- Got acquainted with my new Babylock Quilters Choice Pro and Grace Sure Stitch.
- Quilted two construction panels for baby gifts.
- Organized my fabric stash.
- Quilted, bound, labeled and gifted the Sweet Baby Jane Quilt.
- Pieced and assembled the Let it Snow quilt top.
- Quilted, bound and labeled April's T-Shirt Quilt.
- Made a Pink Batik Stitchin Chix Bag.
- Made one block for my Friday BOM quilt.
- Made a 'You've got the Notions' Stitchin Chix Bag.
- Quilted, Bound, Labeled and gifted a Cute YBR Baby Quilt.
- Quilted, Bound and hung a silly fat quarter wallhanging in QSE.
- Made 8 pillow cases including one for mom and I.
- Made the center medallion for my Friday BOM Quilt.
- Quilted Kristie's Bargello.
- Assembled what I could of my Friday BOM Quilt.
- Worked on my Pink and Black Packages Quilt
- Cut some circles for Heather's Yo-Yo's.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
I finally remembered to bring home the snowflake quilt so that I can put the binding on it. I quickly did that before going to my dad's for a cookout. I decided that I should hand sew the binding...yeah I think I'm nuts. So that will be my big project this next coming week. I'd like to take it back to work by Friday/Saturday.
By the time I got home from the cookout I was toast. I was just so exhausted so I went to bed and called it a day.
I'll leave you all with a funny picture. Imagine if you will, Mike sitting on the couch on the right side. Holly on the left side. I come downstairs to have Mike take a picture of Kristie's quilt and the BOM. As I'm holding the BOM up, Holly scoots over and rests her head on Kristie's quilt...as if to claim it. We were both laughing so hard. It's at an odd angle because Mike was holding the camera up in the air trying to catch the picture without her moving.
So there you go Kristie...your quilt has been Holly approved.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Speaking of Yo-Yo's. I have the Olfa circle cutter. I've found that the circle cutter works really well on the June Tailor cutting mat. It's funny because prior to cutting circles I had decided I hated that mat!
I don't know, I've learned over the years that there's just certain things I personally don't like talking about. No one knows how much money I make besides my husband and the guy who does our taxes. I hate discussing politics. It puts me on edge. I rarely even discuss politics with my husband because we have widely different political views. Religion. Well, let me tell you all...I went to catholic grade school and high school. Just because I don't like to discuss religion in a large group doesn't make me a bad person without God in my life.
Some of these things just make me completely squeemish to discuss unless it's a one on one nature and sometimes even then I'd rather not discuss them.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
After dinner she came over and sat with me while I cut our pieces for our block of the month center section. Then I sewed a few pillow cases that will be sent to Heather to had out to people in her unit as well as two for mom and I out of the Witches Undies line of fabric.
And then since I'm feeling evil, let's play a little game. Who can name the following fabric lines and manufacturers first?
I'll come up with a little prize for whomever comments correctly on all seven first. I leave you with one clue...you don't have to go far to figure these out.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I made us each a bag for our Ott Lights.
Bags for our irons.
Bags for our Clover Irons.
Sewing Machine Covers.
And lastly, roll ups for our Block of the month blocks (But again, I can't find the picture of hers).
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Then I popped over to Quilt Studio West. I was going to cut fabric circles out of the fabric I bought for a care package going to Heather. Hrmph. I couldn't find my Green Yo-Yo Maker to determine what size I needed to cut the circles. Anyone, Anyone?? At least I have the fabric all together in a nice little pile now.
Not wanting to be defeated I pulled out some fabric that I've decided to make into pillow cases to ship to Heather's unit with her care package. I got that cut and then cut out a pillow case out of "Witches Undies' fabric to make for my Mom and I. Now I just need to rifle through my scraps for 8 flanges. Shouldn't be too hard now that I've organized the bulk of my scraps.
It's going to be September. I'm really Summer/early Fall door wall-hanging poor. Anyone have any ideas for me? I'm not a teacher and I don't have kids so that whole back to school thing doesn't interest me. It's too early for Fall Leaves. I'm good once it's leaf and Halloween season. Maybe September 1st isn't too early for Leaves? What do you all think?
Next quilt for the frame is going to be my Shower Curtain. Hopefully then this weekend I can pick up the few remaining things that I want for the bathroom and we can actually have a finished room. Ok, not finished finished, I still think there needs to be some kind of wall hanging but let's face it, I could first get to that months from now. There's so much to make and so little time!!
I realized I have a hair cut appointment on Thursday that I need to change or cancel. It's on my Mom's Birthday AND I don't feel like going downtown with all the Harley's that will be in town for the 105th celebration. There will be some streets blocked off for block parties and I really don't want to deal with figuring out a new route. While I'm on the hair cut topic...how much is too much for an appointment? I love my hair cuts, I love Shell she's a friend and she does a great job but man...all together with the hair cut, hi-lites every other time and eye brow waxing I just feel like I'm spending far too much money on my hair. Anyone else ever switch just because it's gotten too expensive?
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Once mom came over, I started working on the center part of my quilt while she appliqued hers. We have one more section of stars to do next week before the center is finished. Then we have 3 more blocks to make. I think once my center is done I'm going to start assembling the quilt. Then I'll only need to add the final row.
Without further ado, here's my pretty center:
Here's all the blocks that I've made so far:
Did anyone else watch the closing ceremonies for the Olympics? I did and I thought it was awesome. Good job China! Now I have about 4 sessions of olympics left on the DVR that need to be watched.