Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brown Baggin' It

On Monday, my life changed again.  Daughter Kris went back to work, and so did I.  I watch the kids while she works.  It's a great job, but it's been three years since I took care of an infant and I forgot how much time a little one can take.  I had figured that I could cut blocks for my brown bag quilt in the early morning before the kids arrived, and sew during the day when I had time since I'm doing the blocks by hand.  But I didn't realize that Kris starts work now at 8:30 instead of 9:00.  Doesn't seem like that would make too much of a difference, but that half hour is a big thing for me.  I've completed all the blocks that I had cut out.  So either tonight or early tomorrow morning, I need to cut a few more.  Here's what's done so far:
Block #1  Castles in the Air
Block #2  Coxey's

Block #3  Hunter's Star

Block #4  Nativity Star

Block #5 Album
So, the first 5 blocks are finished.  I have downloaded the instructions for the next two that I want to do.  Again, I found these blocks at Quilter's Cache.  The first one that I want do do is Solomon's Star.  I really love the look of this block.  I just have to decided which fabrics to use for this one.

The second block that I want to do is called Linda's Star.  Can you guess why I chose this one???  No really, I really loved the star in a star.  I have never seen a block like this.  And again, I haven't picked which fabrics to use, yet.  

So, basically I've been babysitting and just brown baggin' it.


Pat said...

I like the blocks you did so far. #3 and #4 are my favorites so far. You did a good job getting them done while caring for the kids!

antar said...

Hi Linda..Linked here from FB..Just wanted to say that your quilts are just beautiful..wish I had that talent..take care..sending hugs..starr

JustCindy said...

Great selection of blocks.

Barb said...

That Hunter's star looks all the blocks.