Monday, May 16, 2011

New Project

I've been hoping to start on a quilt for Gareth's bed for a while now (he currently uses his baby quilts which, while they still cover him, look a little silly on the bed). I'm planning on making a log cabin quilt and the one I like uses really small blocks. The center squares start out at 1 3/4" and the finished blocks are 3 3/4". I found a great quilt shop close by and purchased the first fabric for it the other day:

I've got limited funds each month to put toward this project, so I've got to buy the fabric piecemeal. I'm expecting to use sixteen or so fabrics overall. In order for this to not take forever, I'll probably do all the piecing and then pay someone to quilt it. I simply do not have the machine quilting skills (or the tools that'd make it easier) in order to do it myself, and hand quilting would probably leave me finishing it as he graduates from high school. Hopefully I'm not biting off more than I can chew!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lettuce, Carrots, and Apple Blossoms

Our lettuce, chard and carrots are up!

Ryan was quick to tell me that he didn't think the lettuce would fill him up. The apple blossoms are starting to pop out as well - some of the blossoms on the upper boughs have actually opened, but all the lower ones are tightly closed still.

And, because I never got around to an Easter post, here's Gareth in his new apron: