work in progress
I ironed and trimmed up my blocks yesterday and when I had a few moments ALONE this afternoon I laid it out! I should have a chance to get it put together soon :) We do have a special visitor coming this week, but I don’t foresee my machine being put away this time!My girls collected a few leaves that blew off the trees. Can you believe that the colors are starting to change? Well, maybe not where you are – but we’ve had enough cold nights to cause the start. (This picture is for you, Miss Amy) It’s been stormy today, nothing like Gustav, but plenty to free a few leaves. I even saw a fresh dusting of snow on a couple of mountain peaks this morning! I will try to take … Read More »
I have a finish at last! I’ve been calling this my “Nod to Random” – what do you think?I’m really looking forward to working on the cancer quilt – it will be a simple and hopefully quick finish :) Did I tell you that they were giving those kits away for people to just bring back? It’s a great way to get people involved!
Jenna’s working on her binding, with less than a week left here, I’m excited for her to see the finished product!
The last couple of days have started to feel like fall!
I’m not ready.
I’ve woken up yesterday and today huddled under our down comforter (no quilt there, yet) with that cool crisp air that reminds me that it will be cold before I know it. I was just telling you how hot it was here, and now all the sudden I have to rummage through the closets looking for pants that fit all the kiddos. My girls are probably fine, but Owen doesn’t have the same hand-me-down ability as they do :)
Oh well! It will most likely be hot again next week, but the nights will continue to be cold. So I need to begin to prepare myself now. This is my favorite picture of all 4 kids outside last winter. They were sitting … Read More »
Here’s the mess that I have created for myself! Tons of tiny hourglass blocks :) I really have had fun working with them, there’s just lots to work with. And here’s the layout:I had considered making it random, but with only 4 different blocks, it wouldn’t end up very random. And I am a concrete sequential and random is hard for me! I believe I have enough to make a baby quilt 36″ square. And then I can send it off to a friend with a new baby :)
Happy Tuesday –Amy
I have spent a good chunk of time yesterday and today pinning. Pinning while watching the Olympics! Good clean fun – now I just need to peel myself away from the tube and get to the sewing machine.There’s about 150 sets awaiting sewing – I like to keep everything at the same stage of “production.” I guess it brings a bit of continuity to a project for me :)
Have a good evening and thanks for your encouragement yesterday!Amy
First off – Hello to all of you who have visited via Quilting Bloggers! I will have to go check out more of your blogs :)
I kept two baggies full of tiny triangles from when Jenna was cutting the corners off of her snowballs. I just couldn’t watch all those beautiful scraps go to waste! So now I have put together a couple of blocks so I can hopefully decide where to go next with them.
Did I mention how tiny they are? These completed blocks are 3″ and 2 1/2″ – almost square! Right now I am leaning toward the hourglass. For a couple of reasons, less room for trouble, and I really like the pattern they create when put together. I’ve been wanting to do an hourglass anyway but I really wanted … Read More »
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
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 :)
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 »
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 »
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
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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 »