Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What I’ve been doing

No White Wednesday post for me today.  Just thought I would poke my head in and let you know what I’ve been up to lately.  My daughter is going on a school trip to Costa Rica for Spring Break so she signed up to do a little fund raising as we told her that she needs to contribute to the cost of this trip.  Her money making “gig” is delivering phone books and she has recruited me to be her driver.  So that is what I have been doing the last several days.  She ambitiously signed up for two routes and we are about 1/3 into the second route now.  Hopefully we can finish in the next couple days.

I did take a little break from delivering phone books to finish up a little project I started.  My son’s guitar teacher  and his wife had their first baby on Sunday (Valentine’s baby) and I wanted to make them a little gift.  They knew that they were having a baby girl so I was super excited to use some of my pretty pink rose fabric scraps to make this.

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The pattern is really easy.  It’s called “log jammin".”  Similar to Log Cabin, but way easier as you just use strips in whatever size you want.  So much fun to be quilting again.DSCF0646

I love that this has both vintage and newer vintage style rose fabrics. Not your traditional baby quilt, but I’m sure they will be surprised by the sentiment.

Heading over to Stars & Splendid today to take a few things. I sold a table (yeah!) so I have to do a little rearranging.

It’s a beautiful sunny day here in Oregon. I hope that wherever you are you enjoy your day!

29 comments:

My Casa Bella said...

It is absolutely beautiful, you say its easy but it looks very tedious to me...lol. I love it!!!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

That little blanket is 2die4. You did a wonderful job, I know they will love it. Who wouldn't. I especially love roses and your placement of roses and other fabrics are gorgeous.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Pat

Pallas said...

What a pretty little rose quilt. It will be perfect for a little girl's room for many years.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

hope to connect with you this a.m. at Stars!

Rebecca said...

You know...I keep seeing all this beautiful but plan stuff out there and so when I find something with PINK ROSES it just calls out my name! I love love love this!

xoRebecca

Sheila said...

I think your quilt will be that little ones favorite blankie for a long time.. I have made two quilts if you want to call them that. ONe was a photo quilt i made for my mom and dad on their anniversary. The other was a rag quilt. It was fun.. Great that your helping your daughter on her book delivery.

Birgit said...

Wow! What a wonderful quilt! I love it. It`s perfect.
xox Birgit

Stacy said...

That is so beautiful, and bless you for having so much patience!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lisa, your baby quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a sweet gift! It's beautiful! Love the patterns you have chosen.
I would love to learn to do quilting. My daughter took a class when she was 12. I don't think she remembers that much.

Debbie

Jill said...

I'm so in love with that quilt...sigh. Those fabrics are wonderful!
Hugs,
Jill

NicNacManiac said...

This is gorgeous...now I think I have a thing for roses as well...beautiful fabrics!!
Hugs, xOxO Nerina

one gal's trash said...

Gorgeous baby girl quilt. It was fun to see you today...you looked so pretty and springy! Hope the phone book delivery went well. You're a good mama.
xoxo
Pam

Marilyn said...

A beautiful day in Oregon and a very beautiful baby quilt.

Elyse said...

ooh, i love the mix of fabrics. my dining room is becoming full of that: vintage + cath kidston + antiques. as long as there are florals, right?

valentine baby & parents are sure to swoon over this heartfelt gift for sure!

xo
elyse

Rochelle said...

What a lovely baby quilt...I am sure they are going to love snuggling her up into it! So adorable!
Cheers
Rochelle

Time Worn Style said...

that is a really beautiful quilt, well done!
alicia

King family said...

Simply beautiful! Great idea for the smaller pieces of rose fabric. I love it and know baby girl will too.

Kim G. said...

LOVE the baby quilt Lisa! So sweet!

Lori said...

What a great idea for a quilt, I have never heard of log jammin'. Looks great!

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

What a wonderful gift. Lot's of love put into that one! Hey check out my 200th post giveaway!M.

vintage flair1 said...

What a beautiful quilt,and what great patience!!
Well done!!
Bridie x

Martha's Favorites said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. That is one lucky baby. Blessings, Martha

Into Vintage said...

Lisa - that little quilt is just beautiful and I bet those new parents will keep it forever -- a future family heirloom. Hope you're doing well - *loving* the sunshine! -amy

Secondhandrose said...

the quilt is a beauty and so thoughtful. Come for a visit.
karen

Susan said...

I love all your displays!! What beautiful things you have!

Come Junk With Us said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Florence said...

Lisa where did you get that pattern? I love it. Florence

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Soooo soooo pretty, Lisa!!!

You are so talented!! What a lovely gift to give.

xoxo
becky