Monday, April 30, 2012

At the Car Wash

On Saturday I helped with a mother-daughter event at church, and at home, Tommy and Daniel had their own father-son day!
They mowed the grass, washed the cars, set up the sprinklers, and helped me make dessert.

Daniel had a blast hosing down the truck.

Tommy is training him to be an excellent helper.

Such hard workers!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Concentric Squares

I wouldn't be a good quilter if I wasn't in the middle of more projects than I could count would I? 
Here is another to add to the list. A twin size quilt for Daniel. We hope to move him to a twin bed by the end of the year (hopefully well before that, but we'll see). So a twin size bed needs a twin size quilt and his toddler quilt just won't cut it. 

These are some of my inspiration pictures. Concentric squares. Tommy's talking me through the math, and we're thinking of blocks with mostly multiples of 12. Plus 1/4 inch seam allowances. Uck. At least I'm thinking of it on this end.

These are the fabrics I'll be working with. They are mostly from the Mastermind collection at Connecting Threads. I can't wait!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Finish Up Friday

These quilts have been done for a while now, but as photography and documentation are part of the process, things weren't quite complete.

This quilt was inspired by one from Cluck Cluck Sew

It was so windy I could hardly keep it on the line!

I used many of the same prints as were in my Kaleidoscope quilt. The back was a fun print I picked up on clearance at JoAnns a while back.

This baby was started in 2010 I think. I got stuck at the back. I wanted to use flannel and make more presents, but I just didn't have the right amounts of the right fabric. I finally got over it and finished it up in January. Because of the wind, I didn't get more pictures, but I did tons (for me) of free motion quilting within each block. I was pretty sick of it by the end. I think I'm more of a meander girl. But every now and then it's good to try something new.

I could just squeeze this little cutie!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Because I'm working on a few gifts right now, this might not look like much, but I've been plugging away on several projects. I am also brewing some ideas for a big boy quilt for Daniel, as we're talking of moving him into a twin bed sometime.

Ongoing Projects:
Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along- These are new since my last WIP post, but not recent. I have 25 blocks total now.

1. 102- Whirlpool, 2. 111- Wrench, 3. 12- Broken Sugar Bowl, 4. 103- Whirlpool

Sew Mama Sew’s Modern BOM- Fortunately this block seemed to have a lot of much needed wiggle room.
September Modern BOM

Anna Rae’s Quilt- all the blocks are sewn, but it still needs a fair amount of work. Unfortunately, I can't show it off yet, perhaps next month.

In Color Order’s HST- April block is finished.
April Block

No Progress:
Oriental quilt
Double Hourglasses
Log Cabins quilt

Kait’s Quilt- to be unveiled in June. I am hoping to have the top completed to show off at our guild meeting tomorrow night!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, April 13, 2012


I sort of set myself up for failure in my last post, saying I wanted to have a giveaway for my 250th post. Immediately nothing was good enough and I had no clue what to make. And I felt I couldn't use up posts until I knew what I wanted to make for a giveaway. I started an embroidery. I made myself a new pillow. I've been plugging away at several other projects. But nothing for you. But it'll come.

I’ve also been delving into the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild. Okay, so all I’ve really done is a blog and a planning meeting. But I’m also the librarian, and website designer. And spray baste demonstrator. Through all this, it has been my prayer that I will remember Christ as my first love, not sewing. 

the first time writing his name

A sweet friend from church visited with me yesterday about homeschooling. We are pretty set that this is the route we will take for our family, but are clueless as to where and how to begin. So many friends are asking when we will start and what we will do. My friend loaned me some little booklets by Ruth Beechick that really seem an answer to a prayer I couldn’t even formulate. It is so easy to compare children and always want your own to come out on top, but that is not what I want for Daniel. I want for him to love the gospel and to love learning. And to be a kid.

I’ve been slowly working through several books, but mostly sewing, and watching Downton Abbey.


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