Monday, September 10, 2012

woven stars quilt started and baptism

Friday I got a bunch of fabrics in the mail from Tonya's FB group here
I just couldn't wait to cut into it! here is the pile all washed and ready!
Sunday after church, our church had a picnic and baptism at Jordan Lake, my son got baptized!
(How cool is it to say he got baptized in the Jordan- like Jesus! -just a different Jordan)
Here's our pastor on the left and my husband on the right getting ready to dunk him down.
A very happy and emotional day- of course I cried :-)

Before the baptism we had a picnic, Sonja just hung out and slept.

Of course I DID get to cut into the fabrics this weekend!
here's the quilt I'm making- and making a pattern for it too.

I was able to finish all the foundation piecing this weekend

ready to cut out!

this is what they look like when trimmed

and here's what the star block will look like.
Again here it's all pastels and wash together, but we'll see.
(I really need to be patient and order a solid to go with fabrics like these and incorporate them, when will I learn?)

Here's the little cutie pie.

again in her swing.
I know I show a lot of pictures of her in the swing, she's really not in there all day as it may seem, it's just when I have my hands free and am able to take a picture or two.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22 Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -July and August sent out
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -september sent
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE! missing label
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green quilt top- fabric arrived for backing
#44 (june) - circle in a star purple batik- black fabric is here
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- working on first block
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - august sent out and received
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- Most of the border is done
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- blocks done
#50(July) Lorax quilt- top done
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- pieces cut out
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- fabrics ordered
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - started cutting and piecing quilt


Hillbilly Tonya said...

That is way cool to be Baptized in the Jordan!! I would cry too.

Love that you are getting started so quickly. The large flowers look good I think!

Needled Mom said...

Congratulations to you and your son. It is a wonderful celebration.

Do I see a start of a little smile there??? She is so sweet.

Janet O. said...

What a special baptism!
Your little gal is so cute--never tire of seeing her sweet face.
I admire your foundation piecing. I always try to avoid that, but I know you will get beautiful, precision results!

Kelli said...

That is some list, Bea! Wow, you sure manage to get lots done with a baby in tow. The quilt is going to be gorgeous. Love the fabrics and will be fun to see it come together. So happy for your son and your family on his baptism. Cool!! xoxo

Barbara Woods said...

we love pictures of her

StitchinByTheLake said...

How fun that your son was baptized in the Jordan. :) I actually got to visit the real Jordan about a year and a half ago and renewed my baptismal vows there - very emotional! blessings, marlene

Wendy B said...

she's gorgeous Bea! and what a wonderful special, meaningful and memorable! (even if it was a pseudo-Jordan River!!!) LOL
You have been sooo busy this year with your stitching on earth did you fit it all in!?!
xox sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Michele said...

Sweet, sweet, and so very sweet.