Monday, April 11, 2016

These blocks are so addictive

Thanks everyone for your kind words about my little brain dump last week about the harder side of motherhood. It felt good to get that stuff of my chest, and I have to say that the past week has been a bit better. Sure, there's still spit up and screaming and all that, but I feel like most of the time things are better. And when that little girl lets out a little laugh, it's like all the other stuff melts away :)

Chain piecing for the win! by Elizabeth Dackson photo IMG_7506_zpsnriyq9uz.jpg

I managed to sneak into my sewing room a few times for a bit more sewing on the new bed quilt I'm steadily working on. I'm still not entirely sure where it's heading, but I'm having fun cutting into my scraps to make these blocks. I always love how working with scraps makes me remember other projects that those fabrics made it into.

More warms by Elizabeth Dackson photo IMG_7502rt_zpsiu8l76g1.jpg

I haven't sewn any of the little blocks together yet, but I've been laying all of them out up on my design wall like this so far - but this way, I can still change my mind if I want to. I'm thinking about maybe trying to make a few larger ones to throw into the mix, but I'm undecided. I've got more of the little ones cut out already, so I think I'll sew those up and go from there.

More cools by Elizabeth Dackson photo IMG_7503rt_zpslckayr0k.jpg

What are you up this week? I hope you get some time to sneak into your sewing room or to your sewing machine to get a little sewing in :) Have a great week!


  1. The blocks look great. Glad you got some sewing time. It always helps me feel better when I can squeeze in some sewing time. Keep it up.

  2. I'm glad it's getting better. I've been thinking about you all week, and remembering my own days with babies. I often joke that I missed an entire decade (fortunately it was the 80s) in a blur of babies and little kids (born in 1979, 1981, and 1985). BTW, being an empty-nester is wonderful, but I could still use more sewing time. I've finished 2 of the April blocks.
    I love your little squares--the colors are great. I hope you have good week.

  3. I love your backgrounds makes the block colors pop. I can't wait to see your quilt take off as you get more blocks complete. I just love it. I am an empty nester right now, but due to bad choices of a sibling I was taking care of my nephew (5) for almost a year until he could be reunited with his mother. I forgot what it was like to have a small one and was exhausted every day but it was worth it, because my nephew is an awesome kid and is now with a loving parent and there is no chance my sibling can interfere/harm anymore. Keep your chin up, you can do this.

  4. Your fabrics are perfect for that cute block!

  5. These blocks are so cute. What is the name of the block? Thanks.

  6. Elizabeth, your blocks are very cute. I love them.
    This is such a great design, I like simple :-D
    I hope you are doing just great with that baby girl.
    My grand daughter just turned 10 months. She is starting to get fun and funny. She likes games. You know it gets better.
    Keep resting, or like my mom used to say "nap when she naps" hahahaha sure

  7. Elizabeth, your blocks are absolutely adorable! I love the background you chose.


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