Monday, April 25, 2011

Someday Projects :)

So do you have some of those wonderful Someday Projects.  Ya know, the ones that you will "get to" when you have some spare time??  When you manage to complete the projects that have deadlines??  When basically you create an extra hour for each day that is dedicated to nothing but quilting??

I hope I am not the only one with these kind of projects.  I love making quilts but I find that in the process of bees, quilt-a-longs, and tutorials, that some of those "other" projects just get pushed aside.  Here are the 4 that are making me feel a wee bit guilty right now :)

The Park Avenue on the top left was a giveaway win and I had the perfect plan for it the moment I saw it.  It has been sitting in my basket of projects since then.

The Top right is the HST's I had leftover from the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long.  I have had a fun idea of what to do with them since it ended.  Hopefully that one won't be put off much longer :)

The bottom right is my homemade holiday charm pack that I was going to use to make a table center for each holiday.  Well we are 2 holidays down and still no table runners.

And last, the bottom right is some Sugar Pop that I have already cut in the appropriate lengths to make an Avignon Picnic quilt.  It has been cut for months.  I just got the backing and the binding material so maybe that will give me the motivation to get it put together :)

So here is hoping I can squeeze a few more quilting minutes out of each day so that I can get these from the Someday pile to the today pile :)  It might be wishful thinking, but its something :)
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Friday, April 22, 2011

Not Easter Dresses but Dresses None the Less

So I didn't make the girls Easter dresses this year.  I am not much of a 3D sewer :)  I have dabbled in costumes, pj's, and shorts.  You know, the easy things that don't need to come out looking all that great.  So the idea of Easter Dresses has me running for the hills.

With that said, a few years ago (aka 2009)  I saw this tutorial over at Crazy Mom Quilts for Patchwork Dresses.  Now that is something I can handle!!  I made four, one for each of my 2 daughters and one for each of my 2 nieces (edit . On my side of the family.  If I had made them for the nieces on my husband's side I would have been sewing forever :).   I made a few adjustments to the tutorial, mostly for length purposes.  The tutorial was so easy to follow and I just love how they turned out!!

So ya, no Easter Dresses . . . But maybe next year they will get another patchwork dress as they have so grown out of these ;)  Sorry for the poor pictures, I didn't have a blog in 2009 so posing for pictures wasn't all that important :)

I can't get this picture to orient right.  Sorry :)
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Table Runner

I finished this table runner last week but I wanted to wait till it got to it's new owner to show it.  My Sister-In-Law wrote me yesterday that she had received it and loves it.  Yippee Skippee!!  I had so much fun making this little table runner and decided maybe I should do some more "small" projects.  It is so nice to have that super fast gratification of a completed project :)

Obviously, this is not the table it is for :)  I did HST's in alternating Pinwheels and Diamonds :)  Doesn't this just make you feel like Spring!!

 A little close up on the pattern.   This fabric is from the Sweet Divinity line by Amanda Herring from The Quilted Fish.  I just love it!!  I just can't get enough of those beautiful greens!!!

A close-up on the quilting.  I did my loops and flower quilting.  It has become a favorite and it gets a little better each time I do it :)

 I didn't have any Sweet Divinity yardage so I just grabbed a fun print from my stash for the backing :)
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Corey's VIBee Block

This Month for VIBee Corey asked us to do a Dresden plate.  I have done made two other Dresden plates and loved them each time so I was super excited to do another one.  Corey sent amazingly beautiful prints that she had already cut into the Dresden wedges, thanks Corey :)  I was so happy with the finish result.  My plate laid down perfectly and who doesn't just love polka dots!!!! Isn't it just beautiful :)

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Maybe I should go out of town again :)

Okay, so who knew going out of town and being offline for a week equaled the giveaway fairy shinning down on you??  Let me show you what I mean.

Right before I left I got word that I had won this from Bee in my Bonnet.   Don't you just love those unbelievably adorable cute 30's prints.  I am going to have to find a cute project for these.  She also sent an adorable pattern with them.  Thank you Lori!!!

While I was gone I got an email from Sue at Quilt Times that I had won this.  I can't wait for it to arrive.  I have heard so much about Schnibble patterns but have never had one.  I cant wait to whip a few of these quilts out.  Who knows, I bet the perfect pattern for those 30's prints is just waiting in the pages of this book. Thank you Sue!!!

And lastly, when I got back home, I got word from Darlene at SewCalGal that I was one of the winners of the Golden Quilter Awards.  Not one of the winners of the category but one of the winners of the giveaway :) Immediately I started getting excited wondering what I had won.  So I headed on over to check the winners list of prizes.  Now when I saw this prize, I started jumping up and down and screaming!!!  

Oh yes, I won the Fat Quarter Bundle of Amy Butler's Soul Blossom prints!!!  Ahhhh!!!!  Now I am stalking the mailman each day just waiting for it to arrive.  Thank you Darlene and (Sponsor of this prize.).  I am just thrilled!!!  

And VIBee Ladies, I am pretty sure this will be my fabric for my month :)  Won't it just be perfect!!!  Now to find a pattern.  Any suggestions for a great Bee month quilt with these amazing prints???

So ya, maybe I should go offline again if this is the result :)
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