work in progress
At least that is how it feels! Thanks to all my bloggy friends for your encouragement and support! I wasn’t home yesterday so I am a bit behind, in housework and blogland. . . oh well. I just keep going =)I have been able to slowly iron every stitch and then pin them again. My plan is to keep going and see what comes. I have sketched a few different sashing options with my remaining strips, but I will make those decisions when I get there.
I hope you are doing well! I have a trip to the park and picnic promised that I must make preparations for. . .Amy
I have seen a few different diamond patterns around the internet, money being tight – I opted not to buy any. . . now I’m thinking – I’m a fool! I have loved the look of the diamonds and have spent a few hours playing with paper diamonds, a few fabric scraps. I just had to do something with diamonds! So I took my tools to a jelly roll and started cutting – yeah probably 2/3’s of the set is now diamonds. 336 diamonds per my calculations! I still consider myself a bit of a novice in quilting – I haven’t done much with triangles, mostly squares and rectangles. Mostly because time is not abundant around here!I thought that I would just figure out how to put the whole … Read More »
I know, I surprise myself too! Sewing with 4 little ones running around can be challenging. I just have to plan ahead for naptime and I sew at the kitchen table. This is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I can be in the midst of my kids while working on little bits. A curse because I have to pack everything up constantly. Oh well, it’s what God has on my plate for now – so I make the best of it!This quilt will be for my shop – finally! Joe still needs a quilt, I am reminded often, that he is the only one in our house without a personal quilt. But he is a lot more particular on fabric choice, so it’s a bit tricky. … Read More »
We have been in party mode around here. First, my birthday was a great day, family, fun and shopping! The three greats. I went to the outlets and got all stocked up for summer. I had been thinking back to last summer and remembered that I spent it indoors, in sweats with a newborn. So the summer duds were very timely =) Second school is out – hooray! Ella is already looking forward to 3rd grade with a couple of best friends. We am so happy that she loves school, it makes getting her out the door much easier. So now to fill up the days with all 4 at home, and work around the nap schedule! It all will work, we just need a few more art supplies, and another … Read More »
Hi again! I have been busy around here – I have been considering adding quilting to my quilt ever since I saw this post. Not being comfortable with my free-motion stippling yet but wanting to put the lines on something – I decided to just go for it. I am so happy that I did! It is not perfect. I don’t think I will ever do it again, but as someone learning and not afraid to go outside the box – I am so happy with it! Just trying it has given me more confidence – I would probably encourage someone to do it if their quilt needs more texture. I love the way it feels under my hand! My quilt on the machine
Finished productDetailsMaybe you should try something new too! … Read More »
Hi there! Just a quick post to show you the completed top. I loved putting this together – it was so fast and simple. It measures 52×78″ – not quite twin, but I am happy with it! My plan now is purchase backing fabric and batting – then get to quilting. Until then I think I will be practicing new forms of quilting – I am ready to move past the straight line quilting I have done thus far.Hope you are having a great weekend -Blessings – Amy
Well it is before noon (mountain time) and I feel so accomplished already!What a great feeling =) I’ve been able to complete and iron all but two of my blocks for Emmalie’s quilt. I stayed up a bit later last night and got some good sewing time in – deep breath – I love those evening hours, sewing in the dark – ALL BY MYSELF. Mind you, I love sewing with Ella, we have almost finished our place mat project (pictures soon). Olivia and her mom were over last night and we worked on the binding. Now I just need to get Ella to sit down and finish it.So for the rest of my day today I need to — trim my blocks (read not a perfectionist)- sew my last two – I … Read More »
I would sew all day long. =) I have been busy with my family and Ella’s Birthday (tomorrow) but I did manage to decide what to do with that set of fat quarters I bought on Friday. I have 12 coordinating prints that I am adding lots of white to, in order to make a twin size quilt for Emmalie. Amandajean has posted a few pictures of a quilt from Happy Hour – I didn’t buy the book but have figured it out – more or less. I like math, so it just takes a little time and a calculator, if possible. =)I have been cutting and here is the two blocks I made yesterday – in just a few minutes. Hopefully I will have a quilt in the … Read More »
Hi again! Our date night last night was great! Park City in April is very quiet, (ski bum, USA) so many of the nice restaurants put 2 for 1 entree coupons in the local paper, and we ended up at Ghidotti’s. It was a very nice dinner, with excellent service – we were one of three or four couples the two hours we were there, like I said very quiet. Joe and I had a nice time just being together and enjoying a bit of peace without our lovely kids. Owen did great without me, but was super excited when I walked in the room, and then he tested me all night, making sure I was still here. =) He’s a sweet, and smart little guy.
The last few days my sewing machine has … Read More »
Ella is home this week for Spring Break – unfortunately we woke up to snow falling this morning, again. (big sigh) My girls weren’t at all excited. Ella had hopes of riding her bike and scooter outside all day – it is spring break, I had thought about getting bubbles and watching them blow and blow. But once again it is too cold. In the Utah mountains, we get snow off and on through May even a bit in June if we’re lucky, but it has been a really long winter with lots of snow and we are really ready to move on.
On the bright side – I was able to complete my quilt! It was too dark all day to take pictures – I will try tomorrow. I love … Read More »
For this stay at home mom – yesterday was a great day! My mother-in-law offered to take my 4 and 21/2 year old girls for the day. I thought about taking a nap while Owen was napping, then I thought about cleaning the house more than the usual day to day. But in the end I decided to sew! Having a day to myself – with Owen – is a nice change of pace. I altered and cut out a pattern for Ella’s dress that was in the same pattern as her purse. It is Simplicity 2993. I was able to sew the bodice before it was time to go for a bike ride and pick her up at school. Also lots of fun – with Owen in a little trailer!
After dinner … Read More »
Hi again! Ella and I had a great time Friday night sewing with friends. Ella really loves to be creative – her favorite subject at school is art or “Meet the Masters.” They get to emulate famous artists with a variety of techniques, all very fun for this 2nd grader!Ella and Olivia’s purses turned out great! We called it a night when the construction was complete, but the next day, Ella embellished her bag a bit.
We added the butterfly in crystals – although all I did was the ironing. She had all the creative freedom to do as she wished. She’s been carrying it around all day with her reading and some chapstick!And this is why I have not posted since Friday – I was working on getting my quilt basted . To … Read More »