The pattern for the Forties Chevron quilt in my last post can be found here for FREE (thanks Jane)!
I got new patterns back from the printer today.  I wrote the patterns back in November/December knowing I’d be too busy after baby arrived…so its really nice to have them finished and in my hands. 
After the kids are tucked in bed I’ve been sewing and watching  Downton Abby on my Kindle.  I wish it would never end…except I can’t stand Thomas or the curly bangs maid.
Yesterday I started another double hourglass quilt…this time using a template I got from Jodi’s shop.  This template uses 2 1/2″ strips, so I figure if I make a block like this every time I have extra strips instead of throwing them in the scrap bin…I’ll have a fab quilt eventually.
The blocks square up to 8″, so luckily I won’t have to make 10000 of them and they go together really fast. 
Because I can’t post without a Sophie picture:
I love snuggling with her in the mornings.

38 Responses to Stuff

  1. Courtney April 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    O'brien is the worst! I think worse than thomas.
    Such a sweet sleeping babe!

  2. Becky April 23, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Such pretty quilts. I have a grand-daughter, Sophie :) NOBODY likes Thomas or the curly-bangs maid–hehe

  3. Linda at Roscoe's Ma April 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    What a sweet, sweet little girl! Hey, I found a recipe for Creme Sticks. Want me to send it to you? After you see what is in them, you probably won't want to eat one ever again!!

  4. Rory April 23, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    UGH! O'Brien. I can't remember watching a show where I actually disliked a character as much as her. But the whole show is so wonderful….can't wait for it to come back on in September.

  5. Dora, the Quilter April 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Wow, what a beautiful little sweetie!

  6. Annabella April 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    What a beautiful image, and love your bed linen!

  7. Sarahendipity April 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    Heehee. Glad to know I'm not the only one! ;) Lovely quilt!!

  8. Auntie Pami April 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    Awww. She looks so peaceful. Love the dimple! What fabric are you using? Looks very familiar.

  9. notes of sincerity April 24, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Have you seen Larkrise to Candleford? :0)
    Your little miss Sophie is so sweet!

  10. Kati from Kati's Quilting April 24, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    She looks so peaceful while sleeping! Your quilt will look awesome, can't wait to see it finished!

  11. vintage grey April 24, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Sophie is so sweet!! Love the hourglass block!! So pretty! xo Heather

  12. Marian April 24, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Oh my goodness Sophie is soooo gorgeous! What a beautiful baby!!

    Thank you for the chevron quilt pattern! I loved the one you made and hope to make one soon.

  13. Just Carol April 24, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    Thanks for the Chevron quilt pattern–love it. Such a sweet baby!

  14. Shannyn April 24, 2012 at 2:56 am #

    Sophie is beautiful!

  15. randi--i have to say April 24, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Your little one is so precious!

    I haven't started Downton Abbey yet. Since I have a tendency to get addicted to programs, I am procrastinating starting the 1st episode!

  16. Live a Colorful Life April 24, 2012 at 3:11 am #

    I want to make chevrons. I want to make double hourglass blocks. And Sophie is adorable!!

  17. felicity April 24, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    *I* want to snuggle with that little lovebug!

    I am just in the middle of Season 2 of DA. Love love it. Bates! *dreamy sigh*

  18. Nedra April 24, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    Thanks so much for the link to the Forties Chevron. If I wasn't in the midst of 3 large quilt projects, I would start this one today! Great way to use up scraps.

  19. Jayme April 24, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    Ok, O'brien is horrible!!!!! And I'm only on episode 7 of the first season! Netflix doesn't have anymore on the tv subscription. So I have to wait til I can get them another way. Lame. In an better note, Sophie is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Kellie April 24, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    Oh my my my… she is gorgeous Allison! I love cuddling with my guy in the morning too… he's 7 months now, I'm not ready to give it up just yet :)

  21. Melanie@Crafty Cupboard April 24, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    I got one of Jodi's acrylic templates for that too… and then we moved a week later and I haven't seen it since. Darn that invisible acrylic.

    Have we seen these new patterns yet? :)

  22. susiloci April 24, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Que maravilla de bloques, de quilt….y que hermoso bebé.

  23. Suvi April 24, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Sophie is such a cutie! that double hour glass looks like a fun block, I'll have to remember it whem my new stash of Amelie arrives.
    I watched 2 seasons plus the christmas special of downton abbey in 2 days…totally addicting.

  24. leanne April 24, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    love that double hourglass ruler – thanks for showing it :)

  25. Elsa April 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Love the quilts ~ especially the double hourglass quilt. It's really pretty!
    Ah, Sophie is such a sweet baby ~ I love how babies look when they're sleeping.

  26. themissymom April 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Enjoy that snuggle time. It is wonderful and sweet and gets you through so many rough spots later!

    Pretty quilt ;-)

  27. Deb April 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    So do you like using the new template that you purchased to make these blocks? I still want to make one of them, just haven't started it yet.

  28. Dianne April 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Love the double hourglass block and making them with scraps is a brilliant idea.
    No wonder you love to cuddle with your adorable little one, she looks so cuddly and sweet!

  29. euphoria April 24, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    I'm so so so excited to hear that you have new patterns coming out!
    I just LOVE your patterns, so beautiful and so quick to put together!

  30. ancee April 25, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    Love the picture of your beautiful baby girl! Your quilts & patterns are the best. You mentioned new patterns, when can we see them, looking forward to all your wonderful creations, I think I have one of every one you have made. Thanks so much, Nancy

  31. Gayle April 25, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Sophie is beautiful and your quilts are too.

  32. Mary/Sy Lake Quilts April 25, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Sewing and watching Downton at the same time? I couldn't do it! I can't wait for the next season, but i think it will be next January for us in the states. (hope i am wrong about that.)
    Sophie is beautiful! but why do we only see her sleeping?

  33. Ruth April 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Were those Sophie's feet and shoes standing on the blocks in the first picture? They look about the right size…

  34. Chris {frecklemama} April 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    She's SO GORGEOUS. I can't believe how old she looks already. Those cheeks and her sweet mouth. No wonder you can't get enough snuggles. I'm glad you're enjoying that sweet girl. And kudos for working ahead on the patterns. I'm sure it wasn't easy at the time but man how nice it must feel now.

  35. Cheryl Arkison April 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Your Sophie and my Nikolai. Cuteness and trouble abound should we ever get them together!

  36. RHome410 April 26, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Beautiful! I love the idea to use 2 1/2 inch strips as you go, so they're already made later.

  37. texgal55 April 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Such a darling baby girl! Mine are all grown and how I miss not having any babies around! As a side note: What kind of Kindle do you have? Is it also a phone? I've been debating and debating……..

  38. Denise Russell April 29, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    OMG… what a cute baby! Congrats!

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