June 29, 2010

BFF Quilt Update

I was able to piece both mine and my BFF’s quilt tops yesterday…The 2nd one went a lot faster since I already had the 1st one done. I didn’t have to figure out placement and all that (because lets face it, that is usually the hardest part). There are a few subtle differences between the 2 quilts so I can tell them apart. Now I just need an idea for labels…this is where you come in! Please comment with a label idea (type, shape, and saying).

Not the best picture, but it is sort of hard to photo 2 quilts laying out on the floor in 1 shot! So it is what it is :)


Now comment with those label ideas!


June 28, 2010

Quilt for BFF

I am working on a quilt for my BFF. She lives in Austin and since I moved to Houston I actually live close enough to visit her. Her Birthday is the 7th of July and I am driving up to spend a few days and celebrate with her! I am so excited it has been too long since we got to spend time together. We are going to have a wonderful time doing girly things…SPA DAY with massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials.

Here is a preview of what I am working on. I am making 1 for her and 1 for me (just alike)…


I purchased a sheet in the color of the dark taupe (it was as close as I could find without spending $50 backing the thing). I also decided to go that way because I am making 2. Hubby would have a heart attack if I asked for $100 to back the quilts al lat once :)

I think I am going to go to the LQS to and get the binding. I was thinking one of the reds…What do you think?

I had a very difficult time laying this quilt out. it took me about 4 hours arranging and rearranging. Finally I got to this point which I found somewhat pleasing.

QUESTION: Tell me what you use to back your quilts. 


June 27, 2010

We have another TEEN in the house!

Happy 13th Birthday Parker…

Seems like only yesterday that you were born! I will never forget holding your tiny little hand in the incubator. you were the smallest thing I had EVER seen (2 months premature). All that time spent in the hospital was worth EVERY SECOND! I would do it all again in a heart beat. You have brought me more joy than I could have ever imagined…I LOVE YOU!



June 25, 2010

I’m melting…..

I am having a temporary (let's hope) melt down! Crossing my fingers that I am back to normal soon.

June 23, 2010

Joseph’s Coat #2

This is what I spent my Wednesday afternoon doing…


I have #2 all ready to be hand sewn! I am not sure what I am going to do with this one. I may keep it and then make another to gift, OR I may gift this one and make another one for me :)



Look at all the loveliness he delivered to me today!


1 Martinique LC

2 Martinique CPs

1 Fandango LC (SWOON)

1 Fresh Cottons JR

2 yards Fresh Cottons dots

1 Hunky Dory JR (too replace the one I used in DQS9)

3 Bars of my FAVORITE soap from  Old Red Barn Co. (LOVE IT)


I am expecting one more LC of 12 Days of Christmas to be delivered soon :) (for Putting the BEE in Christmas)


DSQ9—Ready for hand work.

I worked on my DQS9 quilt this evening while hubby and the kids watched baseball. I got all the petals sewn down and ready for sewing. I am so happy with the way it has turned out. When I am finished with this one I am going to make one for me and maybe even one for a dear blog friend who makes my online world so fun…It would make a great Christmas present for her I think ;)


I didn’t like how 2 of the bottom petals were placed (light and dark grays…didn’t flow right) so I switched them and I am much happier…don’t have a picture of that though…hubby is already in bed.

Now that I don’t have to worry about how this is going to turn out I can work on my Sew 2 Speak Bee blocks.


June 22, 2010

DQS9 Update

I managed to get all my petals made this afternoon :)


When I finish this one I am going to make another one just for me :)

I LOVE IT (go figure).


Tuesday’s Goals

I have decided to set some goals to accomplish today, and for some reason writing them and posting goals to my blog for the whole world (ok maybe not the WHOLE world) to see gives me the extra motivation I need to get things done. I guess I need to feel like I am accountable to someone :)

I usually have all my BEE blocks finished by this time every month but with the trip and having my niece here my machine hasn’t been turned on in about 3 weeks now (GASP). I really need to get caught up. Luckily I had the fabrics for 1 of my Bee Blocks early and got it mailed off before June even started so I guess I have 1 down already (feeling better already).

