Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sewing the Day Away

Yesterday I met up with the Quilting Angels and had the best time!  Unfortunately, I spent most of my time chatting instead of sewing, but I was able to start a new project which is always fun!

I have wanted to make "Outside the Box" from The Modern Quilt Workshop since I bought the book, so yesterday was the day.  The process wasn't as easy as I had hoped.  The directions call for pieces cut out at the 3/4 mark instead the standard 1/2 that I'm used to, so that threw me off a little at first.  I'm pretty sure the cutting will go better at home because I'm usually not trying to have a conversation while I'm doing it.  I find I'm a much better quilter when I'm not distracted!

I'm so excited to see the way this one turns out!  If it actually looks the way I picture it in my mind, it's going to be really cool!

Here's a picture of my first block, shown off by my little assistant:

Does anyone else have a child that refuses to smile for the camera?

Hurst has been playing with the block every since I took it out of my bag to show my husband.  He thinks everything I make is for him!

Sadly, this quilt will have to wait until I finish a couple of projects this week before I can start working again.  I need to start quilting my butterfly quilt and Saturday I'm going to a baby shower for my sweet cousin and I'm baking about 50 elephant shaped sugar cookies for the dessert table.  Who am I kidding?  I probably won't touch the quilt until I meet with the ladies again in February!

I am looking forward to finishing the top soon.  This will be my first Quilt of Valor and I'm so happy to finally be able to work on one!  I look forward to sharing the process with all of you! 


krisgray said...

Pretty block! Cute holder, too! I can't sew well with distractions either.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I like that block!