Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shadow

Sorting with Sophie

Sophie is my little pumpkin toting shadow.  She follows me around the house until I sit still long enough so she can dump out her candy and take inventory of her goodies.  She’s sorting her candy…and I’m sorting fabric into a pile of fall-ish favorites for some quick d├ęcor projects.

Fall Fabric

I’m finishing up my Metro Hoops Quilt today too.  My blocks ended up wonky…and not the good kind of wonky.  Luckily the pattern has some great squaring up instructions…and to speed it up I squared up the first block perfectly using the instructions, then laid it on my other blocks a few at a time, matched up all my seams and cut.  Using the first block as a guide saved me SO much time!

Trimming Metro Rings blocks, Cluck Cluck Sew

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Now to get dinner started and get some healthy food into my kids before the Halloween candy coma starts tomorrow! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Berry Cross Stitch Quilt


 

Thank you for the sweet comments and emails from my last post...you guys and this little online community we have really are the best.  I'm feeling much better...and don't fall off your chair or anything but I made a quilt! 

This one turned out even better than I thought it would...love it when it happens ('cause it usually doesn't!). 


There is a great tutorial for these cross stitch blocks here

 I "eyeballed" mine a bit more than she did (OK a lot more....pretend all the seams match), but it still went together easily.  These are not quick blocks to make but chain piecing and a good TV show to watch listen to make it go faster.  


Now I have to go wrangle 3 kids into costumes and brave the school Halloween Carnival.  If you don't hear from me again you'll know I didn't make out alive.  ;)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Slow going

Things have been slow here.  When real life gets a little crazy the blog is the first to get put on the back burner.  I was really sick with a pregnancy...and then really sick with the loss of that pregnancy...so about the last thing on earth I've wanted to do was sit and write a silly blog post about fabric/sewing/quilting!  Luckily I'm feeling a bit back to normal and anxious to start on some fun projects I've had on hold and start sharing in this space more. :)


 I've been staring at this bundle of Carolyn Friedlander's latest collection Doe for Robert Kaufman.  That black and white triangle print has my heart.  I hate unwrapping these pretty bundles!


 A few more Metro Living bundles from Robert Kaufman.  I've already opened that top one...the colors make an awesome boy quilt. 


 Bloomerie Fabrics is hosting a QAL making Wallflowers (more info here, and it's on sale in my shop here).  I've had another Wallflowers on my list of to-makes for over a year now...so this was just the push I needed.  This time I'm making it without sashing I think?  We'll see.  :)


  
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