All posts filed under: Quilting

Brain Dump

I’m working on a quilt project.  Shhh.. it’s a suprise for…. I’m not even posting who yet.  Just in case he decides to pop in.  All the blocks are done and I’m going to finish the top tomorrow.   I also sign up for a nine patch a day quilt a long.  WHAT was I thinking?  I’m already behind.  Lots of squares cut, but nothing sewn.  I’m not giving up though, it just may be smaller.  One of these days I’ll have my machine set up all the time in a nice craft room so things like that will be “easier”.  rIIIiiight. My living room and kitchen are a wreck though.  And we’re having the missionaries over on Monday.  SO that MIGHT take precidence. It’s Eagle project season again at our house.  I will be patient… I will be patient… Have you heard about the guy who set a goal to go to every Starbucks in the world?  He’s been traveling all over the place drinking lattes.  He’s hit a stumbling block though as Starbucks keeps closing …

“View to a Quilt”

This was my view for the past 3 days.  Oh. My. Gracious.  am I ever tired and sore.  Wrestling a quilt can be hard work.  But…. It was worth it.  K.’s “All About Me” quilt is finished.   The pattern is easy and goes together quickly. It took me longer to find the fabrics that I wanted to use than it did to piece it together.  This quilt is truly all about K.   I think I’ll take a teeny tiny break before I start completing the next quilt.  I’m pooped.

A Patchwork Week…..or more

Is it any wonder I love quilting?  There are so many metaphores that can be stacked, chopped and pieced back together in a thousand different ways to describe life.  But that’s not what this post is about (WHEW! Right? breathe… I wouldn’t do that.  Ok.  I might.  But only late at night…. I hope.) Life never stands still, have you noticed?  It really doesn’t matter what age or stage of life you’re in no matter what you might have thought previously or might think you can trust me when I tell you that life moves, evolves, changes (Pick one.)  and hopefully it’s moving forward.  That’s pretty much been me this week.  I got a new calling.  As with just about any calling there are some things that make sense and others that I’m think I’d really like to talk to the Lord and find out what he’s thinking.   It’s one I’ve never had before… not really.  See that’s where things get a little wonky.  Oh?  What is it?  Activities Chairman.  Much of the rest of …

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

It’s done and yes, it was insane.  It took all week, but I finished C.’s quilt. It was insane enough trying to finish his quilt.  While he was at school.  One day I spent the day quilting out of the house just to be able to get in more quilting time. It also happened that I needed to finish it during a week when I had a Nativity program for the children at church for the ward Christmas party.  A meeting to work on things for next year in Primary.  And a baptism in Primary.  All very good things. The children always amaze me when they do a program.  They were so excited to do be in the Nativity.  We had itchy angels and levitating sheep.  Last year the wise men got a little lost.  This year the shepherd’s got seperated, but they found each other again.  It was great.  Having children act out the birth of the Savior just adds a beautiful touch to the season. And the baptism was wonderful. There were blips …

Why I know I’m certifiably insane.

Reason 1 – C.’s birthday is in less than 2 weeks.  He will be home all this weekend.  The only time I can work on the quilt that he doesn’t know I’m working on for him for his birthday is when he’s NOT around to see that I’m working on it.  Yet I’m still trying to get it done before his birthday.   I finished putting the borders on the top this morning (it was a half day today!) so I ONLY need to piece the back (I’m setting 4 additional blocks in the back one of which is the label), quilt it, bind it, and *poof* it’s done.  ALL while he’s at school.  Simple. Sometimes surprises make me want to bash my head into the wall.   Not to mention that I’m DYING to show it to him!

A year in the Planning…

And yet it only took about a week to make this quilt. REALLY actual time making the quilt was probably about a week. Ok, I didn’t work on it 7 straight days. They were spread out when I had time to work on it and in between other quilts. But the method is that simple, honest and no foolin’. I knew the first time I saw one of these types of quilts that I wanted to make one, I even knew that I’d make it for G. Graduation seemed like the perfect opportunity to give it to him. So I had time to work on it. And Plan. Because I didn’t buy a book or a pattern. Might have helped a tad at the end. Maybe. Maybe not. I’m just glad I have friends who know what they’re doing and have made this quilt as well. And a GREAT friend who helped me quilt it so it would turn out like I really wanted. I like it. More importantly, G. likes it. Now I can …