Sunday, February 27, 2011

This week I did get a little bit of sewing done. Nothing that I'm going to show yet.

A little friend had a birthday this week, so Grace asked me to make her a spirit shirt. Spirit day is every Friday at school. The intention was great on my part, too bad the first 2 shirts I made I spelled the name of the school wrong. Thankfully I only spent $1 on the shirts. So back to Target for replacement shirts.
Spirit Wear
Grace thought it would be fun to make a pillowcase also for the same little girl. She was very concerned after the first spelling mistake that I spelled the name wrong. That one I did correctly the first time.
Today we caught "Bieber Fever" and went to see the Justin Bieber movie. The whole time I was watching the movie I had to chuckle. All I could think about was my LOVE for Shaun Cassidy when I was little. The girls in the movie reminded me of the clips you see of the Beatles with all the tears and screaming. Speaking of tears, two little girls left the theater crying. The request did come in already that the next time Justin comes to town a certain someone would LOVE to go to his concert.

We have a thunderstorm rolling through right now.  I can't wait for spring.  The unfortunate part of the thunderstorm is that there is a cold front right behind it and it might snow again tomorrow.  Enough winter, bring on Spring.

Have a great week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

KCMQG Article

Great article in the Kansas City Star about the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Not Quilting Related

What is the age that you decide that you are old?  For me I'm thinking 44 going on 45.  Went out tonight with some friends that came to town.   I decided tonight that i was old when I was hoping we were calling it a night and it was only 8:30.  We (my hubby and I) made it until 12:30 and then could finally take it no more and called it a night.  You know, gotta let the babysitter go home, umm what other possible excuse could we come up with.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm Tired

I started my weekend out with the theme from the old Monday night football, but changed the words a little.
Are you ready for some sewing?? It's like a giant party! I'm gonna finish something if it kills me. 

First up - Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs Baby Quilt

Hedgehog #1

Hedgehog #3

Next up - Squares
This one has been sitting for a while. I finished 12 blocks. I'm hoping to make 4 more and then get it together this week.

And the GRAND finale - I Spy
This one about did me in. I was able to piece the rows, but when it came time to put it all together, I really struggled. I tried matching seams - not good. There needs to be overlap of the triangle into the hexagon in order to get the star effect. So I had to trust my die cutting system and my sewing and just sew. It worked. I said a few prayers and then began telling myself "Use the force Luke." It worked. I'm so pleased with this top. Definitely busy, but I think some little munchkin will have fun finding all sorts of cool things.

I Spy

I Spy -Up Close

I also did some embroidery for customers, but I didn't take any pictures of those items. All in all, a VERY productive weekend. The goal for this week is get the squares together and get some machine quilting done.

Have a great week.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Christmas Quilt
Christmas quilt that should have been finished last July. Finally done.

Quilt Girl
Horrible picture, but I snapped it when Grace was explaining her artwork to her dad.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Design Wall & Creative Munchkin

Can I first say that I'm sick of cold and snow and I'm really ready for spring.

With that said here are a couple pictures of Grace. Since she hasn't been to school this week and has decided to get creative with fabric. I helped with the sewing but she did all the fabric picking and arranging, etc. and created her own little quilt top.

Creative Munchkin


The thread kept breaking so we didn't get very far tonight. I think it's probably because she's moving the machine so slllllooooooowwwww and I turned the speed down. I think when we go back at it tomorrow I will turn the speed up a bit. Crazy thing is, she gets it. She made a flower on one of the first blocks. I asked what she was doing and she said Well making a flower of course. Such attitude.  :-)

On the design wall is another t-shirt quilt, which I will spare you pictures of. I'm working on a "I Spy" top. I used my Go cutter hexagon and triangle dies. So have I mentioned that I LOVE my Go cutter? I love working with the shapes that I wouldn't normally cut myself. Hexagons definitely on that list.

I Spy

The top has grown since I took the picture.  The hexagons are cut from 6" blocks that I cut from the remains of other baby quilts and just threw in a box. That's a perfect size to put on the die and not have a lot of waste.

School has been cancelled already for tomorrow.  I suspect we will finish quilting a quilt top and have pictures to show.

Have a great night.