Monday, January 18, 2010

Design Wall Monday time again

I know I missed last weeks Design Wall Monday but it wasn't because I was slacking. I've been busy here, I just didn't have time to post. As it is this post isn't going up until nearly 8 p.m.

S. turned the big 1 0 this week so a good chunk of Friday was spent baking and decorating the cake then taking all of the kids and one close family of friends to Chuck E. Cheese for most of the afternoon. I love homeschooling. We had most of the place to ourselves since we got there around 2 while all the public school kids were locked up counting down the minutes until their weekend furlough.

My mom had a major house fire that left her house uninhabitable. Fortunately, she wasn't home at the time but she did lose one of her dogs to the fire and one other suffered serious smoke inhalation. The fire didn't make it to her bedroom or office but smoke and water damage took their toll on the contents of both rooms. She lost a lot but has insurance to cover the contents and rebuilding. My aunt has been kicking fanny taking care of things for my mom. She and a friend have cleaned out whatever could be saved, took care of the dogs, buried the one that was lost, took copious pictures for the insurance company and got a contractor friend to come up with a plan for rebuilding, all while my mom was out of town.

In the last week, I've gotten one baby quilt top almost done-"Bubblegum Baby." I just need to put on the last border then it's ready for sandwiching. I was hoping to only have to replace the skirt and pants on S.'s swimsuit but the original material is too faded for the new pieces to look right so I have to make a whole new suit. I've got the skirt and pants cut out so I have to do the rest. Z. will also need a new suit so I got the fabric for that today at JoAnn's.

I got the fabric for the back of Tooty Fruity but that quilt is on hold until I finish the baby quilts and swimsuits. (That's the fabric I got busted on in the last post. But I'm really impressed with how quickly it arrived. They called me in the morning and it was on my doorstep the next day. Go Z & S Fabric!)

Finally, I can't decide which log cabin color combination to use for the second baby quilt-pink and white or black and white. Any suggestions?

If you haven't already, check out the other Design Wall Monday posts on Judy's site.


Krista said...

Pretty quilt. For the new one, I like the look of the black & white - especially with the bit of pink in it. The pink with the black/white print just doesn't really work for me.

That said, I'm not sure how I feel about a black baby quilt.

Helpful, aren't I? :)

Kare said...

I vote for the first one with the black, white + a touch of pink!

KatieQ said...

The black and white log cabin block is beautiful. I saw a black and white baby quilt with splashes of primary colors in a quilting magazine recently. I think you should go for it.

Diane said...

I like black,white with some pink to give it some pop.
This is advise given by someone who can't seem to get 'Pink for girls Blue for boys and Yellow/Green if you don't know' out of her head.

Ivani said...

the black and white with the center pink for me is the one.
Lovely baby quilt. Hugs

Anonymous said...

I like both options, but I see you've decided on the black and white. Can't wait to see if finished.

itS Me said...

i like it

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