Sunday, February 28, 2010

4 Day weekend

Thanks to another East Coast weather event, I had Thursday and Friday off with the kids.
I was able to catch up on some cleaning, laundry and sewing.
I spent some time with the kids too, of course. Now that they are getting older though, Mom isn't the main attraction. That has it's benefits as well as its downside.

String blocks, Crazy 9's and Blank
Pre-circle cutting

Finally, the main blocks are done for the Old Red Barn Quilt Along #4. I am excited to start the circle cutting. That will be next weekend's project if I have the time. I used a roll of wrapping paper to make the string blocks for this quilt. What they say about "Necessity being the Mother of Invention is so true. I had no rolled paper and wasn't about to go out in the snow, so I used old Christmas wrap and I don't think I will ever use anything else. It worked like a charm!

I also found a new project over on Don't Look Now. This is one of the yummiest things I have seen. I have been studying all of the directions and requirements. I am about to take the plunge and invest in the supplies. I have to wait until tomorrow though since this was no spending February.

Gigi is have another giveaway on her blog now. I really need to make that skirt! And through her blog found out that Lila Tueller is also doing a giveaway. This quilting-blogging world never ceases to amaze me.

Some Kaffe Fasset squares and circles that I was playing with.
I am working up an idea for a
quilt- along with this.

Time to get ready for another Monday and another snow storm Wednesday. Have a great week!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Here a project, there a project, everywhere a project

While the snow flies and the kids tunnel, I sew.

So, while I have my "quilty" pleasures surrounding me in the form of a project planned or a project started, I have my guilty pleasure on my laptop. I have started watching LOST through Netflix on my laptop while I sew and work on the blocks for the 5 bees that I am in. It is a good fit since I literally lose myself in my craft while I work.

This is my own design using ...... I will be posting a tutorial and fabric requirements once I see how it all comes together. So far it is fabulous.

This pile of strips is going to be this someday soon.

This stack is going to used to make this.

The Boutique by Chez Moi layer cake on the bottom of the stack along with the cream Kona is going to be used to do this.

The Spring Fever jelly roll and charm pack and white squares are going to be this.