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Star Blocks and a Pin Cushion!

Posted on July 30th, by Amy in work in progress. 1 Comment

I cut out the same night I posted my first star block these three. I have been working on them as able since and I’m excited to show you :) I’ve been using little scraps from my bin so they are all different and fun. My girls have been asking for place mats so I may just add more to the sides and then quilt them for the girlies. . . have to wait and see!I found this pin cushion via another blogger – Darlene at Quilting Daze, recently asked for help making one and I decided I needed one too! Here’s the tutorial we used – sweet and simple – my favorite quick project.Thanks for stopping by!Amy


Check This Out!

Posted on July 30th, by Amy in give away. No Comments

My friend Katie is having a giveaway! And the best part is that her giveaway is helping earn money for their adoption. If you would like to have a little extra to spend at Amazon – go check it out! Fun for you, and good for Katie :)


I’m Addicted

Posted on July 28th, by Amy in work in progress. 5 comments

I just finished my first block from AmandaJean’s star quilt-a-long. So fun! Honestly, I’m sorta glad I only started now – I don’t have to wait for next week to start the next! It may seem like I’ve done nothing more than blog and quilt today but I assure you my family is not malnourished nor is the house in complete disarray. But I must be going – dinner must be made :)


Olive Rose Quilt Top

Posted on July 28th, by Amy in work in progress. 5 comments

I did manage to eek out enough time to finish the top I showed you last week! Our weekends tend to be less routine and more fun family time – which in turn equals less sewing time. . . I like it that way. :)Please excuse the bits of mess you see behind it. . . :) My house is only ever half clean!Do you see the patterns emerging? I like it! I didn’t really expect it that way. I just wanted to balance the red and brown in each block. I had actually thought the blocks would go in the other direction originally – it pays to lay it out and see what works. :) I think it will be a nice fall lap quilt, especially with the corduroy … Read More »


Good Info

Posted on July 28th, by Amy in Blog Info. 1 Comment

One of the many blogs I subscribe to is 5 minutes for moms. They (twin sisters) have good info on blogging, fun contests, mr. linky to promote each other, and lots of other good stuff. One of yesterday’s posts included a pdf doc with tons of info. Go check it out, and be a more informed blogger!


Happy Friday!

Posted on July 25th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 7 comments

I hope that you are having a great Friday, and that your weekend is great! I decided this morning that I was going to take the kiddos to the park. I feel like we are just getting to where I can trust everyone, on my own. Without help. My strategy is to put the 2 younger in swings and push them, while watching the older two go up and down the slide, monkey bars, and whatnot. I was pushing three for a while today.

At this particular park, there is a 12 foot tall circular slide. For this mommy it may as well be a skyscraper! I’m not bad with heights, but last time we were there (about a month ago) Sophia (3) climbed to the top with every intention of going down, but … Read More »


A Trophy

Posted on July 23rd, by Amy in finished quilt. 8 comments

. . . at least to me it is!

I took it outside to show the true colors.

On the back I added triangles to act as a sleeve – so I can hang it.

Look at how puckery and yummy it is.This quilt has been in progress for a while now – each step has posed a new challenge, new skill to master. Well kinda, I’m not a perfectionist – that takes more than I am able to give :) But I have so enjoyed the process, being self-taught I am typically eager to find something new to figure out. So, here’s my trophy of learning new skills, and undying effort. At times it felt like it would never end! If you care to look – I blogged about this project here, here, here and … Read More »


Sophia

Posted on July 22nd, by Amy in My kids. 1 Comment

Sophia is a little over 3, at this age our family is her entire life. This morning I overheard her tell Emmalie – “Emmy you are my best friend.” In a very sweet and gentle manner, which isn’t always the case. Emmalie smiles and keeps going with whatever she was doing. Later she tells me – “I love my baby brother, mommy.” So sweet! I often tell her (and her sisters) that Owen loves her too – you can see it in his eyes whenever he sees one of his sisters. On the good days, they all play nicely together, we mostly have good days. The other days I find myself playing referee in the midst of the chaos. I just want them all to love each other when they are older:)


The Plunge

Posted on July 19th, by Amy in work in progress. 7 comments

Well being uncertain, and a little bored of my straight line quilting – I took the plunge! I am so glad that I did :)I’ve been practicing stippling/loop-d-loop quilting, but had yet to put it on a quilt – I was chicken! Having watched videos online and read about stippling – you aren’t supposed to cross over your previous stitching. . . rules are meant to be broken right? The loop-d-loop seems to come more natural to me :) I am about halfway done – I’ll post more pictures, including the back once it’s complete. I’ve learned so much with this quilt it seems fitting now that it be my first attempt at stippling. Have a great weekend!Amy


Current State

Posted on July 17th, by Amy in work in progress. 4 comments

DSC_0495Originally uploaded by parkcitygirl

So here’s where I am stuck! I have it basted together with a backing that I love and I purchased some green thread that works well – I think. White worked on the front but not the back and the opposite is true of cream. Green was a good compromise :) My original plan was to go straight line 1/4 inch on either side of the seams, but not all of my seams match perfectly . . . did I tell you how much I have learned in the process of making this? My current thought is to use a decorative type stitch over the seams, but not every seam – that would be too much. And I would love to be able to stipple but I don’t want this … Read More »


Winner!

Posted on July 17th, by Amy in give away. 1 Comment

I thought I would have you fooled! No fooling you though – Jaimie guessed it right off! I was inspired looking around Jo-Ann’s website when I found this – I didn’t exactly follow their directions, but that makes it more mine :) Super simple, and we’ve got plenty of t-shirts to make grocery sacs. Emmalie asked me why I was making another grocery sac. . . I told her we rarely have just one bag of groceries, usually it is 5 or 6! Understanding came over her face and she was off to play again. I have a more exciting sac that I will get off to Jaimie! :)

I have everything that I need for my diamond quilt, but now I am struggling with how to quilt it – I don’t want to mess … Read More »


Guessing Game

Posted on July 16th, by Amy in give away. 4 comments

What did I make this bag from? Guess right and I will send it to you!No it’s not a thrifted sheet. :)

OH and I put a button at the top of my sidebar – click over to enter to win a gorgeous quilt from my friend Dana!





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