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Burp Cloths for a baby boy, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Seems like forever that I’ve actually COMPLETED a project. *sigh*
It’s been a busy, busy summer, with lots of acitivity and less mommy time with Jack being home. But school is back in session, and mommy is getting back into a groove 🙂 My first completed project for September are these burp cloths for a friend’s new baby boy. I just love Michael Miller’s Lil’ Cowpokes fabric, and I had these men’s shirting fabrics waiting for the right project…so there you go. I think I might need to use these men’s shirting fabrics for more…a boys quilt? Ideas, ideas, ideas. Speaking of ideas and projects…I have many STARTED projects that need to be finished!

The first started project that needs to be finished was started a YEAR ago!  Woops.  I just kept getting sidetracked.  I bought a whole bunch of batiks at my aunt’s quilt shop last year.  I am not usually a batik kind of girl, but I wanted to try something different, and I was drawn to the boyish, earthy qualities of the fabrics I chose.  So…I started a Turning Twenty batiks quilt for my two boys…and the quilt top is finally finished.  The backing is ready.  I just need to put it together 🙂  I WILL do that soon!  Here’s a little peek:

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The next project is a Zig Zag quilt (without piecing triangles), using a tutorial by Crazy Mom Quilts.  I have all the fabric cut and partially sewn.  The quilt top is ready to be put together now.  I chose whites, blues and browns…thinking that this quilt might be gifted to the family’s summer home on the beach.  Maybe (ha ha ha) I will get to it by NEXT summer 😉

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My next two “projects” are more like dilemmas…what to do with this amazing fabric?!  I have a ton of Anna Maria Horner that needs a complimenting quilt design…and I have been collecting all the red and aqua fabric I can find (this pic just shows some of it) to finally make a much desired “raqua” quilt…again, I need a design.  Hmmm.  I have been staring at these fabrics for months.  What to do, what to do.  Any suggestions?! 

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Ok….so, I have a lot to accomplish…and this is just the beginning of ALL that I want to get done.   There’s the robot quilt that I am planning on making for Jack(based on this GREAT quilt I found on flickr), a new fall bag, an attempt on hexagons like these and since November is my month at Bee Modern quilting bee, I need to get my act together and decide on what kinds of blocks I want the girls to make, and what fabric to use…not much time to figure it all out given that I need to buy the fabric, cut it up, divide it and send it to 15 girls all across the globe!  ah well.  I’ll get there.  One project at a time 🙂

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Crayon Rolls, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

I am so glad to finally be posting these!!!! It took me a couple weeks to get all the cutting and sewing done…but I think it was worth it 🙂
I used this tutorial: Skip to my Lou which was super easy to follow 🙂
I made mine a little different, and had I been sewing during the day when lighting was good, I would have photographed my progress. Instead of using interlining, I used a light organic cotton batting. And instead of ties, I just sewed in some elastic. I figured these were for very young children who don’t yet know how to tie. I still can’t figure out why SOME of my elastic loops would end up twisting when all rolled up. I so carefully placed the elastics when sewing…I just can’t figure it out! Oh well, most of them were straight and neat. Lastly I skipped the ric rac…how dare I right?! LOL. Well, I needed them to be as simple as possible as I had to sew 30 of them!!!!
Anyway, back to Sophie’s quilt…yes, baby girl Sophie Alexandra was born just a few days ago, and three weeks early I might add!!! The quilt is going to be a little late I’m afraid, but I think Meg will understand! Welcome to the world baby girl 🙂

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