Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Baby quilt, paper pieced - first block

Here's a quick peek at the first completed block for the baby boy quilt that I started.

Last weekend my little sister and I spent pretty much an entire day working on them. We both made a lot of progress. We took this all day type class where you finish your own projects at Material Possessions in Orange County, Southern California.

Their web site is not the best, but the shop is really interesting, and has a great class space. They have some cool imported Japanese fabrics for sale as well as a limited selection of Japanese quilting books & magazines.

Tonight I also took my first pregnancy yoga class at this studio called Harmony, in Campbell, CA. I must say that for a person who doesn't know the first (or 2nd thing) about yoga, it was a cool new experience and I really enjoyed it. I'm already looking forward to the next class.

I finally sorta figured out what a downward dog is. My yoga-practicing mother will be proud of me.


nicolette said...

Your blocks look great and good luck with the yoga practising!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty block. I love the colors!

marianne said...

I've always loved the traditional string pieced blocks, but your use of fabrics really gives it a unique spin. Beautiful! And good work on the downward dog!

Ravenhill said...

Your new project is amazing. So beautiful and you have chosen the lovliest fabrics. How nice to do yoga while you are pregnant. I hope that you will have a great weekend!

CLU said...

I love that block! Can't wait to see the finished product and how it gets quilted.

varenia said...

Congrats on your upcoming arrival! I am expecting as well, due in October (with my fourth baby...eeek!)

Anyway, I stumbled onto your blog and love it! And thanks for your review of the class at Material Possessions, I actually live quite near there in the Newport/Mesa area of Southern California and have often wondered what their classes were like. I think I'll give one a shot! Your block is BEAUTIFUL!