Monday, March 12, 2012

Not Quite a Friday Finish

I started this blog post early Saturday morning hoping to at least show that my Friday finish was only a few hours late, but eventually decided it really didn't matter if it was a few hours late or a few days late, late is late, right?

This baby quilt flimsy was to be my Friday finish, but I didn't quite finish in time.
My middlest was home for spring break last week, and I was happy to sew a few hours in the morning while he slept in and then happy to be available for whenever he wanted to hang out with me.  I did have a stretch of time that allowed me to finish the quilt while he worked on a school paper, but that was the day this book arrived on my doorstep.

I emailed Amanda and jokingly told her my lack of a Friday finish was all her fault.  You see, instead of sewing I decided to read, and read I did.  I read Sunday Morning Quilts cover to cover (taking my time to enjoy every word rather than racing through as is my usual practice), and I have to say this is one fabulous quilt book!  I could go on and on about the wonderful tips and projects Amanda and Cheryl included in their book, but that would make for a very long blog post, so instead my suggestion is you get a copy and see for yourself ;-)

I think this is my favorite block.....
 OK, back to the baby quilt top.  Originally, the star blocks were to be alternated with siggy blocks signed at the baby shower, but the parents-to-be switched their color scheme, so I stopped at the 16 star blocks already made and pieced them together for a stroller/car seat quilt.

.....or maybe this is my favorite block.
 The idea for a stroller quilt came from this tutorial on Moda Bake Shop, but the idea of the star blocks came from this quilt of Jolene's.

Max usually follows me around when I'm photographing quilts, but this morning he decided to chill out on the back porch instead.

I should have a Friday finish this week because the baby shower is Saturday!


  1. Rene', this quilt is so cute. I LOVE the x's and o's fabric! And I agree with you on Amanda and Cheryl's book--one of the best to be published in a really long time!

  2. I think your having your son home is a great reason not to finish a quilt. It looks perfect for a baby. Look forward to seeing it on Friday.

  3. First of all, I love Max! What a sweet dog! Second, late doesn't matter in quilting. What matters is the process and you got it done. Third, totally agree with you on the boo, and on Cindy's comment on it being one of the best books out in a long time! Hope all's well. Glad you are getting some chillin' time in!

  4. Hey Max, it is always good to see you on Rene's blog. The mom-to-be is going to love the guilt, as will the baby. The colors are so bright and cheerful. Love the quilt.

  5. What a lovely flimsy. Star blocks are never boring are they? I love them. I am eagerly awaiting my copy of the book. Hiya Max!!!