Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Maggie Monday...er...Tuesday!

This past weekend, I got to celebrate my first Mother's Day.  Maggie and I did our usual morning routine, then when we came downstairs, I found a little surprise waiting for me.  It turns out that Maggie had been conspiring with my grandmother, her great grandmother, to get me little present.

Then my brother and sister-in-law came over with my nephew, Lucas, and we went for a walk at the waterfront.

Maggie and Mommy

Lucas and his dad, Jeff

My life has changed A LOT since becoming a mom on April 1.  Maggie is the sunshine of my life, to steal a phrase from Stevie Wonder.  It is still a little unbelievable that she came from me.  Of course, there are times that she drives me crazy, but I haven't wanted to hide under the covers...yet. :)

More to come,

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

My First Quilt - Part 3

On the Design Wall...

I finally got all the blocks pieced for the quilt I am making my sister.  Here is what it looks like on the design wall.

Blocks, not joined & sashing strips

Don't mind the shelves in the background...I'm a teacher who has been out of the classroom for 2 years, and those are boxes of books for my classroom library!  :)

Blocks pieced together

I had previously decided to make the quilt smaller than the pattern calls for, by making only 25 blocks.  As this quilt was (is?) a gift to my sister for her 25th birthday, 24 blocks will make up the quilt top and there will be one block pieced into the back.

So far, so good!  Now to join the rows to the sashing and I will have my first official quilt top!

More to come,

Monday, May 05, 2014

Maggie Monday!

Welcome to Maggie Mondays!!

This will be a returning series, since part of what I do now is be a mom to Maggie.

Maggie was born on April 1, 2014.  Here she is minutes after being born via c-section (not my first choice, but you deal).

Love at first site!

Maggie was 7 lbs, 12 oz and 19.5 inches of pure joy!

Here she is at 1 month old, 8 lbs, 9 oz.

More to come,

Saturday, May 03, 2014

My First Quilt - Part 2

Before my abrupt departure from the blogosphere, I started sharing the very first quilt I started.  It is called the Blonde Redhead and I found it in Quilty (a magazine for beginner quilters). {P.S., I LOVE Quilty!! <3}

It is made up of the Sister's Choice block.  Here are some pics of the first blocks I pieced...

As you can see, I chose the same colour combination that the pattern calls for.  At this point in my quilting journey I'm not very confident in putting together my own colour combinations.

I am making this quilt for my sister...and I'm still not done!

More to come,