Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WIP Wednesday {Even More Baby Quilts}

So somehow I have three baby quilts going right now. How did that happen?

The Blue Breeze baby quilt is all quilted and should be finished for Friday! Hooray! No pics yet, but here it is all pinned:


I might have to go to the store to get some binding fabric for this one since I used all of the jelly roll strips I had in the top. I'm thinking cobalt blue -- what do you think?

And I started a Jelly Roll Jam 2 baby quilt (using fat quarters instead of a jelly roll) and here are all of the blocks laid out!


This was very fun, fast, and easy -- and I had to cut all of my 2.5 inch strips too!

I've also been working on my pink and brown version of the Bear Tracks pattern but to this point all I have done is cutting. Hopefully next week I'll have blocks (and maybe a top!) to show -- especially since the baby this one is for is due in two weeks! Eek!

In other news, I'm excited to share that today is my last day at my current job and I start my new job on Monday! I'll be working closer to home (hooray!) and will be going back into the lab working with nanoparticles (which is what I did in graduate school) and I am very excited about the change! It's always hard to close one chapter and start another, but it is definitely time for a change and a move up!

Happy WIP Wednesday!

15 comments:

  1. I think a cobalt blue would be a great binding for the blue quilt. So many babies! Baby quilts are definitely what pushed me into making more and more quilts, which is a delight. :) And congratulations on your new job, I hope it is a great change for you.

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  2. Yes, I vote cobalt blue too. And yay for your job! I only have two baby quilts in the works right now, and one of them just needs binding, hooray!

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  3. Your quilts are beautiful! I especially love that blue and white one! Is it made out of one jelly roll? Congratulations on your new job!

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  4. oh congrats on a job change! How exciting! I hope it is a smooth transition.
    LeeAnna

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  5. The cobalt blue would make a nice finish. Best wishes for success in your new job.

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  6. Wonderful news for you on the job front. Congratulations! And those little quilts are sooo cute! I "lerve" that pink and brown one to bits!

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  7. Hooray! for a shorter commute. Here's hoping that will translate into MORE time at the sewing machine for making those adorable quilts that you are churning out!!

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  8. Love the baby quilts and congrats on the new job!

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  9. Great idea for baby quilts. Good luck on job change. My next job change will be retirement next year after 30 yrs on same job.

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  10. Baby quilts are addictive and yours are both really sweet. Look forward to seeing them progress.

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  11. Congrats on the new job! Finishing one and starting new is always difficult but full of possibilities. Your baby quilts are beautiful.

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  12. Very cute baby quilts. Cobalt blue would be a great binding for the baby boy quilt. Congrats on the new job. Since you are working in your graduate area hopefully you'll get up to speed quickly and not have that "what next" feeling when starting in a new research area.

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  13. Good luck on the new job! That's exciting. Pretty little quilts-to-be. I do think cobalt blue would be a good choice to bind the blue one.

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  14. Had to get a closer look at Jelly Roll Jam 2. Love it!

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