it for birth of her first great niece. I finished it 26 years later for her great great nephew. Welcome to FNSI, and what a cute photo for your trip!
A great start to Friday Night Sew In. Glad you got out those blocks and started the quilt again. I love the idea that your son has to sign into pre-school,a great way for them to practise writing. Enjoy Disneyland and hope you all have a fantastic holiday.
So nice you joined us for the FNSI. I love your idea for arranging the 8 year old blocks. I have a quilt top in progress for my daughter's 18th birthday, she's now turning 30! You have the prettiest ironing board I've ever seen. I wouldn't be able to stop smiling when I was ironing.
I like the orange frames and the lay out to use all the blocks on the front. I am wondering if you will use the three different grays...I love the way they look in the picture! Very exciting quilt.
Your son has an eye for color picking and fabric. You;ll be able to ask him color advise!