Monday, March 22, 2010

Baby Announcement & Blocks for Barb

Like Carrie, I was a little nervous about this block because I've never done paper-piecing before. I love how the blocks turned out, though.

This first one had a plan as far as the placement of the fabrics so it's a little more balanced than the second one.

I had to be more creative with the second block so that I wouldn't run out of fabric. It's definitely a bit more random.

Am I the only one who does "practice" blocks to keep for myself before putting together the actual blocks? This time, I was so glad that I did because I made a few mistakes that would have been disastrous if I hadn't had extra fabric on hand. Here are the two "Map of the States" blocks that I made for me. I also have blocks that I made with these fabrics to match the January and February blocks. I think I'll probably put them together when I have a total of twelve, so I'll end up with three quilts at the end of the Quilting Bee!

And, because I know you all want to know if our little one finally made his appearance, here's a picture of Warren Charles "Charlie" at one month old:

Charlie made his arrival early on the morning of February 12th during the biggest snowstorm in Dallas, Texas history--12 1/2 inches of snow! He weighed 7 lbs., 11 ou. and was 21 1/2 inches long. He's a very easy baby so far, and the whole family is enjoying him!


  1. Beautiful!! Oh, and the blocks are pretty too!

  2. What a cutie-pie he is!
    Great blocks, I'm feeling inspired to get off my butt and get started on mine!

  3. Babies! Congrats. The blocks are beautiful!

  4. Congratulations on the beautiful baby! (And I love the blocks too!) Keep up the great work!

  5. Congratulations! He is a keeper :)