Progress on the baby quilts is being made little by little.
This is the first block I just finished for the Japanese baby girl quilt, for my sister's little girl. I really love how it's turning out, I will probably end up wanting to keep the quilt once it's complete.
Good thing she is making a quilt for our baby as well, so I will feel more inclined to turn it over. I don't think it will come to a hostage situation.
I ordered some AWESOME templates from this company called Ardco. They are useful in cutting out fabric pieces for either hand or machine piecing. They are made of metal and seem generally bullet proof. The back side has this killer no slip sandy stuff that allows you to mark your fabric without the thing slipping all over the place.
I ordered the Tea Leaves (AKA Joseph's coat) templates in both sizes - 6" and 12". I cannot wait to try them. Their shipping time and customer service was awesome. If you need templates, I would highly recommend Ardco.
My plan was to use them on the Liberty of London fabrics, but since I didn't pick up any more fabric yet, I'll wait a bit and perhaps orders some online.
Thanks Sami for the tip on International Fabrics and their good selection and prices of Liberty. Cool site!!