Well, week one is officially in the books here at my private getaway, complete with plastic pillows, bland chicken sandwiches, and yes, a little smidgen of sewing squeezed somewhere in between belly monitoring, ultrasounds, aquatic therapy, and the occasional 20 foot excursion to the water cooler. I can’t complain! Heck, feed me pureed meatloaf, cause I can’t remember the last time sat and sewed, uninterrupted, for longer than 60 minutes, let alone conquered 3 fabric-related projects in a single week!
This first project, well, I’m nowhere near finishing, but am off to a great start! Made a second Spinning Star block today, the one in purple, for the Innocent Crush quilt I’m making for my bed. I AM LOVING IT! Doesn’t match my room a lick, but who cares. I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be worth just redecorating the whole room around anyway. Goodbye pale blue British Colonial, hello luscious berry boudoir!
I’m paper piecing these guys, thanks to a kick-butt quilt design software called EQ7 that enables me to design blocks, and actually print off foundation paper piecing templates with the click of a button. [Enter: choir of angels singing Hallelujah Chorus].
Got a nice little labeling system going, so I can cut out a slew of pieces at once, keep them organized, and then quickly grab them while sitting at my machine. In fact, my whole set up has turned out to be pretty ideal for paper piecing! Thanks to the pull out workspace, my bedside table, and a rolling stool, I cranked this block out, and can’t wait for tomorrow! My sewing room at home probably a little jealous.
Hmm, what else. Oh, a diaper bag! I made a second Multi-Tasker Tote in another favorite Field Study combo. It’s all packed with teenie tiny little jammies, hats, preemie diapers, and a couple of cozy blankets, to help us keep these little boys snug when we’re finally ready to go home. I know, a little odd that I have it hanging on the IV pole! At first I thought about venturing out to the courtyard to try and make this look like a “normal” photo shoot, and then I decided, heck! I’m here, so I might as well be real! :)
ALSO (I know, it’s getting annoying now), I free motion quilted a baby quilt for my good friend, who pieced the super cute argyle top herself, but needed some help with basting and quilting. I just did a loose meandering stipple, but still, in the hospital, without my extension table or gloves, seemed nothing short of miraculous.
Well that’s my week! Feeling unbelievably grateful…and anxious, and nervous, and hopeful. I so appreciate all of your prayers and well wishes, and can’t wait to give you more of a baby update…look for one in the coming week. :)