Monday, April 21, 2014

Oh my, I have been gone way too long!

I cannot believe it has been so long since I have written. No I did not fall off the face of the earth, and thank you to all who emailed me with concerns. I was given a new task at work dealing with a massive grant and it has drained me of energy and time.
           Then last fall the hubs and I found out that we are expecting! Now this was a surprise. Things have been going great with the pregnancy other than huge amounts of morning sickness. We did find out it is a boy much to my hubs pleasure and I know I have never been so sick with a pregnancy in all my life. So needless to say there was not much sewing going on in my life.
             Until now, I am not 100% certain where the motivation and energy have come from, but I will take it.we have a little over two months this before baby boy comes and I wanted him and my youngest daughter to have quilts. My youngest daughter's quilt has been in the mind works for over 2 years now. I know bad mommy moment. So over the past week I got busy. I had to pace myself because of working full-time and swelling in my lower legs, but things got accomplished. I had won (a very long time ago) a small set of Flea Market Fancy charm squares from Heather @ alamodefabric. I had since picked up a few more pieces of the line. They were just screaming at me to make a boy quilt. Then I was reading some of my favorite blogs and saw a lovely quilt on Blueelephantstitches, sized down from Camille Roskelley's "Playful" quilt in her book "Simply Retro". What!?! I own that book!
Finally got busy!
...bam it hit me. I want to make that quilt with my Flea Market Fancy squares! So I got to working... This suddenly appeared.

Then this was sitting in front of me...Baby Boy quilt progress

and finally I had made this in what felt like record time!

But it didn't stop there...I kept cutting and now I have this lovely pile of fabric sitting on my table for my youngest daughter's big girl quilt.  A second quilt cut in a week. This one is for my littlest girls bed. It is made with the same fabrics as her sister's quilt. Good thing since they will share a room soon. #farmersmarket #sandihenderson #quilt 
I hope to get these lovelies sewn this week.  Thanks to all of you for the continued encouragement, and if I keep this current pace up, I will have more to share real soon! Happy Easter! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My City Sampler Continues

I have been busy over the past few weeks. I made 14 more City Sampler blocks, and finished my Michael Miller Clubhouse 2010 quilt top. ( I will get picture of those as soon as Mother Nature will let it stop raining.) So here are my new City Sampler Blocks....
 Block #11 Block # 8 Block #10 Block #9 Block # 7 Block #73 Block #14 Block #15 Block #53 Block #16 Block #18 Block #19 Block #24 Block #20 
I really love making these small blocks! I hope you have a great weekend! 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tula Pink Sampler Update

Here is a little update on my City Sampler Quilt. I have added these block to my finished list...

Block #93   #tula100 Block #4   #tula100 Block #5     #tula100 Block #6     #tula100 Block #33     #tula100 Block #43    #tula100
 If I remember correctly, this gives me 29 blocks completed. I am almost 1/3 of the way done! I cut out 8 more blocks last night and I hope to piece them tonight at the City Sampler Sew Along tonight at my LQS! These are fun blocks, and as I look at everyone's blocks join this group or this group, it makes me think of many different possibilities for making more quilts with these blocks in the future! I hope to give you an update soon about tonight's fun!

Friday, June 14, 2013

June's Goals...

I am working hard already on my goals for this! can you believe that the month is already half way done?

Goal #1
I am still working on my Tula Pink City Sampler quilt. These blocks are still so much fun. I am setting a goal of 3 of these tiny blocks a week.  So by the end of the month I should have at least 12 blocks done.

Goal #2
A carry over from last month, I really need to finish my mother-in-laws quilt.  I have only a bit of quilting and the binding to finish.  It is not my favorite colors, but it is my mother-in-law's, I am starting to wonder if that is why I am struggling with finishing it. I am just not that into it.

Goal #3
Make my BOM for my LQS, and maybe catch up on some extra BOM blocks I have been making along the way.

Goal #4
Month 1

Finish piecing, and possibly send to the long-arm quilter, my Michael Miller Clubhouse quilt from 2011.
This quilt is going to be for my Mom and Dad. I think it will look lovely on their bed. 
Goal #5 I need/want to sew some skirts and dresses for my girls. Summer weather is definitely upon us and it will be fun to be in light/ bright clothes.

So what are your goals for this month? Is there anything you are working or trying to finish? I hope that you are safe and cool where ever you are!
 Chat with you soon!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

May's Goal in Review

There is nothing in the world like that of knowing you accomplished something wonderful!  With that being said it is time to review my goals for the month of May.

I had made 5 goals for May to be completed in only 10 days.....(no pressure there!)
Well I am here to say that I completed 3 of the 5 goals!! (Does a little happy dance :-))

I pieced a backing, sandwich, quilted and bound my Postage Stamp Quilt.

Postage Stamp Quilt Complete!  Postage Stamp Quilt Complete!

I decided to keep the quilting simple with diagonal lines.  I was thinking about making boxes, but my hubs changed my mind for me. 

I love this quilt, and my oldest daughter does as well. I am believe that she will be keeping it on her bed.  I still have enough of the Farmer's Market fabric to make at least one more quilt! Oh the possibilities....I must ponder this for a bit!

 As well as a completed quilt, I was able to make my BOM for my LQS, and piece more City Sampler Blocks. You can check them out right here! I am enjoying these blocks and hoping that my fabric choices are as nice as Miss Tula Pink's Quilt. 

I was trying to get this post to you all you all sooner, but Blogger is being bad! Hopefully, it will start acting straight and I will be able to let you know what my June goals are, and about some more City Sampler Blocks. I hope you are having a great day and I will chat with you all soon!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

I keep on rolling...

Hello All, I have been on a roll since my last post. I have made more City Sampler Quilt Blocks. Here they are...

 Block #82Block #81Block #91Block #61Block #11Block #2Block #12Block #13Block #23Block #92Block #72Block #22Block #32Block #62Block #42Block #3Block #52

17 Blocks in 2 weeks. These little blocks are like Pringles Potato Chips...."Once you pop you can't stop!" My LQS is going to have a City Sampler support group starting this month. I may not have any blocks left to make by the time this group rolls around. I am almost 1/4 of the way through the book :-) Are any of you working on this quilt? Are you enjoying these blocks as well? I hope you all have a great week and I will be back with a finish tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May's Goals

Wow I cannot believe that May is just about over. I am trying to work on making small monthly goals to keep myself working on all of my UFO's. I decided to share this post with all of you, because sometimes you have to keep yourself accountable to others. So here it is with only 10 days left in the month, my Goals for May Goal #1 Quilt and bind this lovely postage stamp quilt Postage Stamp Quilt Top Goal #2 Finish quilting and bind the quilt for my mother-in-law (pictures to come) Goal #3 Make my block of the month quilt block Goal #4 Make a few more City Sampler Blocks The First 6! and hopefully get some skirts and dresses made for my girls. Man, putting it in writing seems like a lot, but I can do it biting off one bite at a time. :-) How are you all doing with your UFO's? Do you have any Goals for May? Blessings, Angie