Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Baby Leggings!

There is so much I'd like to be working on, but unfortunately Lila has other plans for my time. She is not content to sit in her vibrating chair or lie on her play mat. No, she needs to be held. And she requires that I be standing and swaying while holding her. If she falls asleep and I put her down, she awakens in minutes.  For someone like me, someone who needs to feel like I'm getting stuff done, this is maddening. She does sleep in the car and stroller, so I can run errands and such. But sewing only happens in very short spurts and often not at all. Alas.

Despite Lila's high maintenance needs, progress has been made on my Stacking the Odds quilt. 2.5 of eight strips have been pieced. The rest of the strips are arranged in order so I should be able to get them pieced quickly, provided I have time to sit at my machine.
I also made two pairs of leggings for Lila, using the fabulous Briar Rose jersey I bought last week. I cut the first pair incorrectly - the stretch goes the wrong way - but they do fit!  I made the second pair (the strawberry ones) roomier and they are beyond adorable. I bought two metres of each jersey print and will likely make some larger sized pants for her to grow into.  
And of course I bought an FQ bundle of the entire Briar Rose line and am marinating on what to make with it. Some ideas are a St. Louis 16 patch quilt, a plus quilt or maybe an enlarged star block of some kind.
And now, I must run, as Lila is kvetching!

Happy Wednesday! Linking up with Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network.

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  1. That strawberry print is perfect for little girl clothing! Good on you for getting anything done - I think I'd collapse in a heap if I had to care for a baby full-time.

  2. adorable leggings! Briar Rose knit fabric is one of the reasons I want to learn to sew knits this fall. I too have the Briar Rose FQ bundle and am trying to decide what to make. I was considering the turning twenty again quilt. It is simple but the fabric is so lovely I want to show it off as much as I can.

  3. and the picture of your son and daughter is really cute too. My 3 year old son is 18 months older than my 2 year old daughter so it reminds me of them.

  4. Luckily this period is short, and in some years you will miss that tha child wanted to be so close to you...... So enjoy !..........

  5. Lisa is amazing. Single-handedly responsible for feeding, and now clothing, this tiny person.

  6. What a lovely picture of your children. And you are getting an incredible amount of sewing and creating done!

  7. The leggings and your kids are adorable! I love that fabric line too!