Monday, December 2, 2019

Progress, at last

Hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!  Can't believe we are in December already!  And that it's been a month since I've posted--  EGAD... 

I have done some sewing, I'm happy to say.

I'll call this my November mini!  It's the baby quilt I decided to make for our newest grandson, Aiden.  This was a panel I found over the summer;  I sashed each block, although you'll probably note that one of the blocks doesn't match.  I RAN OUT of the panel blocks... so I scrounged around.  Can you find it?

And I found this great boy fabric for the backing!  Kids love to play with cars and now he'll have a track!

I went to my small quilt group last week and worked on a quick quilt I saw at my LQS so I bought some cute dalmation fireman fabric and whipped this up for a small boy.

I've also been plugging away at Barb's star swap (funwithbarb) and am half-way done!

My tuffett has been getting lots of use from the grandkids.  They sit on it, lie on it;  Eli even turned it over and sat on the bottom!

I had promised to post pictures of inspiration I found in beautiful paintings in Paris.  There was a fabulous Dégas exhibit at one of my favorite museums, the D'Orsay, which was a former train station in an earlier life.  This is the entry hallway!  There are spectacular statutes up and down that are truly breathtaking.  Even look at the ceiling!

The colors that Dégas interspersed amongst his dancers was fabulous, in my opinion.

Quilt patterns everywhere:

I'm still struggling with my Moda Blockheads II, not feeling happy with the "finished" product... hope to get to that this week...and will definitely post more this month!


  1. What a cute baby quilt !! ;))) Love your muffet...looks like someone else does too lol
    Hugs, Julierose

  2. Welcome back to Blogland. You were missed. Congrats on the newest addition to the family. Lovely family pictures. Paris is always so fascinating. ;^)

  3. Super cute baby quilt!! Thanks for sharing some travel photos, too

  4. Your last picture of the house was fascinating. I wish the house could tell of it's history. The style is from so long ago. It's older than America and it's still standing. What a lovely trip you must have had.

  5. Your quilt is cute! But, those paintings? Wow! I can only imagine how breathtaking they are in person!

  6. Congratulations on a new grandson. He's going to love his new quilt. I couldn't really find a block that didn't match. Great job. What's not to love in Paris. Degas's work is magnificent.

  7. I'm so happy to read this post! I was just going to e-mail you to see how you were doing! Aiden is going to love that little mini. And, I love the back too. I cannot believe how big Eli is. Hope all is well with the family and that your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

  8. BTW, I linked you into the mini post. I am doing Barb's stars too and I am done except for the photograph to post. That seems to be the hardest thing for me! Your stars are gorgeous! Love that purple one on top!

  9. Awe, your grandkids are so so cute! (jealous). What a fun boy baby quilt. It will be much loved for sure.
    Your tuffet is fabulous too - what fun. I have a kit to make a mini one.
    Your stars look fabulous - I'll take one of each :)

  10. Okay, I finally found the block that wasn't part of the original panel, but it took me a long time to find it, it blends in so well. Two very nice little boy quilts!
    Beautiful stars! I just want to paw through them all to see the fabrics, 'cause I am really liking what I can see in the photo.
    The tuffet looks very fun.
    Great shots from your Paris trip.

  11. Wow! You've been busy!! Boy does Eli look like Ben at that age?! cheers!