Some of This, Some of That

No Slow Sunday stitching this week as I'm packing to go on a retreat, leaving the guest room and bathroom ready for company Wednesday when I come back and leaving the kitchen ready for DH to be on his own for three days. Phew!  My Mom is going on retreat with me, and then I'll be bringing her home with me for her "clean-up" surgery (that's what the dr called it) on Thursday morning.

So for some stats.  I used a yard for one baby quilt I'm working on and 1.75 on another baby quilt. Totally different quilts. So my total YTD is 38.39 yds out.  

On my design wall - the center of one of the baby quilts:
This is an antique rose star block I read about on Mary Huey's blog. Click here to read about it.  I was so enchanted with it I bought the template set.  It is easier than I thought.  And it makes a big star - 20" point to Point; 18" side to side.  Check it out.  All one needs is one star to make a baby quilt.  Yes, I make smaller baby quilts - not crib quilts - baby quilts.  As a mom and grandma of two preemies, I've discovered that the 30- 36 inch quilts are much easier to use with newborns and under one year olds in bassinets and play pens, strollers or car seats, so that's what I gift to new parents. For this star I'm planning to put rows around it and eventually triangles with a finishing border. And since here in CA we have such hot summers, probably just fabric for the back instead of flannel.

I still havent' done the elephant's eyes so maybe at retreat that will be my applique on Tuesday.  I'm going to link to Judy's Patchwork Times, Lyn's BOMs Away, and Esther's WoW.  See you there for lots of eye candy.

Bye for now!


What a fun block for a baby quilt Angie! And I agree that the smaller size is perfect for the little ones :) Enjoy the retreat!!!
that is a nice looking block - have fun at the retreat - is the "clean up" surgery for you or your mom - good luck either way
Kate said…
Beautiful block for a baby quilt!
What an interesting block! It will make a great medallion.
Karen H said…
Mary's blog is so interesting and informative. I love your star that you made with the templates. The colours are so pretty and the design (it goes without saying) is fabulous! Hope you and your Mom enjoy the retreat!
What a great block. I'm not sure I've seen that design before. Have FUN, FUN, FUN!!
judith said…
Hope you and mom have a great time and good things come to you both when you return as well. I am not sure I have seen this block before, but the templates are going on my wish list for sure. Thank you for sharing Mary's post.
desertskyquilts said…
Enjoy your retreat. They are always fun. I like your baby quilt center and look forward to seeing the finished project.
Mary Huey said…
Great block and I love the idea of using it as a medallion -- has me thinking, thinking, thinking!! Thanks for trying out my Set-In Piecing Simplified workshop DVD!!
Carrie P. said…
really neat block.
the retreat looks like a lot of fun.
Mary Huey said…
Thanks for linking up with "I'm a Fearless Y-seam Warrior"!!