Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Juice Box Quilt!
I timed how long it took Tommy and I to baste this quilt, and we came in right at 15 minutes! Hopefully that will be encouragement not to let my tops linger at that stage. I went with some simple straight line quilting so it would have lots of body and not get too stiff.
Not the greatest picture, but this is me showing it off at our guild's meeting last week.

Ongoing Projects:
Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along

 I posted this one twice, because I was amazed at how different it looked when I set it on point.

Here are the first 20!!There are two I plan on redoing, (2,2) and (3,3) The color and size just isn't quite right.

Sew Mama Sew’s Modern BOM 

Anna Rae’s Quilt
I can't wait to show off this one! It's coming together nicely. 3 more blocks to finish, and then I must decide if they need sashing or not.

No Progress:
Oriental quilt
Double Hourglasses
Log Cabins quilt
In Color Order’s HST

     I have several more project I need to get working on, five I can think of off hand! These block of the month projects are so different for me. I'm used to seeing one thing all, or most of the way through before beginning a new project. After our last guild meeting, I'm beginning to think I'm the exception! I suppose it keeps things fresh this way, when I get tired of one thing, it's time to move to another. 
     Interestingly, I'm opposite in the rest of my life. I like to dabble here and there, and only finish things when I must. Like doing just enough dishes to keep them at bay. Or cleaning the bathroom just enough so I don't feel dirtier after washing up in it. Okay, maybe I'm not that bad! But I certainly get more sidetracked elsewhere in the house.

In other news I am planning on having a giveaway for my 250th post! It's about 3 posts away!!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, March 16, 2012

Four for Friday

1. The fort Tommy found at someone's curb
2. My pouty bench at my grandparents, crushed by a fallen limb
3. Daniel getting soft serve at Chick-Fil-A
4. I'm so proud of his drawing, he usually wants nothing to do with it

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Name Tag for Guild Meetings

Ongoing Projects:

     Farmer's Wife
I picked my farmer's wife blocks back up, and knocked out 5 blocks, using some of my new fabric in two of them. 

    In Color Order's HST 

March Block

New Projects:
    Anna Rae's Quilt   I began a quilt for one of my sweet friends who is pregnant with her first girl. Not sure if she reads my blog, but I don't want any spoilers. You can expect to see it in early summer.

No Progress:
Juice Boxes quilt
Oriental quilt
Double Hourglasses
Log Cabins quilt 
Modern BOTM

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, March 5, 2012

Stash Building

A couple weeks ago a sweet lady from my church opened her home for us crafters to root through her stash. For Free! She joked that her husband would probably pay us to take it! Sadly I can't imagine Tommy not saying that in about 20 years. 
Thanks Sherry!
Amazingly I actually have plans for some of this! The plaid black and white in the center is flannel and will be a great quilt back for a quilt I plan on making in about 3 years. The daisy fabric on top of that will back a quilt, maybe two I plan on making later this year. The blue on the right is waterproof outdoor nylon that I will use to make drawstring bags for our sleeping bags. And the tulips in the center is oil cloth which will make some fun make-up bags. 

Connecting Threads
This lovely bunch is from Connecting Threads. I originally heard of this company through CrazyMomQuilts. I've only sewn with a tiny scrap so far, but I am in love. Amazing prices! I got all this for $85. And the colors are even more vibrant in person. After realizing I needed more solids and tone on tone prints, I knew where I needed to go. Right now they are having a March Madness Sale, and orders over $50 always have free shipping. And one last thing I love, charm packs, layer cakes and fat quarter prices are the same as yardage prices, they don't charge you to cut up the fabric!

My quilt guild asked us (back in October) to make name tags for our meetings. I kinda forgot/was uninspired until two nights ago. I laid in bed imagining designs and rearranging them in my head. I woke up still thinking about it and made this before we left for church yesterday.

My name tag!
And here is my finished product! The corners are lumpy and wonky, but I love it! This is the smallest piecing I've done. It's so nice to have an entire project finished in one day!

What kind of thread do you use for embroidery? I've got a project coming up and I want to use something that will withstand washing.


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