Saturday, August 21, 2010

And the results are in...

4 out of 6. I think that is pretty good. First I sewed the bottom row onto My son's quilt and it is now the right size. Then I worked on the log cabin blocks for the back of my sampler quilt but I think they look to good to put on the back of a quilt. Next I finished this paper pieced block for a swap that i am in. We were told to use yellow orange and black and any other colors. I hope this looks good with all thothers.
I recently joined an International Round Robin that starts in September. I am mailing my block to Brazil. We will have 6 rounds and I should get my block back next year at this time. I went with an I spy themed center. Everyone has novelty fabrics don't they? I am hoping to write some I spy lines on the backing for the kids to find.
I also got the seams ripped on my Crazy Mom Quilt along. My side strip should be 28 7/8 and I stretched it to 30 1/4. No wonder it was a little wavy along the edge.
Well the motivaton of the Friday Night Sew In has worked its magic and I have gotten a couple things off my to do lists. Thank You Heidi. I can't wait till September.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Night Sew In - August

Is it really August already? Here is the list I am working on tonight:

1) I am going to sew one more row on my son's quilt
2) I am going to sew all the log cabin blocks for the back of the Modify Tradition sampler quilt
3) I am going to sew together strips of Kaffee Fassett for the back of my siggy quilt.
4) Tear out strips from Crazy Mom's Quilt along figure out correct length, resew
5) sew all the rest of the strips onto the Crazy Mom Quilt along
6) Finish paper pieced block for April

That's about all I might be able to complete tonight.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Design Wall (floor) Monday

Here is what's on my design floor today. These are the blocks for the Postage stamp Quilt along. The quilt along was a while ago but it has just moved to the top of my list. I will cut these blocks into 1.5 inch strips and then sew them back together. This is the other quilt that I am working on. Some of these scrappy blocks are from my bee month. Everyone made me at least two and some made me three blocks. This is a quilt for my son and he loves orange.
Well that's what I'm working on. Go check out what other's are doing on Judy's Blog.

I got it!

This is the quilt I got from the ALQS swap #4. I love it. I don't ever work in black but it really makes the colors so much brighter. I love it.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this swap.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Busy Summer full of Fun

The month is July began with a quick trip to Acadia National Park. This is a picture from our favorite beach, Little Hunter's Beach. If you are heading to Maine to go to this park email me and I will give you a couple great ideas of places to go. We go up every summer and the kids still love it. Next we started all of our summer programs, basketball, day camp, etc. I left for a week with my 15 year old to go to Presbyterian Youth Triennium in West Lafayette Indiana. It was very hot and humid and no airconditioning in the dorm at Purdue. We had a great time anyways.
Here is a our little group that represented Northern New England.
My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a quiet walk on the beach and dinner at a seafood restaurant.
Then it was off to the Maine Quilt Show. i took a class on Saturday but went up for the preview of Thursday night. 873 quilts ...amazing.
I took the Carol Doak Paper Piecing Class. It was amazing. I have no qualms about doing a paper pieced project now, and I know how to estimate the amount of fabric I will need for the project. She is a wealth of information.
The on Aug 1st I drove my teenager to Tanglewood 4H camp for a three week leadership program. She will be hiking and then teaching the younger campers. My youngest will be going up for the last week of her time there and will get to be one of the younger campers that she works with.
Now if I can just get back to the sewing machine and get some quilting done I would be just a little happier.