work in progress
4 1/2 spools of thread9 bobbins3 quilting needles6 hours of quilting time (roughly)
It’s done!! I am so excited, and proud to have this accomplishment under my belt. I will probably never do it again – but I am happy to have quilted this “monster quilt” myself :) I’ll show you more of the quilting once the binding is on and it has been washed – I can’t wait!!
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After a week full of everything but sewing, I’m ready to relax with my sewing machine! We had a great visit with my parents, the girls were especially sad to see them go, but promises of phone calls and more visits have helped.
Yesterday Joe had a day off finally – and we headed for the hills! Well the mountains, really. We headed to Timpanogos for a family hike. We’ve collected two backpack carriers for such occasions, Owen and Sophia were happy to be on our backs and not on the path! There’s tons of trails up there, many still covered in snow, but about a mile in is a beautiful waterfall, bursting with all the melt-off of spring. Wish I had a little camera to have captured it, but sometimes the hike makes … Read More »
I’ve been working on a simple project, and finished the top up last night. I love that this is another project straight from my sketchbook – I also love the Wonderland fabrics! So fun and bright :)
I need to get some batting for it, hopefully today, and I think the quilting will really make this quilt. I am developing my personal philosophy of quilting — Quilts do not to be a complicated pattern to be a beautiful and well loved quilt. I do love lots of complicated patterns, like this, but realize that I would rather be able to finish it than work on it for a year :)
What sort of quilts are your favorite? I have been exposed to so many beauties with our recent festival – truly awed by what some of you … Read More »
This week of Spring Break has been great! No schedule, except for Owen’s naps – don’t want to mess that up :) We started the week with sunshine, however yesterday and today have been WINDY and rainy. Just as well, the colds have been going around with the kiddos – Owen and Emmalie are really congested, and Sophia still has a cough from last weeks ear infection. Just the way this month has gone! I’m so thankful that they are healthy otherwise.
I took all the kids to the dentist this morning – not to bad really! Ella and Em got the full cleaning treatment, while Sophia and Owen sat/laid on my lap while they got checked out. So now Owen is down for a late nap, and I am doing my best to … Read More »
There’s a huge blog party going on! The ladies at 5 minutes for mom are hosting and over 700 bloggers are participating so far. There’s tons of giveaways and fun stuff going on. If you came from over there – Welcome!
A couple of my favorite posts about my kids are :MommyhoodIt Smells so Goooood in Here!One Day at a Time
When my lovely little people give me time to create I do my best to jam as much as possible in!
I was asked to create the boy version of a quilt in my etsy shop recently -I had two hours this afternoon :) After running Emmalie to the DR office for immunizations (we are getting ready for Kindergarten reg. next week), and stopping at the grocery store for the weeks dinners – I was in need of … Read More »
My football diversion for yesterday was these little piles . . . but that’s all I’m going to tell you! Until a later date :)
Blessings ~ Amy
I stalled out on this quilt around the holidays, but I am so excited to have gotten the top completed!The body of the quilt is all scraps from this win, and I purchased the cream with a little brown flecking for the corners. I wanted something to tie it together but not quite solid, and not too feminine in case it ends up on our bed. I don’t have a destination for this one, it is a quilt from my sketch pad that needed to be reality. I may add borders, but I have to think on it.All the blocks are different, there’s something new everywhere you look! There were a few fabrics that I only have one strip of in the top – like that little owl print below :)***Today is Emmalie’s 5th Birthday! … Read More »
I managed to get these quilted tonight. Fun and fast little doll quilts, these will be wrapped up and under the tree for our girls. Can you guess which one is for which of the girls? Ella, Emmalie and Sophia have numerous dollies, we even weeded out a few last month, they were happy to pass them on to others that may not have dolls. If you would like to make your own doll quilts, AmandaJean has a quick tutorial for the dolls! Mine look nothing like hers, but she did inspire me!
So somehow I managed to sit on the goodie bag from Beki for the last two weeks – hmpf! Here’s the goods she sent -
Her Short and Sassy Pleated Handbag, can be found in Beki’s etsy shop if you happen to have a hankering for a cute new bag! I’m trying to decide which fabric to make mine from – I’ll fill you in as I make my mind up :)
Yesterday I had a great crafty day! I quilted the tree skirt. I designed/made two new bookmarks. I got to 75% finished on my scrap quilt. And cut binding for the skirt. I just need to get back to the machine and the tree skirt should be complete tomorrow. We’ll see!
I have plans to make orange chicken for dinner – yummy! … Read More »
In a nutshell . . .
~Dinner at friends’ house, playing games, and letting our kids run a little wild.
~ Sewing with scraps~ Owen figured out how to put olives on his fingers – all by himself, and it was his first time eating them.
~ Cleaning/picking up the house. Multiple loads of laundry and dishes in the dishwasher.
~ A mini quilt for a swap. I’m dying to show you the whole thing! I’ve had so much fun working on it :) I joined this group a few months back when it was started up – and haven’t had the chance (or I’ve been too intimidated) to participate. The challenge was two-color, and these are the two colors I decided to work with.~ A 500 piece jigsaw puzzle with my girlies. Within minutes Emmalie and … Read More »
I just finished up cutting all my strips this morning. I probably could have finished yesterday, but I took a little slice off my index finger . . . that slowed me down – a lot! Watch those fingers people! I just got caught up I guess, thinking I had it all together and wham, ouch. Thankfully I didn’t get any blood on the fabulous fabrics :)
I counted them – 263 pieces. I know, your thinking – it’s a scrap quilt – just sew it! I’m a planner – I can’t help it :) It should be a queen size by the time I finish – that’s exciting, especially as it is all scraps!
Bookmarks: The four that I made two weeks ago, have all sold! Thanks for your encouragement to put … Read More »
I’m cutting!I know that I mentioned a coin quilt . . . but a block I drafted a while back really needs to be created. I will share more later :)Amy