Monday, March 29, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I saw this exact quilt on my blog friend Ruthie's blog last year and said to myself:  when we go back to Hawaii, I am going to buy fabric to make that quilt!  Well, 7 months after that post, we returned to Hawaii for the birth of our twin granddaughters and I went on a Hawaiian fabric shopping spree at Fabric Mart in Pearl City!  It was really hard to choose from the vast array of Hawaiian fabrics, so I purchased a half yard of several different prints.  So this is what I've got done so far . . .
Be sure to click on this link to see what everyone else has on their design wall at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stash Report - Week 13

I have finally emerged from negative numbers!  I behaved myself this week since I watched the grandgirls all week, so no fabric purchased.  I am still constructing the blocks from the BOM at the LQS.  I did prepare backing for one of my tops, but that's as far as I got as there are 2 customer quilts in front of me to go on the frame!  This is pretty sad as I have finally become comfortable with quilting on my longarm, but now I cannot find the time to use it . . .

      Fabric in: 0 yards
      Fabric in YTD: 43.014 yds

      Fabric out: 6.5 yards
      Fabric out YTD: 46.370 yds

      Net: 3.61 yards

Check out how the rest of the Stash Busters are doing on JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Plugging along!

I am still working on the LQS BOM.  I only have a few more blocks to work on, and I still have to go to the LQS to pick up the blocks for the month of July that I somehow missed . . . I need to move a little faster though because the 2010 BOM begins April 8!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Well, I still have 4 more months of blocks to add to the LQS BOM program, so I guess I will continue to work on those.

I have a baby quilt that I just took off the frame that I need to get bound by tomorrow! 

Be sure to click on this link to see what everyone else has on their design wall at JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stash Report - Week 12

I had a somewhat productive week considering I watched the grandgirls everday!  I managed to get 8 blocks from the LQS BOM done!

Fabric in: 0 yards
Fabric in YTD: 43.014

Fabric out: 2 yards
Fabric out YTD: 39.875 yds

Net: -3.139 yards

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010


Here is Sophia again, this time at the supper table (this child loves to eat).  I am not sure what's up with her leg though.  If I were to do this and the key word here is "if" it would mean that my leg had become separated from my body . . .

Do you think she misses the snow?

Here is Sophia sitting out in the middle of the yard with a baggie of cold pasta having a picnic in her sled.  Do you think she misses the snow? 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

BOM progress

I found the missing blocks and I didn't even have to look very far.  When I complete a block, I store them in a pizza box and that's where I found the missing months of blocks.  I did discover however that I never got the July blocks, so I will have to make one more trip to the LQS for those 2 blocks!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Well, I have one more customer quilt to bind and one more baby quilt to load on the frame and I hope to use the rest of the week to work on getting my personal quilting caught up!  Some of the catching up will be the 24 blocks from the LQS BOM pictured here.  These are just the blocks from January - March as I have yet to find the blocks from July-December . . .  it's sad, the state of my sewing room is one hot mess!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stash Report - Week 11

Well, I actually got some piecing done this week - 36 Bowtie blocks and cutting postage stamps for an upcoming online swap.  I think I may be out of the hole by next weeks report if I can just stay away from a quilt shop . . .

Fabric in:  0 yards
Fabric in YTD:  43.014

Fabric out:  6.75 yards
Fabric out YTD: 37.875 yds

Net:  -5.139 yards

Check out how the rest of the Stash Busters are doing on JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

. . . she sat in a mud puddle!

Had the 4 grand girls outside to play today and the first thing Sophia does is sit in a mud puddle.  It's the only puddle in the yard, and she found it.  Why she didn't dance in it is beyond me.  Then when she goes to stand up, her boot was stuck in the mud and she walked out of it, now her sock is caked with mud too.  It's raining tonight, that's going to make the yard even worse, I am going to have to stay awake tonight thinking of activities to keep them from wanting to go outside tomorrow!

Monday, March 8, 2010

is something wrong with my eyes?

Ok, am I the only one that's noticed that the font appears to be smaller on the blogs now?  Is something wrong with my eyes, or did anyone else notice it too?

Design Wall Monday

Well, the Design Wall hasn't changed one little bit because I have been quilting. So on my list of things to do today is bind the two customer quilts! When I am done with those, I've got to load another customer quilt on the frame.

When I was in Rhode Island visiting the newest twin grand girls in February, I was able to cut the pieces for my Hawaiian Quilt. Sure would be nice to see that on my design wall next week, wouldn't it?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Another Quilt off the frame!

Just finished quilting the 3rd quilt of Jean's that I was supposed to have done back in February. Hope the people these quilts are for aren't unhappy with her as it was all my fault. I still have to bind the last two yet. I had to chauffeur my husband around this morning + afternoon to a couple of appointments and I took the big black/white + red quilt with me to tack the binding to the back - took the thread, thread snips and forgot the freakin needle. This is the second time I have done something like that. I swear, tomorrow, I am going to the quilt shop and I am buying a package of straw needles for each one of the cars. I will not be caught like that again!

Stash Report - Week 10

Well, one more week has flown by and all I have accomplished is longarming.  Finished one queen size and now another quilt is on the frame and about 3/4's completed!  These were the two quilts I was supposed to have done for a customer back in February . . . 

Well, on to the stash report, I am not on the no buy wagon. I have been trying to hitch a ride, but it keeps driving by and they are all shaking their boney fingers at me!

Fabric in: 4.875 yards
Total fabric in YTD: 43.014 yards

Fabric used: 1 yard
Total fabric used YTD: 31.125 yards

Net YTD: -11.889 yards

Check out how the rest of the Stash Busters are doing on JudyL's Patchwork Times!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

One more quilt off the frame!

One more quilt off the frame!  This is a quilt that I was supposed to have done in February, but with my traveling schedule, it obviously did not get done.  This is another quilt by my friend Jean.  I think it is the Yellow Brick Road Pattern and it's a big one!  It has some really cute fabrics in it, like the zebra print and the skull and crossbones and I really love the fabric she chose for the border!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I'm back, I think it's been at least 3 weeks since I posted on a Design Wall Monday! I was at our Guild Retreat over the weekend, and we worked on a scrappy Mystery Quilt. I was supposed to have a lot of pre sewing done, but I had been traveling so much that I didn't even have time to cut it out, let alone pre-sew! So in steps my friend Carolyn and she cut it out for me! Here is what I got done.
Be sure to check out what everyone else has on their Design Wall  at JudyL's Patchwork Times - you just may be inspired!