Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My time

has been directed elsewhere. Quilting, sewing, pressing - have been put on hold. Ok...I admit it. I am as smitten as a teenage girl. I have been reading the Twilight book series non-stop. Like 600 pages read in one day. I am halfway through the the 4th book and as soon as I'm finished I'll be back to my sewing machine. But...I will definitely miss Edward Cullen. Guess it's a good thing that I have the DVD at home to watch again...and drool over.

Have you read the series? And were you as hooked as I am?? only wish is that there was more 'action' between Bella and Edward...yes, I know, the books are for young adults, but still!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Quilt Festival!

Amy over at ParkCityGirl is having a Bloggers Quilt Festival!  And I had to join!

My entry is the FIRST quilt I made.  And the ENTIRE thing is hand stitched.  It is my 16-month-old daughters clothes from her first year of life.  Mostly onesies and sleepers.  It means sooo much to me because I can look and it and recognize every square and at this right now I can tell you what item of clothing it used to be.  Not sure how well I'll do when she's 10!  But I'm super proud of it and I hope she'll treasure it as much as I do!

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My back hurts....

from standing up, leaning over, and cutting all night!

These are the fabrics/block style/ backing for Sean's basketball inspired quilt for Father's Day.  He does a Boot Camp workout on wed nights so I cut all of the fabric last night and I'll be working on it on wednesdays to keep it a surprise!  FYI - the backing is a twin sheet from Pottery Barn Kids.
 The Orange block in the pic will be the only orange block on the quilt to represent the ball!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I so love this fabric!

Neptune by Tula Pink....I LOVE this fabric!  So masculine yet so pretty!  I'm going to use these charm packs to make a bordered disappearing 9 patch for my lil bro - minus the coral fabric, I think it's a bit too 'girly' for this 15 year old!

I won!

I won this awesome Chic or Treat jelly roll from Quilt Taffy!

I'm going to make my nephews a Halloween Quilt!  And I still have plenty of time to make it!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I cut the Fresh Cut fabric for the Green quilt.  I'm doing a bento box pattern of my own measurements...graph paper and a calculator is a quilter's BF!

Another dress...

This was a gift for a 5 year old...she opened the present and put it on backwards, and stated that it was NOT a dress, it was a jacket!  ha!

While hubby watches a movie...

and eats popcorn...I'm cutting and sewing!  So much for cuddling, huh?

I have finished the back of my Swell quilt and need more batting!  

I cut enough 4x5 squares to make 3+ of these...
It is big - 60x70ish...That is laying on my queen bed!  I'm planning on giving one to each of my sisters and sister's-in-law...we can all match!  and I have enough squares left to make A a matching baby size one!  I was inspired by this.  Thanks Kerri! 

i'm here!

I'm sorry I haven't posted lately! But I have been working on a few project and my 'old lady quilt' is quilted! I borrowed a walking footfor my Bernina and I need to buy one! But I feel bad dropping $100 on one!

I'll post pics tonight before hand stiching my binding!