Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a quick project.

I was feeling inspired to sew the other day.  It was nice, I haven't been in the mood to sit at my machine lately.  It has been all about knitting, in case you haven't noticed!
Cutting a new quilt n
I pulled out an adorable layer cake of Farm Fresh by Riley Blake that I bought a few months ago, and I used a pattern called Crackle which is one of Aneela's latests.  When I saw it in her blog a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to make it. 
Crackle blocks
Now, a couple afternoons later, I have this cute baby quilt top!  It is a great pattern.  It uses a layer cake plus border fabric, and it cuts and sews up so quickly.  Just what I needed this week.  I don't have any plans to finish it up soon, it'll wait until after the New Year.
Crackle quilt top
On the homefront, we have had a pretty good couple of weeks.  I *think* I'm done Christmas shopping, cookies have been made, but I have yet to wrap gifts.  We finally got some real snow a few days ago, probably 4-6", and it was so pretty.  But it is gone now, and I think we are going to be having a green (rainy) Christmas this year.
Gorgeous snowy sunrise
The boys were all excited of course, and they clocked a few hours of playtime in the snow.  Finley loves to stand on the baseboard heating vents to watch them outside, it is the sweetest thing. 
Watching big brother in the snow
And last is a cute morning picture.  Lucky girl, she gets her big brother's hand-me-down sleepers. :) 
PJ's kinda day.
Hope you are having a nice week!  Only 4 days until Christmas!
xo, Ang

18 comments:

  1. We have two boys and a girl, and our girl is always running around in truck sleepers, orange striped shirts, green sweaters with frogs on them . . .anything that is neutral enough to get away with from my boys' clothes stash. Super cute.

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  2. That pattern is really nice looking. I checked it out on her blog. Your kids are adorable.

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  3. Aww, adorable. Love the snow shot. Unfortunately we don't get much snow around here in time for Christmas.

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  4. I LOVE the fabric picks for your version, it's going to be so home-y looking! :)

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  5. Your kids look so cute!! Thank you for sharing the Cackle pattern it looks like a good one to have around for impromptu sewing.

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  6. The photo of Finley on the heat register is the cutest ever!
    Love the Farm Fresh Crackle Angela!!

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  7. That quilt is awesome! I think I'm gonna try it ... after Christmas ... some time. ;)

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  8. Love! And that last picture is just adorable :)

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  9. I laughed when I saw little Miss' jammies, because I figured that's what was happening. :) I too love the Farm Fresh line, and this will be cute!

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  10. So cute! The quilt looks really pretty. :) The kids are so adorable, too... I'm wishing we had some snow but it looks like a rainy Christmas for us, too.

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  11. Lovely quilt, lovely pattern and colours. Your children are so cute! Merry Christmas

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  12. I love the quilt top! I'm definitely going to have to remember that one. Merry Christmas to you!

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  13. Oh my goodness that last shot could be you and your husband....mini you's. So sweet!

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  14. Totally funky quilt, love it! Kids are cute, as always.

    @pril
    KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

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  15. Oooh, that crackle pattern looks great! Pretty, Angela. Love those pictures of Finley. She's so, so adorable!!! Did I mention she's adorable?

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  16. Love the picture of Finley....I use to stand on our baseboard heat many years ago and watch my brothers outside too!!! Cute quilt. Merry Christmas!!

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  17. Happy Christmas darling! Your quilt is looking great and I can't wait to see the end result, and oh my but that Finley is too cute!

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  18. Blessing to you and your family this holiday weekend!!!

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