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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Yesterday my mother-in-law loaned me her Viking machine (since she has two sewing machines) so I am back in the sewing business again!!! I was itching all day yesterday to get at least a few seams sewn together, but it just didn't work out.  The boys and the overgrown grass kept me pretty busy in the morning and early afternoon.  Then, after naptime (for all of us), it rained so we stayed in and played Super Mario together all afternoon.  We stopped for some outdoor time as soon as the weather broke and then came in to eat burgers from the BEST burger joint around! (Thanks to my father-in-law, Mike). What a nice treat!

Today, Odin is spending the morning with Grampa and Baba and Aiden is currently trying to master Super Mario (I'm Mario'd out for the present moment).  I think I might just spend some time sewing and listening to Aiden ("Mommy, I made it past the biggest bad guy of all!", "You should see this mommy! It's all underwater! That's so amazing! Hey, how does Mario breathe down there?" ... and on it goes.  Kids are so great!).

I will probably start working on the rest of this quilt.  I'm pretty sure it will be for sale on etsy as soon as I get it finished. It has been such a great quilt block to work with so far.  I found the tutorial for it here at Little Miss Shabby's blog.  I altered the block slightly so it will finish a bit larger, only because I had a large number of 2" scrap squares and not as many 1.5" squares, which is what her tutorial calls for.  Next time I am going to try making this block with the smaller scrap squares.  I will be alternating this block and a solid white block, so every other block will be solid and scrappy.  Will be an amazingly cute baby quilt once finished! I'm just super excited to be using up all these little scrap pieces I have laying around.  They are hard to part with (especially a favorite print).

UPDATE: I also found a great tutorial for this quilt block at Red Pepper Quilts.  I ADORE her blog! She has some spectacular quilts on her blog as well as for sale in her etsy shop. 

Don't forget to check out my etsy shop soon for this quilt, which will be for sale hopefully within a few weeks.  Just need time to piece together all these scraps and get it quilted up!  In the meantime, stop on over to  Red Pepper Quilts and check out her blog for inspiration.  I got lost for hours yesterday pouring over all her posts and drooling at the beautiful quilts.

Hope you enjoyed the links I provided today and I will get some pics posted in the next few days of the Scrappy Quilt progress.  Happy Quilting!

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