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Sunday, August 31, 2008

New Fabric

Went to Joann's tonight and got some more fabric. I was trying to get away from the colors I LOVE (blue and purple) but I ended up buying blue and purple because that's just what I wanted! Not to mention I found a really pretty blue fabric, and I got it for the remnant price because there wasn't a yard left (which is what I said I wanted)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Block Completely Done!

My block is completely done! And I checked and it does measure 7.5 inches square! I should have probably ironed the seams open as I went but oh well, it was just practice anyway!


Finally done with the block! Okay so it's not sewn together yet, but deal with it!

A picture of my little cutie, Alex

Our new car, 2008 hyundai accent. We traded in our 2003 ford focus because it was just giving us too many problems and a huge money pit!

Still Working on Block 2!

I am STILL working on block 2!

I got some of it done, then realized that it wasn't going to work because I didn't have any seam allowances! So I had to rip it all back apart, split the pieces up into sections and started over. That and the way I was doing it was confusing me!

And now I'm almost done making all the sections, after that I'll just need to sew the sections together and I'll finally have my block done!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Piecing a Backing

I was getting ready to pin Alex's winter quilt all together the other night and then realized that 44" fabric is not quite wide enough for the quilt.

The quilt is 50x60ish, so if I cut two pieces 60 inches (or 70 inches long to make sure I have enough) then I'd end up with an 88 inch wide backing and that's excessive. Seems a waste to make a backing that big and then end up having to cut it down a lot at the end.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Block #1, Sewing Room

I did another block #1 because I felt like my first one turned out crappy. I'm happier with the 2nd one.

I also took pics of my fabric stash and my sewing room.

Block #1

And I just now realized that on the top of my block the two green triangles don't meet up just right!!

Some of the puckering in the block

My fabric stash, that whole basket is full

The desk my machine sits on

Monday, August 11, 2008

BOM Done

Hasn't been squared up, and some pieces have ripples in them from the thread being pulled to tight. But I finally got it done!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

BOM #1

I'm not too sure about the orange in the center. It just looks off to me, like it doesn't belong. The other colors seem to go to me but that orange just doesn't work for me!

I got all the flying geese pieces done, and two of the corner squares.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Beginning of Block 1

I'm doing Judy Laquidara's block of the month (and I spelled her last name without having to look it up! Double checked it though!) And this is the beginning of my block 1 along with my fabric selections.

My fabric selections are in order from outside of the block to inside.
Dark blue=her light shade/white
Green=her green
Purple=her purple
Blue=the gold triangles in hers
Orange=square in the very middle of the block

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Gone Favorites Only

At least that's what I'm calling it!

Apparently some people have nothing better to do than stalk me on the web and chit chat about me, so only people I trust are able to read this!

I'm stressing out right now with that BS, submitting a request for a/c service and having to call the home warranty company this afternoon because the a/c people had never contacted me in 2 days, the car not working right. Oy.

We went down to the gas station, filled up with gas, then pretty much sat there for almost 10 mins just turning the key so the electric stuff came on, then seeing if it would actually show the odometer reading. If it did, we could start the car. But then 2 or 3 times when we went to put the car in reverse the car would die, so we'd have to start all over again!

So no buying batting right now because I don't want us to end up stuck at Joann's and not able to push the car home! At least now the gas station is only like 2 miles up the road, so it's not a bad deal pushing it home from there.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Best Reaction Ever!!

I just got the best reaction ever to one of my quilts!!! I walked into Alex's room with his winter quilt I've been working on off and on for 2 years now and I unfolded it and he said oh wow!! I handed it to him and he took his blanket off the bed (it's actually another quilt I made) and put his winter quilt on the bed!

It's like awww, he really likes it!!! He would have slept with it if I'd let him!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Alex's Winter Quilt

I got tired of cross stitching so I pulled out Alex's winter quilt that I started working on in oh....August 2006!!! And it's still unfinished. I've finally got everything into rows now LOL. At least I haven't been working on it continuously since then, that would be really bad!

Alex has been enjoying some learning time with daddy. They go on and go through the letters and watch the little things together. Alex says the letters and tries to say the items that he sees. Like doll, bear. I haven't gotten my chance to play it with him yet. I know he recognizes some letters, at least the ones in his name!