Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Needing A Vacation......

......from blog land!

I have a lot a things to get finished before Mother's Day. I'm also trying to plan our first meeting for the Fort Wayne Modern Quilt Guild.....if you have any thoughts let me know.

Don't worry, I'll be checking my e-mail.

OK, I hope to have some new finished projects to show you when I get back!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Block #8 of PWSQA

For Block #8 we were to chose our pinwheel design.....I had a hard time with this i picked one of my favorites and arranged the blocks in a different order......Block #3 re-arranged

Block 1 of 2

Block 2 of 2

Block #2 of PWSQA - Redo

I didn't like one of my blocks because there was not enough contrast in the colors....this block looks much, much better.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Red Play-Doh

The boys got to play with Play-Doh after their nap....and during clean up:

Me: OK Boys! Time to clean up.
Jon: Nooooo!
Me: Yesssss! Ok, where is the rest of the red play-doh?
Jon: I don no
Alex: Jon eat it.
Me: Jon, did you eat the red play-doh?
Jon: NO!
Alex: Yes you did JON!
Me: Jon, did you eat the red play-doh??
Jon: Yea!

So, needless to say, we are missing about 2 ounces of red play-doh. I've looked all over the house for and cannot find any traces of it....and red sticks out like a sore thumb....guess we'll have to see what he poops out in the next couple of days.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Block #7 - PWSQA

Finally finished block #7 of the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along from Rachel of p.s. i quilt.

Block 1of 2

Block 2 of 2

I changed it up a little bit....the white borders are suppose to the colored fabric, but I didn't want the outside border being white, since the sashing is white.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Make Life Notebook Cover

Meghan of Thrifty Quilter has made a cute notebook cover out of the Make Life layer cake that she won from the giveaway i had a while back.

Great job Meghan!

I was so excited to see what she had made that I had to do a shout out!

Well back to the sewing room...finishing the quilt for my aunt.....i want it done before Mother's in order for this happen I put have put off finishing the quilts for Alex & Jon

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring to Finish 2010

Need a little extra *oomph* to get you going on all those half finished projects???
Then check out Tallgrass Prairie Studio.

You have until May 31, 2010 to finsh as many projects as possible....but don't rush through them, take your time and do it right the first time o make it look nice.
I can't tell you how many time I rush through a project just so I can get it done and then regret it because it looks like crap, which makes me have to redo it.....if I have to look at it or will be giving it to someone, it better look nice!

My commitment list to get finished:
1. Aunt Fays Quilt
2. Alex's Quilt
3. LJ's Quilt
4. Sultry Quilt
5. Exotic Quilt

6. ABC Book

7. Pot Holder Pass
8. Spring Clean the Carpets (the carpets only get shampooed twice a year...spring & late november)

Added Items:
8. Block #7 (Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along)

9. Block #8 (Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along)

10. Sashing (Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along)
11. Finishing (Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along)

12. Block #4 (Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along)
13. Block #5 (Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along)
14. Block #6 (Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along)

#15 Any other blocks that need to be done for the Jelly Roll Sample Quilt Along.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

One for Alex & One for Jon

The boys new matching quilt tops...

One for Alex

And other for Jon

still working on the backs.

These quilt tops were so easy to make, that I made both of them in about a weeks time......and since I just shipped the boys to Grandma's & Grandpa's for the night, hopefully I get the backs made and have them basted for quilting this week.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Different Winner of Giveaway

OK, I sent an e-mail and posted the winner of the Make Life layer cake and I got no responses.

Bad news, the original person didn't win...

Good news, Meghan of Thrifty Quilter is the new winner....(I sent you an e-mail)

Meghan said,
"My Nana gave me a sewing kit when I was little. My version of "sewing" was just attaching two fabric scraps together for no reason. I think my first real project was probably a purse."

The same rules apply to you as well. You have until Saturday, April 17, 2010 to contact me with your information. If I do not here from you, I'll have to pick a new winner, it's only fair.

Again.....Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left a comment.

Again.......for those who are interested to participate in the Pay it Forward (or Sew it Forward, as I like to call it)!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The "Wheels" on the bus go......

I thought it was time to make my boys new quilts. So I bought "Wheels" by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake......I can't get enough of it right's so super cute for boys!

I've got the rows sewn together for both quilts, but I've decided to add some solids as well, so the project in on hold until a can find the right color of solids that I want......i'm thinking some sky blue & milk chocolate brown.....I'll be using the solids for the back, which will be how the boys will be able to tell which quilt is his.

WIP Overhaul

Remember when I show you all this quilt top and said I'm not done with.
Well this is a sneaky peaky at what I'm up to.....

While the boys were taking their nap, I finished the top piece & the bottom.....i'll have to wait until they got to bed before I baste it......i use basting spray with does not smell pretty.....the last thing i need to do is be killing off their brain cells at 4 & 2 years old.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jandi in Stitches

Jandi is have a great giveaway of a charm pack: Fruitcake by BasicGray for Moda

You have until April 16, 2010 to enter......head on over and check it out!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fort Wayne Modern Quilt Guild

Did you notice the new things happening on my blog side bars.

That right, there is an interest to start a local Modern Quilt Guild in the Fort Wayne, IN area.

I've been thinking about it for sometime, but have been putting it off. I thought that maybe I should wait until I get some more experience.

After some thinking, I went for it and started our web page....

So for those of you have some interest, please hop on over and check it out.....I'd love to know what think, don't be shy about giving me your input.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Block # 6 - Pinwheel Quilt Along

This block was a lot easier than what I thought it was going to be, but than again, all the blocks are!

Block #1 of 2

Block #2 of 2