Friday, February 20, 2009

Mosaic Baby and Parker Baby

Every once in a great while I am patient, and sometimes it pays off. The top picture is made from the tiny HSTs left over from my Another Mosaic quilt top. They finish at 1" square. I have a pattern I have wanted to make for some time, but was put off because I'd have to make 60 little tiny 1" finished HSTs with the same background print. I double sewed the corners of the Another Mosaic quilt top, so I just had to square up 60 of them. Ha--like how simple I make that sound?...just square up 60 of them.

So over the last two evenings I pieced the above top. I am calling it Mosaic Baby. The original name of the pattern is Cotton Seeds. It's about 24" square. I am going to hand quilt it and put it somewhere in my home, probably in my sewing/school room.

The bottom picture (below the Mosaic Baby, so named because it is an offspring of the Another Mosaic top) is my first Parker baby. He was worth the wait, too. I'll let you interpret that as you will. It's all good. Isn't he handsome? This is my seldom-seen oldest child. I took this picture for his Facebook profile tonight. I am not a picture-taking mama. But here he is. I am very proud of him. He's a great guy. So many good qualities.

Hope you all have a good evening and enjoy YOUR babies, quilts or otherwise!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another Mosaic Top Finished

Above is my Another Mosaic quilt top. It is not very large. Perfect for a small throw. The close up picture at the bottom shows the border treatment. Makes me think of curtains...which are now window treatments. Anyway...

This is the block that is second from the left in the top-most row.

I already have a quilting design and recipient in mind.

My 3rd daughter had her tonsils out this AM. In addition to the normal pain with such a procedure, she has a nasty deep diagonal cut on her tongue that is puffy. Yikes!

Please be praying for her quick recovery.