This has not been much of a productive week. Husband and I got out in the garden and spent time getting the winter garden started. We have mild winter months, rarely weather with temps in the 30's. The soil needed some enrichment with compost and fertilizers. So lettuce is a great crop for us, plus we got in some snap and snow peas and even some Brussel sprouts. All that activity cut into my sewing time.
I try to keep a couple completed baby quilts at all times stashed away for emergency gifts. Every once and a while one of my daughters have a request for one. I recently sent one off so needed to replace it for future gifting. I had this cute fabric in the closet and it was quick to put together. Now just to get it off to the quilter and then a binding on it.
I got the eyes on the Mastiff appliqué. They were a challenge stitching on those little eyes. Now on to getting the second appliqué at the other end of the runner done.
I did get into some of my Fassett scraps over the last couple weeks. I had cut multiple 4 inch squares when I did my Fassett quilt and ended up with lots left over. My guild will have, hopefully a quilt show in February or March of 2022 with a boutique. Guild members get together and make all sorts of quilted items to sell. So I figured to use up some of those scraps and make runners to sell. I still have three more to finish off. They were a nice relief from sewing Mastiff eyes.
My 14 year old grandson Noah. Yes, he is sitting in the engine compartment of a 1960 Cadillac that he and dad are rebuilding. They have a large shop on their country property with several old cars in the process of being rebuilt. This young man is particularly talented at auto rebuilding and carpentry. He is the one that also constructs all my his mother's chicken and duck coops. Keeps them busy and productive at home.
You did an excellent job on the Mastif! And, boom, you get a baby quilt top finished in no time. (Or so it seems to me.) Nice to see your grandson and know he has great abilities. If he chooses to continue with rebuilding I'm pretty sure he will have chosen a robotic-proof occupation.ReplyDelete
You must be so proud of him. Nice to see him with a wrench in hand and not a phone.ReplyDelete
Love that first baby quilt...so cute...nice work on that one...ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! What a fabulous skillset Noah is building for himself. Geez, I sure wish he was my grandson or little. It's always nice to know someone handy like that! He could be a millionaire before he's 25. I love both the baby quilt and the runners! But the Mastiff is beyond cool. His whole face is coming into focus now that you're adding the eyes. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
oh my, I remember that baby quilt fabric from American Jane! so many memories!!ReplyDelete
On my table is the fabrics to cut, backing, and batting to make a baby quilt. I haven't made them in the past except for new grandbabies. None of those coming up, and shouldn't be anymore----maybe great grandbabies in the next few years. I just have the materials and want to get it made.ReplyDelete
I love the first two quilts. Wow. You're so crafty.ReplyDelete
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Mastiffs eyes are wonderful! And those runners - I love Kaffe - so those are just so pretty. i think it is so cool that your grandson loves to do this - quite a talent really!ReplyDelete
Lovely baby quilt, and your mastiff runner is coming along well. Like others say, so nice to see a teen working with his hands, with no phone in sight. You must be so proud of this grandson!ReplyDelete
What a cute baby quilt! And good job on the dog's eyes. Isn't it great being a grandma, and watching the kids grow up? You must be very proud of your handsome handy grandson.ReplyDelete
Two adorable quilts! I know you’re still working on the Mastiff, so I’ll be featuring the baby quilt this week!ReplyDelete
He should be careful not to rip his pants, lol. We had a truck that I could not check the oil in unless I climbed up in the engine compartment and ripped the whole seat of my pants once. All great projects today, thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Great idea to keep baby quilts on hand because you never know! Love the mastiff, even more now with those piercing eyes. Those Kaffe runners are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete