Monday, September 27, 2010

Long time no see!!

Its sure has been a long time since I posted on here. Most of that was due to the move and the fact that my quilting time has been severly curtailed. We are all settled in at mom's and so far its working out pretty well. The kids are enjoying school and their new gymnastics and dance teachers. Since i've got so much less space here than i did at the old house i've picked up a smaller hobby-beading/jewlery making. I've added pics here so you can see a few. As always there are baby quilts to be made. My list of pending babys is only 3 right now, i've gotten a butterfly one started and have dug out the fall leaf top i have and a Nebraska Huskers one to fill out the list.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

swap runner

I made thie little runner for a "spring swap" and i discovered that if i use a 12 inch block a fat quarter is not quite big enough for the setting triangles but if i can find a 10 or 11 inch block i'll have a great way to use up all those cutsy or large print FQs that i've bought and could not think of a use for. It wont work as well with a directional print which is too bad but still gives me good ideas!
And for those who were wondering about the move, hubby is going away for a year(Air Force) and I'm not up for another deployment so the kids and I are moving back to mom's for the year. This is a good news bad news situation. Bad news: he's gonna be gone, and mom and I have had our share of differences over the years. Good news: Cheap Rent, lots of relatives to help(both me helping them and them helping me), and maybe mom and I will both remember that i'm not a teenager anymore.

Monday, May 10, 2010

off the design wall

I've been busy getting some block sets into tops. We are moving at the end of june and i thought i"m more likely to loose parts if they are not sewn together so i've "topped" 8 sets of blocks. First is a set of swap blocks that turned into a baby quilt-that picture is pretty washed out, the background is kona black. Then a Valentines swap, that one is going to be a table cloth. The 3 tops from a set of leaf blocks. A baby quilt, a table runner and a bitty wall hanging all came out of that set. Then a set of vegetable blocks that i made. This one still needs borders. Its about 73 inches square, but i'm kinda thinking it could go up to 95 or so square and go on my bed. Any suggestions for borders? I've got a multi print with all the veggies on it but i dont think i want a 12 in plain border. How bout Brown(2in?) then more of the green(2in?4 in?) then the veggie print(8 in?) Then the last pic is a mutilation of Bonnie Hunter's "Strip Twist". I've got 2 of those but i'm sure one pic is enough.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

stash report

yards in this week: 0
Yards used this week:31

yards in year to date:22.75
Yards used year to date:151.25

Net year to date: 128.5

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

design wall monday(sort of)

Ok so i'm a day late. This is what i've been working on lately. The browns are the start of my little brother's wedding quilt. I've got all the big blocks done, 24 of them. I've still got 48 little stars to do for the alternate blocks. They are only 6in so it takes longer than i want it to. The Green top is a baby quilt in the making using up a bunch of 2 1/2 strips. I've got 2 of these ready for borders.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

stash report

Geez have i been slacking off on this!!
total in for the year: 22.75
Total out year to date: 120.25

Net year to date: 97.5 out

This is pretty approximate cause i was not paying much attention for a while but its close enough to go on with. Next week will be better!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Two more finished

Not the best quilt i've ever made-can you say wavy? this one waves more than any i've finished. I basically quilted it into submission!
This one is a replacement. My mom gave the other bugs quilt to the wrong baby and was too embarrased to ask for it back so i had to start over.