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Wednesday 12 March 2014

Works In Progress Wednesday

I'm working on a baby quilt.

The quilt is super simple, with a vertical stripe of patches that are made mostly from baby girl dresses.

I started this quilt with the intention to donate it. I've wanted to make a quilt for Project Linus ever since I got a blanket from them when my son was born, but I am also considering donating this one to the annual Spring Fling school fundraising auction. 

 I made a wonky star (emphasis on the wonky) to be appliqued onto the blanket after I quilt it. 

Yes, I see the wrinkles. Maybe every WIP Wednesday I should just post pictures of wrinkled fabric and say, "I NEED TO IRON THIS!! AND THIS!" There is no end to the ironing to be done. I should really put a couple of tablespoons of corn starch in my spray bottle to stiffen things up!

I have been sick lately, first with a head cold and then with a bronchial illness and a barking cough. I am so lucky that I am living in a house built by a Finnish man. We have a sauna and I have been lighting it almost every day to warm up and breathe steam with eucalyptus and 100 Flowers oil.

Thankfully all of the animals are well. This is Bessie tandem nursing her twin does, who had to be bottle fed for their first four days. They are now big and healthy and Bessie is doing a good job caring for them.

Time for a cup of steaming ginger tea.

Thanks for reading!


  1. So sorry to hear you are sickly! Your Dad is suffering from the exact symptoms. He went to the doctor today and had to get a breathing treatment (too bad we don't have a sauna-the results are probably much the same)! I actually have been reading all of your blogs - back to the very first one. It is such a sweet visit! I was so surprised that while I was reading you were posting and when I clicked on 2014 this new entry popped up. A serendipitous gift! Hope you feel better soon. Sent two boxes in the post today (with a little surprise for you). Hugs and kisses XOXOXO

    1. Thank you Mom, I think I've got a case of mild pneumonia. I hope it goes away soon! I have to stop being a workaholic and rest. I have practically moved in to the sauna and I'm drinking gallons of water and tea. I can't wait to get the mail! XOXO

  2. Great colors on this quilt Emily, it will be awesome when done!

  3. I really like this idea of the stripe. Are you going to put the wonky star on tge same side?

    1. I think I will put the wonky star on the same side as the stripe - I was considering making a couple more stars, too. I don't have the backing picked out yet, though, so who knows! So much for planning ahead :)



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