One Monthly Goal Miracle Finish……

While I know it does not look like much, but since I have had pneumonia, it is pretty monumental.  Good thing I got this done earlier in the month or I would not have made it.  I have not sewn anything in over a week.  That is a sure sign that I am am really sick.  Managed to make it to work today, but I am pretty sure by the time the day is over, I will be done and there will be no sewing.  I do need to figure out my goal for May though.

This is already on Kevin’s nightstand.  I am not sure he recognizes any of this as a shirt he used to wear (blue and white plaid dog bone).

If you haven’t registered for my give away, don’t miss it.  See my previous post. 

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Charm Packs to give away and Show my appreciation

I have been truly amazed at how much enjoyment and satisfaction I get from my blog.  It makes me feel like I am surrounded by like minded friends who all love the same thing. I managed to get over 200 followers and more than 7000 views.   So, to say thank you, I am giving away 2 charm packs.  They are Soho calico’s.  I love the colors.  Lots of teals and greens.  I figured that 2 charm packs can easily be turned into something awesome.  I have recently started a “Zipper Quilt” with two of my favorite charm packs.  I am sure I will show some photos as soon as I have a bit more to show.

Even though I spend my days at work as a “Nerd Whisperer”.  I am going to do this the Non-scientific or non nerdy way.  Just leave me a comment with your first name and name of a favorite quilt that you made.  You have until the last day of April to comment and then on May 1st, I will put everyone’s name in a bowl and have someone from my house draw the lucky winner.  I will notify you all of the winner.  Best of luck to everyone.

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Free Quilt Block Day makes me so Happy…

It’s time for me to go and pick up my free quilt block from Red Rooster Quilts.  I love free things, even though it will likely cost me money when I go there.  They are smart and totally understand quilters.  Hard for us not to buy something when surrounded by the things we love.

So, I thought I would show you my blocks so far.  I like them and already have in mind how I will quilt them, which is totally odd for me, since the quilting is the scary part.  I am going to call this my hugs and kisses quilt and quilt an “O” over the “X’s”.  I have it in my mind…… which is sometimes a scary place.

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A Great Idea for Quilt Blocks……Thanks again to Lynn

So, once again, I borrowed this idea from my friend Lynn.  She keeps all her quilt blocks in pizza boxes.  What a truly awesome idea.  My nicely ironed blocks stay that way, and everything stays together.  It took me a while, but the other day I stopped by my local pizza shop and asked if I could buy some boxes.  They gave me a bunch of ones that were misprinted or printed crooked (didn’t bother me).  They work just as well as the perfect ones and I did not have to pay for them.  I am still in the process of getting all my projects ironed and put in my pizza boxes, but I am almost there.  Just wanted to pass along a pretty good idea!

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OMG…..I Finished a Quilt

How truly unusual.  I feel like I am sometimes on the 10 year plan.
20170406_191847_resized_1This one is older than my daughter (she is the one peaking over the top).  That makes it 13+ years and I am pretty sure it may have actually been started in the late 1990’s….It was definitely prior to 2002.  I remember the house I was living in when I started this.

So, all that aside, I actually like this quilt.  While it is sort of scrappy, it sort of isn’t.  There are a lot of Asian themed fabrics, which I always find 20170329_192333_resizedpretty.  So, I don’t hate the quilting.  It was a new venture for me to do something other than meandering.  Although there is
some meandering.  I remember that I bought the backing a long time ago also.  It looked like bamboo leaves, so I remember grabbing it when I saw it.  Of course I see every quilting mistake (and there are a lot), but I am trying not to focus on those.  I think this has 20170406_192000_resized_1helped me to move onto quilting or at least try quilting other designs in my quilts.  I have no idea what I am doing it with it.  For now, I will hang on to it and wait until the right time to give it away or donate it to charity.

 

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My new Pepsi take along craft Bag

20170401_145652_resized_1I found this fabric so cute.  Could be because I have an addiction to Diet Pepsi.  Too bad they did not have diet Pepsi fabric.  That would have made it even more awesome for me.  I found that I take my English paper piecing projects around with me in Ziploc baggies.  Didn’t seem right for a quilter.  So I just created this bag.  Now I have plenty of room for all my English paper piecing stuff that I haul around whenever I will be waiting somewhere.  Can’t stand just doing nothing.

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More Dog bones for My April One Monthly Goal

20170401_135727_resizedSo, this month, I plan on quilting, trimming and binding this piece.  This one is for Kevin’s nightstand.  These three dog bones are  tied to him.  The middle one is Ohio State, of course.  We (especially Kev) are Ohio State fans.  The light colored plain one is actually a shirt he wore that got a tear in it in a place that could not be easily repaired.  Since it was a nice shirt and 100% cotton, I figured what the heck.  Then the last dog bone is dog bone fabric.  I have turned him into a dog lover, so it is appropriate.  Not a big giant project like last month, but still something that needs finished.  I am still piecing the one for my nightstand and then one for his dresser.  I did not use the cling wrap like last time.  I created a template and traced my dog bones on it.  Seems way better than trying to pick plastic out for hours like I did for the last piece.

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