Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Working on a Quilt-in-My-Head

So, I got this fat quarter pack and it's kind of Christmasy, but not too Christmasy. (I don't like Christmasy fabric AT ALL.) I saw a quilt online and then I couldn't find it again, so I thought I could make it anyway.

I made all negative 9-patches rather than positive 9-patches.

When I put them on the design wall, I realized that there was nothing I could do with them, lol. Nothing that I could figure out, anyway.

So I went looking for another quilt to make.

I found this one at allpeoplequilt. It's a pattern for a quilt called Suite Dream.

So, I've converted my 9-patches to 16-patches.

I may or may not follow the pattern, but I think I will make the border the same.

Hope you're having a quilty day.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Slow Day

Not feeling well today. :-(

We finished school in good time this morning, though. I always feel better when all the kiddos school is finished.

This afternoon, I took a nap and I still don't feel much better, but I'm going to work on a block so I can go sew with my friend, Candice tomorrow. We're doing a quilt together, so I'll try and get some photos to share with you all.

Hope you're having a quilty day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

I've Been Busy

I've been busy this last week. I quilted four quilts and a friend quilted two and now it's time to bind.

Here are some pictures of the quilts held by my faithful quilt holder, Josiah.

Now, some obligatory kid pictures.

My public school kiddos

My homeschool kiddos

Hope you're having a quilty day!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Working on David's Quilt

This is the first quilt that I'm going to be finishing. It's for my brother who recently moved up to Bismarck.

I LOVE having my brother nearby. The rest of my family lives in Kansas and Colorado, and that's a LONG way from North Dakota!

David's Quilt
I'll have to see if I can find the book that this quilt came from. I love it!

I'm going to be quilting the heck out of the background causing the shapes to pop up.

Quilting the background
It's going to take a bit of time, but I think it will be awesome.

Addendum: This quilt came from the book Beyond Neutral. There are quite a few modern quilts. I really like several of them.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Goals for Remainder of 2015

I need to get my UFOs finished!

So, here's the deal. My goal is to get all the quilts (in various stages of finishment) finished by the end of the year.

This is a wardrobe

This is a wardrobe full of quilts!

Think I can do it?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

From Toes In the Sand to Storm At Sea

Here is row one of the Toes In the Sand quilt. I went with the light gray instead of white in the background. Now that I have a row together, I realize the quilt reminds me more of a stormy gray sea, so I think I'll rename my quilt to Storm At Sea.

This first row went together quickly, so I don't think I'll have a problem finishing the top up this morning. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon, then I may have to go into the hospital for a few days, which is a bummer since I'm SO in the mood to sew!

I'll post a pic if I'm able to before I have to go to Bismarck.

I think it's going to be a beauty when I finish!

Have a quilty day!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Design Wall Monday, December 16, 2013

On my design wall this morning are some of the blocks from my Toes In the Sand quilt.

They are in no particular order, I just wanted to see them up.

But, here is the layout that I think I'll go with for quilt 1.

I was able to make at least one, usually two extra blocks with each month's fabric, so I have several extra blocks and still two months to go for the BOM (block of the month). So, I think I'll have enough blocks to make two of these quilts: keep one, and donate one.

The next decision is what to put for the setting triangles. Should I use white or light gray?

I won't really have a lot of time this week, so I don't anticipate getting much done. Make sure you check out what everyone else is up to at Judy's blog.

Have a quilty day!

Friday, December 13, 2013

What To Do For Entertainment On a Friday Night

When you live in rural North Dakota, there's not so much to do on a Friday night unless you want to travel a bit. But, we find our own things to do.

Usually, that means Olivia holed up in her bedroom on Pinterest or Instagram, the other kiddos playing with toys, Dana watching TV, and me hanging out on the computer, or sewing.

This Friday, though, my hubby had an idea to work on a puzzle...and it was a hit.

A rare spontaneous smile from my 13 year old.
Caesar and Joey watching.

Blocks Finished For Toes in the Sand

I've finished a few more blocks for my Toes In the Sand quilt. They're coming along fairly quickly.

I'm about halfway through with the blocks.

What have you been working on? I have to get a move-on because I have surgery next week and I may not be able to sew for a few days after I get home.

Hope you all have a quilty day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Toes in the Sand

Last night I decided to resume working on a BOM (block of the month) that I began this year and hadn't worked on since Month 2.

The quilt is called Toes in the Sand, and it's SO pretty! I am into triangles for some reason, and this quilt is full of triangles.

When I first got the book, I actually finished the blocks out of my own stash. I used purple and orange batiks. I'll find those today and try to get some pictures up. I'm having a hard time finding a background that I like.

The quilt I'm working on now will look almost exactly like the picture.

I have to take the kiddos to Bismarck this afternoon to see the orthodontist. It's SO cold out there, but it's supposed to be warming up. Here's hoping!

I should be able to work on Block 3 a little this morning while the kids are working on school. I'm working on helping them to become more independent.

Hope you have a quilty day!


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