14 May 2013

Two Fronts

There has been hardly any progress on anything since I was out of town at an astronomy convention all weekend and have been frantically grading papers before and after that trip. Luckily, grading is nearly done. Also, the situation with this student has been resolved, and by resolved, I mean reported.

On to quilts! My friends J and S just had a baby on Friday. They did not know if this baby was going to be a boy or girl. I picked a quilt pattern, and bought fabric so that whichever way it went, I would be prepared to finish the quilt.

It was a boy! So I went with these two fabrics. The green is a little off in this lighting. It looks more accurate in the overall picture.

Here is the overall picture! I made a chevron pattern out of 7.25" finished half square triangles. It sewed together very quickly. I have no idea how I am going to quilt this bad boy. It is about 51" x 58" which is large for a baby quilt, but I would rather he grow into it and have it be useful for longer.

These friends already had a daughter when I met them three years ago, which meant I never made a baby quilt for their first child. She is now 5 years old, so I decided to make her a big sister quilt. The way I see it, she has been the only child for 5 years so she might have some minor adjustment issues, but she is a total trooper. I think this deserves a quilt.

Her favorite colors are pink and purple, but I wanted to include some other colors just in case her favorite colors change. The really dark looking ones are actually not-too-dark purple batiks. This one is 56" x 64". I also have no idea how to quilt this one, but I will figure it out. Also, the pattern for this quilt is from Moda Bakeshop and is called the Apple Crate Pattern.

Hopefully I will finish grading and submit grades soon so that I can start sewing a little bit more. Uggh, wishful thinking! ;)


  1. That's so awesome of you!! I'm so terrible at estimating how long something will take that i often make a gift given waayy later. 5 years seems about right! :) have a great day!


  2. I love your tops! I always make my baby quilts large too! My kids use them for years and years and I think that's better than something they'll grow out of quickly. You don't put all that work into it for it to be in a closet after a year. That apple crate one has been on my list and I adore your fabric choices for it!