While I have probably only completed half of the tasks I set before myself , I am gaining ground (if you overlook that a new month of BOM's has just begun) hee hee he.
I completed a baby quilt for Brayden. None too soon as he is set to arrive next Saturday, the 7th of September by C-section. He will be by daughter's third to arrive that way and our first grandson!!!
I found these two adorable deer patterns over at Shape Moth and got to work on making a very simple quilt for our little dear. I love love Joanna's patterns!!!
I got three of my Pile 'O Fabric Skillbuilder blocks done :
I set to work on my July and August castle blocks that I am doing from Ula Lenz's castle BOM. I started with the Princess castle and hated one of the colors I used. Man I hate that!!!
I had originally thought to use the light cream again that is on the left where the frogs are above the princesses in the tower but was afraid it might be too washed out so I went with the darker purple. I really regretted that I opt to do that as it just didn't appear to be right. I hate ripping it immediately apart so I set to work on the gnome castle instead. I always like how it works out so I made the August block for it also. Here is how it turned out.
I could tell from this castle that I was right that the dark purple of the princess castle needed replaced for sure so I set to ripping it apart, salvaging what I could and remaking the parts I needed to change. Here is the corrected castle as it is today.
Although it slowed down progress...it was worth the necessary time it took to switch the colors. I couldn't convince the same frogs to move into the castle so now some dragons live precariously close to the princesses in the lower towers. I believe they look rather jolly so I think the ladies shall having nothing to fear.
This brings my to do list to look like this now:
- Pile O Fabric Skillbuilder blocks
Broken Arrow Diamond Carat Gnome Castle
- Surprise Castle
re-do Fairy Princess Castle Gnome Castle
- Surprise Castle
Fairy Princess Castle
to August 31st.
it close I know
6. Finish Brayden's name quilt that I started way before he had a name
and have yet to complete.
Of course, I haven't got the courage to add my Sept BOM's to the list right yet as I want to just believe I am making progress for a while longer. I know I can only fool myself for so long but hey it is only Sept 1st so I will bask in my ignorance a while longer.
In the meantime, a friend from work let me borrow her Go Baby for a while and will be using it to cut up some fabrics into an array of shapes and sizes. She had about 12 dies to go with it and I can not say enough good things about how easy it is to use.
Dear Santa ,
I have been a very good girl this year!!!