Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Another October Goal



I decided to add this task to my October list. It is one of the baby quilts from Quiltmaker - they appeared in the magazines but you can buy them as a set now. I loved making it - making one block in a larger size was so easy. This one was made for one of our grandchildren ( we have three). He is now 7 months and very active so I don't think he will be lying on this much but I see this quilt as one he can play on.

The task though is to pin, quilt and bind. I have so many "flimsies" (thanks to Norma for this description) and it seems that this is the area I need to work on most, but probably the area I like doing least. I actually enjoy hand quilting but the quilts I need to finish are ones I will machine quilt.

I doubt if I will get much of a start on these two quilts this week as in two days time we are off to Hamilton Island for a wedding. In fact the couple are parents of the grandson I just mentioned - the groom is my husband's son. I'll write about that after the big event.

The children go back to school next Monday so hopefully then I can really get to work on these goals. That's the nice thing about blogging ( for me anyway) - I have put my goals out there and so feel a little bit more motivated to complete them.

Just wanted to add that the quilt was completely made from my stash - I think that is a first for me as I always seem to feel the need to go to the quilt shop and look for something better. So I was quite proud of myself this time.

7 comments:

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Have a great time on Hamilton Island - there are worse places to have to go for a wedding! Quilt looks nice - I'm going to adopt the Flimsey word too. You are really getting into blogging. Good on you.

joyce said...

THe flimsy looks great. It's a good idea to make just one big block. I must try that too.

Hedgehog said...

Very cute little quilt! That tone on tone blue really pops! Have a great weekend.

Shelina said...

It is a great top - congratulations on making it entirely from stash.

Anonymous said...

Great baby quilt~do you have the pattern? I'd love to make one for our 2nd grandbaby due in April.

bettsy said...

The pattern for this is called Eathan's star and can be found in Quiltmaker March April 04

or bought here.http://209.200.122.122/detail.cfm?pid=4917&CFID=41124&CFTOKEN=82433111

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info and link...I found it and look forward to perhaps making a blue one AND a pink one. :-)