Saturday, January 19, 2013

Do. Good Stitches Again

Hey everyone! I'm still here! The babies are doing great and growing every day. They have learned how to say 'Ah Goo', roll from tummy to back and back to tummy, and sit for a few seconds on their own. They love eating solid foods and when I get on the floor and roll around with them.
Mason (top) is a serious little boy anytime technology is in front of him (like a camera) so I rarely catch him smiling, but when he's not distracted by gadgets he's a very happy guy. Ronan (bottom) is a ham and likes to entertain us with his chattering and giggles. He's almost always smiling except when he is hungry (he thinks he's starving).

The past few months have flown by what with the holidays and the schedule I have to keep with the twins. I have managed to get into my sewing room all of two times, but those two times were lovely. I decided to join Do. Good Stitches again to force myself to take time to sew. It's hard as a new mom to peel myself away from the babies but D.GS is worth it and I love that I'm sewing with my buddy Hollie again!

This time around I'm a sewer instead of a quilter which means that each month I make 2 blocks for the quilter of the month. What did I make you might ask? Well...I don't have much to show for my efforts in December. For some reason I never took pictures of the finished blocks.

Hope Do Good Stitches December

These blocks were made using this tutorial by Little Miss Shabby. The grey, white, and black prints and solids were trimmed in pink or orange.

January's blocks were made using this tutorial by Modify Tradition. We were asked to make the quatrefoils using bright solids with a white background. I ended up making both of my blocks with the same color scheme to minimize the amount of time needed for cutting.

Hope Do Good Stitches January

I'm hoping my yellow doesn't stand out too much in the quilt because it sure photographed a bit louder than the other colors I used in my blocks.

I really appreciate Hollie getting me back into the sewing room! Thank you all for reading and hanging with me even though I don't get to check in very often!

Happy Quilting!