Sunday, April 5, 2009

More Sewing!

I've been sewing like a mad-woman the last few days. I got the top of one of the quilts almost done (just have to add the border). I decided to start on the second of my YBR quilts. I'm glad I did because I was doing that one in "lap sized" and it turns out that it will actually fit a single bed (I dunno who's lap they were going by!?!). So now that I know that, I can turn the pink one into a lap & baby sized quilt instead of a twin. I've got the pink quilts all laid out, all I have to do is sew it together (which I was going to start on tonight but my back is killing me!). I still have the border to put on before I sew the backing/etc on.

(how is this lap sized? Glen's holding his arms above his head!)

close up

The camp-out quilt is going to Glen's nephew who will be 1 in June and then I thought I'd give the "lap sized" pink quilt to his niece who will be 5 in September and then I couldn't leave out his oldest nephew (he's 12) so I'm going to make him one too.

Now that my mum has seen the quilts I'm doing she wants me to make one for my cousin's kids. Actually she wants me to make one for EACH of the kids. Yup, 4 more YBR quilts to make. 5 new ones in total. I've ordered the fabric for the ones my mum wants me to make and I still have to order the fabric for the one for Glen's oldest nephew. There isn't a lot of boy fabrics (for older boys) so I might struggle finding something (or get really creative).

Temperature: -21C
Sunrise: 7:43am
Sunset: 10:12pm


Lisa said...

That is so beautiful! I hope those kids appreciate the work that goes into your quilts. I think if your application to emigrate to Australia is accepted, that you should celebrate by making yourself a gorgeous new quilt for your Australian bed!

Megan said...

Thanks! I think they will. As far as I know, none of them have a home-made quilt. I know when I was a kid I was always SO excited when I got a new quilt from my Grandma. So hopefully even though I'm just auntie/cousin, the excitement will still be there.

Ohh that's a good idea!