1. Sew 2 Speak (Flying Geese Blocks)

2. Make more pedals for DQS9 quilt.

3.Cut white DQS9 background if I have time.

I got the fabric for 1 Year, 12 Quilts in my mail box yesterday. I have an idea what I want to do with that GORGIOS fabric, but still want to give it a little more though.

I have to make a Block for the Round Robin too. I have the blocks, but I don’t have any BATICS to make them with so I will have to go shopping. That will have to wait until next week.

And although I shouldn’t I HAVE to go lounge by the pool for a bit to get my daily dose of Vitamin D!

I am going to leave you with a pic of my DQS9 progress. I decided to do turn under appliqué. Depending on time restraints I MAY make a extra mini quilt using the raw edge to add to my partner’s package.



June 21, 2010

DQS9 Start

DSC_0122 DSC_0120 DSC_0121

The Block has been drafted and the fabric has been chosen. I decided to go with Hunky Dory simply because I already have some in my stash. I am trying to use what I have...So partner I hope you will like it!

Right now I am aiming BIG. Depending on how smooth it goes I will do all 42 pedals. You never know, it may end up smaller.

I have also decided that this will be just a 1 sided quilt...I think I will be doing good to get the 1st side complete with all the hand work that needs to be done.

I am seriously considering a raw edge appliqué for this quilt or machine appliqué??? Opinions on that??? I think it would be a LOT easier...

I just don't want my partner to be disappointed with the final outcome.


I’ve done it again…

I’ve gone and joined another Bee! I received an email this morning from TraceyJay asking if I wanted to join a Christmas Bee. Although I am already in my fill of bee’s this one really appealed to me. There will be 6 in the group each making 2 blocks each month. It will start in July. How fun is that? I already have a block layout and fabric decided on…this was easy for me. I now need to convince my hubby that I need some more fabric! Wish me luck :)


June 15, 2010


On Dana’s (Old Red Barn Co.) Oatmeal Milk & Honey Soap! It is so creamy and refreshing. The sent is soft and clean. I AM IN LOVE! I have incredibly sensitive skin and usually have trouble with soaps, but not this soap. Stop on over and visit Dana and order some. You wont be disappointed. By the way she has other flavors too :)

I plan on buying some to give as gifts for Christmas and such.


June 6, 2010



I have a lot going on this month so I am going to have a VERY MODIST list.

1. Finish pinwheels for the pinwheel sampler quilt.

That’s it 1 goal and if I accomplish that I will be happy!



Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I have been watching the Doll Quilt Swap Group on Flickr for some time now. There are so many beautiful creations. I have been wanting to join, but was a little afraid to try. I filled out the form at the very last minute and got an email yesterday letting me know that I am in!!! Whoo Hoo I am so excited. Now I just need to figure out how to make a Flickr mosaic of inspirations. Anyone know how to do that??


June 4, 2010

Tunnel Vision…

Or something like it. I haven’t been able to focus on anything but my Pinwheel Blocks for the Pinwheel Sampler since I started them Last week. I decided to do 25 blocks instead of 16 and I have 22 of those finished! Only 3 more to go. The goal was to finish them before my BIG trip home, but unless I get them finished today (very doable if I get time to sew, see we are celebrating the last day of school here and my sewing time has been greatly compromised). You better believe I am going to do my best to get them done though :)

Here is what I have so far…

DSC_0035 DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0009 DSC_0012 DSC_0013 DSC_0016 DSC_0017 DSC_0022  DSC_0024 DSC_0025 DSC_0026 DSC_0027 DSC_0028 DSC_0029 DSC_0030 DSC_0031 DSC_0032 DSC_0033 DSC_0034



June 2, 2010

Give-A-Way Alert!

Sugar Stitches is giving away a FQ Bundle of Heather Ross fabrics. Head over to http://sugarstitches.com/blog/?p=696 to check it out!