Thursday, January 21, 2010

January Review

The quilt class at church is wanting to make another quilt this year! I have started it so I can teach it at the end of the month. They are star blocks and my quilt is very springy and bright. The gray rainy skies of Oregon are beating me down, and I'm trying to fight it with color :)

I didn’t make monthly goal lists in 2009, this year I think I’m going to try it again. It helps keep me focused.

What I got done in January:

Progress on my current WIP:Victorian Garden Quilt: *done*
Blue Frost Quilt: *blocks were made* quilt & bind
Picnic Schnibbles: *done*
Pop Garden II quilt: *I basted it now to Quilt & Bind*

Also, I finished a block on Shores of Hawk Run, completed the January Madeline Schnibble Quilt, and started the Spring Star Quilt.

Goals for February:

Quilt and Bind the Pop Garden II quilt
Make the February Schnibble Quilt
Try to finish up Shores of Hawk Run Hollow
Finish Spring Star Quilt top
Find perfect quilt pattern for Catherine and begin gathering fabrics

I've been taking a break for the past week or so, and reading a book called The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I really enjoyed it, and picked up the sequel Catching Fire. If you are looking for an exciting read, pick them up you'll love it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I've been bobbing along at the bottom of the beautiful briney sea!

{que Angela Lansbury} I've been bobbing along, bobbing along, on the bottom of the beautiful briney sea... can you all tell what movie I watched recently? That'd be Bedknobs and Broomsticks, it was great to see it again.

I have been at the bottom of the sea with Shores this month! I finished another block. You know what that means?? One more block and this puppy is done. Oh yeah baby.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Madeline Schnibbles Quilt

The Schnibbles a Month pattern for January is Madeline. It is the smallest one we've done so far at 28" x 28". I used some charm packs I've had in my stash for a few years called Madeira by Blackbird Designs. It's cool fabric, it has cross stitch sampler patterns on it. I like it. So, here it is...
This one went together quickly, and I stipple quilted it with maroon thread. All of this was from my stash *woohoo!* So on February 1st be sure to check out Sinta and Sherri's blogs to see the parade. It will be awesome again I am sure :)

If you couldn't guess what Jessie and I were making last Sunday, here he is.
Jessie fell in love with an owl stuffy from the Pottery Barn catalog I got in the mail, so I told her we'd try to make one. She picked out all of the fabric (again from my stash) and we went to town. It is not perfect, but it's cute and she loves it!

I'm working like a mad woman on several other projects. I have another quilt basted and ready to quilt on. Also I am almost done with another block on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. I hope to finish it this week and post about it. Have an awesome weekend everybody!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I'll bet you can't guess...

I'll bet you can't guess what Jessie and I are making today! *wink wink*

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Hydrangea Garden Quilt

I finished the Hydrangea Garden quilt on Saturday afternoon, washed it and brought it to my former babysitter. Nan watched my kids for me for over three years, and was just awesome with my kids. I started it over a year ago for her, and put it way to work on other things, I finally finished it. It's not very big, a lap size. She loved it and declared she use it every night while watching TV. I was so glad she liked it!!
Jessie had a friend over to play so she got to be in the picture too :)
This is one of those quilts that I did because I fell in love with some fabric I found at a quilt shop. I found the blue hydrangea fabric on a shop hop I went on, and a magazine I had, it all just kind of came together. The pattern is called Victorian Garden, and it's from the Fons & Porter magazine dated Jan/Feb 2008.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello everybody, Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope you all had a really nice Christmas and New Year. It was nice for us here in Oregon. The kids got a Wii and have been hooked. It's great.
We spent the holidays at home, it was quiet and fun. Our friends joined us for New Year and we were glad to see them. We saw the movie Avatar, along with everyone else in the world. It was pretty good wasn't it? Now it's time to get back to the grind, homework, schedules, work, etc. Oh boy!
I don't have resolutions for the New Year, only things that I want to improve on. I am excited for 2010. How about you?

There has been some progress made on the Hydrangea Garden quilt, I basted it and quilted it this week. It took 4 bobbins and 2 hours to quilt this... much less than the Pebble Quilting huh? That makes me laugh. I can't believe how quick it went. Now I just have to bind it.
I had cut out these blocks a few months ago when I had my friends over for sewing night. Sewing started the week of Christmas. Now, all 25 blocks are done. They are really shiny, I think it's the Fairy Frost fabrics. I bought this quilt as a kit from Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe last year. It's so pretty. I plan on finding a flannel backing for it sometime.
January's Schnibble quilt is called Madeline. Pretty huh? Now it figure out what charm packs to use.
Carrie informed me that I won the giveaway contest for December's Schnibbles from her, I am thrilled!!! Thank you Carrie.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year!