And here is my younger son meeting his niece for the first time with Autumn's proud daddy watching on. (Notice she is wearing the sweater I crocheted and blogged about in an earlier post (Aug 1, 2012).
Before the visit, I had wanted to make up some 27" square floor pillows for lounging in the living room. The fabric is an embroidered denim that I've had for quite a while.
The fabric was taking up space, the pillow forms were taking up more space, so voila, space taken up is now useful. I did need to buy zippers but I was able to finish the pillows before they arrived and here they are. They got used, too.
I also finished the flannel cover for the changing table pad. The pad did not arrive until the night before my granddaughter so there was some quick stitching in the late night to complete it in time.
While company was here I snuck in a bit of sewing. I made up two more burp cloths to gift to a friend of my son and daughter-in-law. I could not pass up the doggie print since the mom-to-be is a vet. I sent them back south with my daughter-in-law who is hosting the baby shower.
The balmy weather from the weekend held up after they left so I took photos of the finished Doll Quilt. The weather was quite breezy. Those are my husband's fingers you see at the top of the quit and his legs spread wide at the bottom so the quilt stayed somewhat vertical for the photo. The dolls' aprons are still fluttering in the breeze.
Here is a closeup of the back stitching. You can just make out the outline of the dolls and you can see the loops and hearts quilting pattern. The backing fabric was made by seaming together several strips of a border print fabric.
That's it for this week. Here are my stats.
- Doll quilt
- Two floor pillows
- Four burp cloths
- Cover for changing table pad
- Cooking - spiral ham, prime rib, spaghetti with sausages, sloppy joe, pancakes, fluffy egg casserole - whew!
- Cloth books for Easter - barely begun.
- Paper pieced block of the month- not even downloaded yet
Stats since last WIP post 2/27/13:
Completed projects - 7 + cooking
New projects - 2
Currently in progress - 5
Now I am off to check out what the rest of you have been up to at: