I have been very busy getting some quilts made for Jonah, Abigail and the new baby (expected Dec. 7). We will be taking care of Jonah while my DIL is in the hospital and we don't know exactly when we will get the call (obviously). We're going to be partially packed so when they call, we can leave ASAP. The neighbors will stay with Jonah until we get there - it's a 6 hour drive.
When Jonah was born I made a regular baby quilt and a play quilt, so I thought I better do the same for the new baby. However, when we were on our trip, we saw a construction panel at a quilt shop and since Jonah's new bedroom has a construction mural on the wall, I had to get this panel. This is now finished and it will be good to have something special for the "big brother." Here is the front.
And here is the back. One of my other DILs had gotten this map fabric a long time ago, but had never used it, so she gave it to me and I thought it would work well for the backing.
We will be spending Christmas in Florida with another son, DIL & Abigail. I had bought this panel for a girl's play quilt and Abigail with get this for Christmas or her birthday (Dec. 27). I don't know if you have ever looked for this type of panel, but it seems like it is easier to find panels for boys than for girls. I was actually looking for a doll house type that had a view from the side not the top. I don't know if she will know what these things are or not.
Another project was stockings for 2 of my DILs. Last Christmas I kind of made fun of one DIL's Christmas "stocking" because it really wasn't a stocking it was some kind of leather bag that they got in Africa and it was huge! Her response was: "Well nobody has made me a real stocking." Well.....obviously, I had to make her a stocking. And I was pretty sure Abigail's mother didn't have one either, so I made her one. I found these kits in Idaho on a "Sale" table (I always seek out the sale section) and each kit had 6 fat quarters in them. By using muslin for the lining, I was able to get 2 stockings out of one kit!
I thought I would show how I have been basting quilts. I have some tables that I set up in the garage and I have been spray basting the quilts. In the picture I have the quilt top folded back so I can spray the basting stuff on the batting. I do one half at a time. However, I just basted a baby/lap quilt with straight pins because Joan at Keeping you in Stitches said she does that. It sure is more economical than spray basting, because it is free!
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