Making headway

Now that summer is half over (how???) I started making headway on my summer sewing goal…making bed quilts for my boys.
I decided to make different patterns but keep the colors/fabrics the same since they share bunk beds…and their Mom is a matchy-matchy freak.
I went with a simple strip quilt for boy #2, I love the way its turning out.  My sewing helper agrees…
…she’s very agreeable when she’s being held or smiled at and talked to.  It really makes me cranky that she’s getting bigger, I want her to stay a newborn for at least another year!

44 Responses to Making headway

  1. Dawn Brown July 18, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    She's so beautiful!!!

  2. Dayna at Precut Paradise July 18, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Very cute… and I can't wait to see the quilts. Are you making them with jelly rolls?

  3. Auntie Pami July 18, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Adorable! Is her hair getting reddish? I love those baby chairs.

  4. Chris {frecklemama} July 18, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    Must nibble on those feet! Every time I see a pic of her I think of my two boys who were followed by a baby sister. I know just how much you're loving that baby girl :-) Having both boys and a girl enriches our family in so many ways. I'm so thankful to see your crew happy and healthy.

  5. Lynne Tilley July 18, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    First of all, gorgeous little sweetie-pie you have there. Second, the glimpse of your quilt in the process just looks great, loving those fabrics. Can't wait! :)

  6. needle and nest July 18, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    What a cutie pie! Babyhood slips away all too quickly, doesn't it? I can't wait to see how your boys' quilts turn out.

  7. Carla July 18, 2012 at 2:23 am #

    Everything about her is such sweetness—right down to her toes! Happy stitching

  8. Dawn July 18, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    I hope you don't get tired of hearing how completely adorable she is. Cuz she sure is! :) Can't wait to see the quilt.

  9. Toni Selman July 18, 2012 at 3:36 am #

    Curious…would the colors be any different if you were doing the quilt for your daughter? The color scheme you're using looks wonderful for both.
    And your daughter is too cute!

  10. Betty Lou July 18, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    The quilts are fine but those little toes, they are the cutest!

  11. Danna BC July 18, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    Lovely, lovely baby!!!

  12. Linda July 18, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Make that little bundle of joy sleep in a short bed so she can't get any bigger…lol. And give her some smoochy kisses from me. I miss having babies around, although when I did, I had clumps of them! But, I was much younger then…8-)

    xo Linda

  13. Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts July 18, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    I'm making bed quilts for my sons as summer project, too. I also selected some Pezzy Prints, my son calls them "elevators" on his I Spy Quilt… :-)

  14. lcscottage July 18, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Seeing your sewing helper just made my evening! I wouldn't get anything accomplished if she were helping me! But she would be so good for my soul and that is all that would matter! You are blessed!

  15. Dawn Regan July 18, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    Love the fabrics, and what a little doll you have there. :)

  16. Ellie July 18, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I think your quilts are going to look amazing.
    But your wee quilt helper is such a wee cutie – I don't know how you get any work done :))

  17. KaHolly July 18, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    What a sweetie!! You've been busy! Like you, my goal is to make two bed quilts for two little ones…….the challenge is to make them appropriate for now AND for going off to university down the road. ~karen

  18. Cindy July 18, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Your little sewing helper sure is adorable! My little one just got engaged so enjoy her and your boys-it goes by way too fast!! Can't wait to see your quilts- love the fabrics!!

  19. Shawn July 18, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Ack, your little girl is adorable Allison, I want one….lol my baby will be 21 on Sat. Can't wait to see your quilts, I love them all!!

  20. kathy-o July 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Look at those "Little Miss's" toes! LOVE 'em! Can't wait to see the boys' quilts!

  21. mmedendorp July 18, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    Looks like you have a great start. The colors look awesome. I agree that all babies should stay newborn age especially since mine just turned 1 a month ago! So sad. They grow up way tooo fast!

  22. Amanda Rose July 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    beautiful fabrics. as always.

  23. Katie Fleming July 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    She is such a beautiful baby! It is crazy how fast they grow!!! I love the progress and colors of the quilt. Can't wait to see more!!

    – Kate Fleming
    Kate Michelle Designs

  24. Tsoniki July 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    She's adorable!

  25. Julie July 18, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    I love that fabric! You're little girl is too cute for words! At least she's so yummy even if she won't stay small. I know the feeling. My baby is two and I wish he'd shrink back down.

  26. Linda Shields July 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Oh, those precious TOES!

  27. Judith Blinkenberg July 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Yes, they do grow up and too fast. Is her room pink? I had two boys before my girl. One day you'll be holding her little girl! She is a little princess and as sweet as her Mommy. I look forward to seeing the boys quilts.

  28. Michelle B. July 18, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    OMG, if she isn't the cutest thing around!! Does she have strawberry blonde hair? Anywho…way too cute for words!

  29. Cheryl Arkison July 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    I'm feeling the same way about Nikolai. Stop it! Stop growing.

  30. Karli July 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    so cute! your daughter is a little doll. can't wait to see the finished quilts! making my boys bed quilts is on my summer to-do list as well.

  31. sarahsstash July 19, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    I love the idea of making 2 different quilts, but matching fabrics! Great idea!

  32. Cal Hockey Mom July 19, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    What an adorable little girl!

  33. SewingSophia July 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Your baby is soooo cute!! Just adorable! great idea for the boy's quilts!!

  34. Bari Jo July 20, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    She is too precious! What an adorable helper you have! Thank you for the cute strip and flip baby quilt! What a great idea!!!!! :O)

  35. reubenandemily July 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Love those fabrics! Can't wait to see the finished quilts!

  36. diane July 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Love those fabrics, but love that sweet smile on your daughter more!

  37. Quiltingranny July 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Please help spread the word to wrap the Aurora first responders and survivors in quilts of love:

  38. Karen L. July 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    First time I have read your blog but I will certainly be back. Your blog and Off Track quilt were mentioned on the Quilt Board so I had to come see what you make. Love the Off Track quilt! But like others what I really love is that beautiful, happy, adorable face on your daughter! Her smile is captivating. Continue to take lots of those photos so you will have them in the future. I also had two boys and then a girl so I know how that all feels. My girl is now in her 30's and still a joy (although we did have a few of those ugly teens years). We are great friends and you two will be also. I'll be back to check on your blog again for sure.

  39. Chris {frecklemama} July 23, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    FYI That orange Michael Miller Spa Ikat fabric that I asked you about a while ago is on sale at for $6.74 per yard.

  40. Jenny Lynn July 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Our children grow up way to fast. The other night I had to beg my youngest (who is 9) to cuddle with me. I miss when they were little and would fit on my lap.

    I like the looks of the quilts for the bunk.

  41. Me July 23, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Your quilts are amazing! I am a beginning quilter, seriously this first one is taking me over a year but after much research including finding your lovely site I am finally at the end. I hope you don't mind I mentioned your site on my blog…

    Also, thank you for your tutorials! I can't wait to try out the road trip quilt.

  42. July 24, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    ACK! Lookie at those toes!

  43. Esther August 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Warm & natural batting – 40 yards bolt on sale today only @ Joann's. Only $209. Looks good to me!

  44. CBH August 14, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 14, 2012. Thanks again.

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