Friday, October 29, 2010

A Wedding Quilt

Jammin' out to Weezer on our way to see Derek Webb (before I even knew who he was) in College Station (wonder if her soon to be Mr. was there at the time).

My friend Stephanie is getting married January 1st.

So I made a quilt for her. The biggest one to date. A twin size.

I used the pattern ara jane used for her red letter day quilt. She talks about the dimensions in the comments.

I told Stephanie that if she didn't like it, she had to be honest, because I would keep it in a heartbeat. It was difficult to part with, because Lord only knows if/when I'll ever see the quilt/Stephanie again. I took lots of pictures outside and am wishing I had taken a few with more direct light and not splotchy sunlight through the trees light.

I think of them as pluses, but Daniel calls them crosses. Kinda like You+Me+the Cross=Marriage

I quilted straight lines on the diagonal. Some were more straight than others. Some were "organic."

Mmmm, they're both so yummy!

I had planned on making a giant pieced plus/cross for the back, but just couldn't get into it so I went the simpler route and used the biggest scraps I had left.

The fabrics were a good mix of stuff from my stash as well as a few fat quarters and a bit of yardage from JoAnns. I love that some are modern prints and some more traditional and they mix together so well.

The scrappy binding helped use up some of the leftovers.
And that's Daniel's butterfly in the background. He made it in Sunday School to remember that butterflies change, but God never changes. How sweet is that!?!

I hope Stephanie and Nathan enjoy many years of cuddling under this quilt!

And let me just say that when your kid takes a 3+ hour nap, you can finish binding another quilt, talk 2 hours to a much missed friend overseas, and still have time to blog and eat a cupcake! I love it!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Note To...

The Previous Owner of a Five Dollar Bill,
I hope I have helped to teach you the importance of keeping your money in a safe place, lest it fall out of your pocket while on a field trip. Besides, I am sure it went much further at Rosa's Taco Tuesday than it would have at the zoo.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all

The Farmer is trucking his pumpkins and gourds into town.

I wish I could say I haven't blogged in 2 weeks because I've been busy crafting, but that would be a lie. But I've got my game face on this week and hope to get a few things knocked out.

In other news, I have decided it is officially fall. I made this decision upon reviewing our electric bill for September and came to realize that it is less than half of the August bill. Some days we don't even turn on the AC. But I could still stand for the temperatures to drop another 10-25 degrees from the mid 80s averages we've been having.

Last week we went to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch with some friends and enjoyed the free bounce houses and hayride.

Check out the carving on that tree! And U.R. Nex's tombstone.

The pumpkins were way over priced (we're talking $20-$30 each!) But Daniel had fun trying to pick them up. "Heaby!"

This was probably the coolest part of the patch. Too bad we didn't get a family photo.


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