Sunday, March 02, 2008

Two finishes

Oh this weekend has been fun :) Well, as fun as it can get with a lot of laundry and cleaning to do! So, last Sunday I started making a baby quilt for a friend of mine who's having a baby girl. I had received the invite to her baby shower last Sunday, and thought, I must make her a quilt! Well, I used the Strip Twist pattern from Quiltville. I've been wanting to use one of Bonnie's patterns for a long time. I just love her website :D

So, I got the top blocks pieced last Sunday, and then got up early this Saturday to finish the quilt because the shower was that afternoon. I finished it 30 minutes before the shower. I then called the host of the shower to get directions and found out that, the shower is NEXT Saturday. Boy did I feel silly! At least I got her present done in time right? *wink*

The quilt is made completely from my stash! :D




Then I started and finished this little ornament in two days. I have loved this pattern since I saw it in the JCS 2007 Ornament magazine. It is called "fill with love" as you can tell :) I like how realistic it looks. I am not sure how I'll finish it yet.





I've been craving lasagna, and last summer I made the best lasagna EVER, and I'm making it again tonight! We invited friends over to help us eat it all :) If you love lasagna you must try this recipe out. It is from The Pioneer Woman, and she gives great instructions for the cooking challenged (ME). I've tried several of her recipes and they've all been good :D

20 comments:

Linen Stitcher said...

Oh my, I love that quilt! You must have some great quilting stash, because those fabrics are wonderful. Great colors, and the pattern you used looks fabulous! I'm sure it will be a much-treasured gift.

staci said...

What a gorgeous quilt! That is one lucky baby :) Isn't it the greatest feeling when you make a fabulous gift out of stash???

And I love that ornament too! Everytime I see it I want it too!!!

Dawn said...

That is a gorgeous quilt!! You did a fanastic job!:)

Sharon said...

Your baby quilt is gorgeous! Love your ornament too. Congrats on both.

Dani said...

What a great quilt! That's the next thing I'm going to learn ... when ever I have time that is :). I'm sure your friend will love it!

Hannah said...

Wow, Heather! Both are great as always :) I envy your quilting skills. The lasagna recipe sounds good, but I use my mom's and it's even EASIER! lol. I like easy. I'm making a "No-Fuss Meat Loaf" tonight :)

Itching To Stitch said...

I am in awe of the quilts you make, they are always so beautiful ;)

Kathy A. said...

Lasagna - did I hear lasagna - I'll be right over. How long does it take to drive from Arizona to Oregon???
Seriously, your baby quilt is just gorgeous. What a lucky little recipient.

Sonda in OR said...

The quilt is lovely...and the ornament is great, too. I've been meaning to stitch it myself.

Barbara said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt! And your ornament finish is adorable.

We also love lasagna. I have an old family recipe that I tend to stick to. ;) Might be just the thing for tonight's dinner...

Vonna said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and "Fill with Love" well I just love that one! :)

Wendy said...

What an awesome baby quilt and you finished it in time! I love your new little ornie too. Yummm, lasagna!

Cathy said...

I love the colors in the quilt!

Andrea said...

How cool that you can just make such a great present! And, awesome to be done early--even if it was by accident.

tkdchick said...

Whew! You got that quilt done just in timje its lovely! Great ornie too!

Jenna said...

That quilt is simply fantastic. I love all of the purples. ;) Congrats on being able to make it completely out of your stash!

I like your ornament, too. I've seen this on a couple of blogs and just might have to stitch it myself.

Von said...

Fabulous quilt, Heather!

I'll have to try making up the Pioneer Woman's lasagne. I had great luck with her steak sandwiches when I had a house full of men and boys over Christmas. :)

Marie-P said...

Hey!!!! I had to laugh (I am sorry) when I read that the shower was the following Staurday~good thing you called!
Great job on the beautiful baby quilt~
Getting a jump start of Christmas I see. :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful quilt! Glad you got it done it time!!!

MysteryKnitter said...

Beautiful quilt.