Saturday, March 23, 2013

{36 weeks} Eeek!

No, that is not a giant kickball under my shirt.

Soon we'll get to finally meet these girls, and if you cannot tell, I'm about ready.
In fact, husband and I are getting ready to go on a walk and see if helps the contractions get stronger... yes, we're that close.
The next post you see will hopefully be of our new girls!

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A nursery built for {Twins}


 I know my posts have been few and far between as of late.  Please forgive me... my energy, motivation, and girth have been preventing me from doing much more than making it through each day, usually still in my pjs, with lots of resting and putting up of feet. But as you can see, I have accomplished a few things, like baby girl quilts!  And an almost put-together nursery!   So let's start here, with my favorite part, the quilts!

 (The chevron crib sheets are from Target!  One in grey, and one in pink!  Love them!)

All the fabrics were pulled out of my stash aside from the large "reads as solid" chunk on the right.  The colors I chose are meant to be feminine, but not overly girly... I love the grey and navy blue fabrics that make it a bit more sophisticated.  All 8 wonky blocks were made in one sitting thanks to my extremely awesome friend Jaclyn who pressed and cut while I sewed!  That gave me the motivation to buy the coordinating front fabric from my fav LQS and the flannel Riley Blake Chevrons for the backing!  Can I just say - high quality (non-Joanns) flannel is worth every penny to back a quilt!?  SO SOFT and does not pill up or get stiff.
 A bit of squiggly quilting with my walking foot for the large panel, and free-motion squares... in the squares!  I kept it somewhat sparse to maximize softness and drape - I hope the girls love them!

If you know me at all, I'm usually all about scrappy binding but these quilts called for a more subdued frame since the blocks are rather busy!  Heath by Alexander Henry in lavender purple, and another of my favorites... Aqua Midwest Modern II by Amy Butler, called "Floating Buds." 

 A couple embroidery hoops filled with scrap fabric from the quilts... plus two purple rain cloud hoops and two stinking adorable owl softies handmade by Jaclyn...


 ...turns a blank room into a nursery suited for two baby girls! 
Opposite (behind me) is a dresser with diaper changing area, thats it!  I guess I keep things simple.  Because once these girls arrive, NOTHING will be simple anymore!  haha!

Today (March 21st) I'm officially "full-term" at 36 weeks, belly pic coming soon!  Maybe I can even get Eli to be in one with me.  He kisses his baby sisters at least once a day and he loves to feel my belly then say "One kicked me!"

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin

Monday, March 11, 2013

Christmas in March?

I'm either 4 months too late or 9 months too early, either way all five stockings are D-O-N-E!!!! So happy to mark this project off my list!


From left to right they belong to:  Dad, Mom (that's me!) Eli, Baby sister A, Baby sister B.  
Yes, I saved a spot at the end for Hazel's doggie stocking, don't worry!



None of them are exactly the same color pallet, not even the twins... which I love!  I used mostly scraps, but decided to cut into my Pearl Bracelets for me and the girls.




What pattern did I use, you ask?  Its a super easy QAYG tutorial by Imagine Gnats.  Seriously, each stocking whips up in less than two hours plus they are lined!  If you start now, I think you could have one for every member of your extended family done by Christmas 2013!  

Moving on to Quilt Con!

How was it?!?!?  Who got to go? 
One of my readers, Marcia, was kind enough to take this shot of my quilt, Seaside Improv,  on display at the juried show.  How fun!  I've already received it back in the mail and its now on display in our living room.  It was in the "Improvisation" category... no prizes, but I'm just as honored to even have it on display among all the hundreds of AMAZING modern quilts!

Thanks for stopping by!
xo
Cristin