There was only one "person" other than my husband who was more interested in getting into the box from Kelly's Closet. (Yes, we are ready to diaper a baby...)
I stopped my husband before he got a chance to try to diaper the cat!
The second part of my doll quilt swap was this birdy:
This was very appropriate for me as I hope to make a bird mobile for the baby's room.
I left you saying that I needed to baste my doll quilts...
Here they are basted & quilted with the binding attached - now to hand sew the binding to the backs.
Railroad Crossing quilt update & a confession:
A couple people asked why I did not just make the blocks bigger instead of trimming all of those charms down... (without getting into the math of it all...)
A. I swapped for some of those charms & so they were not necessarily 5 inches on all sides nor were they necessarily square.
B. When I cut my own fabrics to add to the Nickel collection - I wasn't the most careful with cutting myself or I cut big knowing that at least 90% of the patterns had you at least trimming them down - my more favorite patterns used the 2.5 x 4.5 inch rectangles & the 2.5 inch squares.
C. The Terry Martin directions assumed that you would be using strings & scraps - so after you sewed the rectangles together, you needed to trim the unit to size - which is fine with me - less super accurate cutting or sewing...
D. With this kind of thing, I don't cut, sew or press very accurately - I just trim up well.
E. I actually like the monotany mindless trimming... GASP! (I watched several hours worth of BBC American Documentaries while doing that "chore.")
Here are my results from yesterday's trimming:
200 light squares & 120 pieced rectangles. Now to fussy cut trains....
My sewing machine had to go back for another servicing - I ran over a pin while piecing those tumblers (I am a lot more careful while doing that kind of piecing...)
CSA - Peaches, apricots, potatoes, squash, zuchini, plums, green beans, & a white eggplant. All those compliment the apples, bananas, & cherries that we got at the store. Not to mention the fact that my husbands favorite lunch meat packages were on sale for about 1/2 price. :o)
I hope to reschedule my 20 week sonogram for this week. (I am in training & we have been getting out early, so that way I won't have to use my vacation time - I am saving it for when I actually have the baby.)
My MIL arrives for a visit this weekend... My husband's birthday is this weekend also... (So we have quite a bit planned - I think, those plans may be a bit fluid.)
I hope that everyone else had a productive weekend. :o)