Wednesday, March 03, 2010

March - A Busy Month!

I have all kinds of things lined up for the month of March! - A UFO to finish - A baby quilt for a new member of our family - A quilt for the challenge at our Guild - And some more blocks that I just can't resist making.

First let me show you the beginnings of the baby quilt. I am calling it 'Rubber Duckie'. Every time I work on this one I can hear Ernie from Sesame Street singing the rubber duckie song. Do you remember it? "Rubber Duckie, you're the one, You make bathtime lots of fun....." I am going to machine applique this one. I have all the duckies cut out and ironed onto the backings. I will machine them tomorrow. I have also finished 6 of the 13 alternate blocks. They will all be in different shades of blue. Got to have this one done by the 14th of this month!

Then there is my UFO to finish for this month. The number 2 was pulled by Patchwork Penguin and that number corresponds with my 'Bear Quilt'. I don't know where this pattern came from. All I know is that I have all the pieces cut and most of the bears are done. I just have to do some embroidery for the eyes and nose. I don't know what caused me to put this one away without finishing it. Oh, well, at least I found it with all its fabric - just missing the pattern, but that is not unusual for me.

I can't show you the challenge quilt because it is a secret. I still have to quilt it and put binding on it. That will happen soon, I hope!
I have been seeing the following block on many blogs this month. Apparently it's a weekly sew-along. I did not join it because I figured I already had too much to do this month. I don't have the pattern for this block either, but I saw it on several blogs and I just made it the way I thought it should be. It's a 12-inch block. I don't think I am going to do one every week, but if any of them look interesting, I think I'll make it. I used kids fabrics (horses in this case). This will probably become a small quilt or wall hanging.
There are several other things that have caught my fancy this month. I hope to get them done so I can show them to you. Better get back to my sewing machine if I want to do all that. Later.......




8 comments:

Pat said...

Hetty....if you click on the Jelly Roll block logo on my sidebar, you can be taken to the blog that will be posting these block patterns. There will be two a month (two weeks apart). The first one was March 1. You did a great job by using that horse fabric!

Barb said...

You are a busy gal...and I love your jelly roll block...like how you put the horses heads in the small squares.

LizzieJane said...

My goodness you have your hands full. You are certainly going to be busy. I do remember the rubber ducky song. My daughter used to sing it over and over again. Love the horse fabric.
x

The Calico Cat said...

Cute duckies! I can't wait to see that one finished.

Vicki said...

I love the horse block especially the work that you did to fussy cut the little horses heads.

I have a question for you Hetty, when you do embroidery for the eyes and nose on the teddy bear, do you do it on the quilt flimsy or once you have finished putting the quilt together? Also what embroidery stitches do you use to create the eyes and nose? Thanks :-).

Jenn Maruska said...

Wow - you sure are busy! I really like the little bear. : )

nicolette said...

Those cute little duckies make me feel like Spring!

You have so much plans for this month Hetty... good luck!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the bear and the duckie is gonna be great!