Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pick a Bunch Quilt

Gosh, it feels like I've been away from this space forever! I've been busy sewing. Mostly I've been working on the 10,000 swaps I've signed up for over the last couple of months. And some day soon I'll write up a post or two about all the fun goodies I've made (and received). But I was also able to squeeze in finishing a quilt.

Pick a Bunch

If you think you've seen this quilt before, you're kind of right. Back in April I went to The Stash Bash and pieced together a quilt top from a Jelly Roll of Kate Spain's Daydream. The next weekend we had the Houston Modern Quilt Guild retreat and I decided to make another quilt top from the same pattern. This time I used a Roll Up of Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims for Robert Kaufman.

Pick a Bunch

I love the purple flowers on the back! Have you heard of 5bucksayard? I love the shop... she stocks closeout fabric bolts, at awesome closeout prices. I bought this organic yardage for $3.99 a yard. And she's local to me, so I ordered in the morning and picked it up that afternoon!

Pick a Bunch

I went a bit rouge on the binding. Even though I had enough yardage of a couple of the prints from the line, I just wasn't in love with any of them. So instead I went with a light blue floral from My Mind's Eye Bloom and Grow collection.

Pick a Bunch

I think this quilt is going to be a gift (yay me for being ahead of the game!)


Quilt Details
Quilt Top Fabric: Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims
Quilt Backing Fabric: Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims
Quilt Binding: Bloom and Grown by My Mind's Eye
Size: 50" x 60"
October ALYoF Goal here

Monday, October 20, 2014

Project Life Week 42

October 12 - October 18

285:365 Rainy Sunday afternoon - perfect to hang out here. 
Sunday: Rainy Sunday afternoon - perfect to hang out here. 
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286:365 Beautiful new scarf from my mom showed up in my mailbox today. I saw it in a shop while visiting her but didn't buy it, and wanted to go back for it but ran out of time. ❤️❤️❤️ 
Monday: Beautiful new scarf from my mom. 
 I saw it in a shop while visiting her but didn't buy it, 
and wanted to go back for it but ran out of time. 
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287:365 Small scraps in the process of becoming bags. 
Tuesday: Small scraps in the process of becoming bags. 
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288:365 Poor kiddo came home from school with a cut under her eye (wayward pencil thrown by another kid). 
Wednesday: Poor kiddo came home from school with a cut under her eye 
(wayward pencil thrown by another kid.)
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289:365 And that would be the end of 40 yards of Warm & Natural. Thankfully I have another waiting to be opened. 
Thursday: And that would be the end of 40 yards of Warm and Natural. 
 Thankfully I have another waiting to be opened. 
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290:365 It will be a crafty-miracle if I finish this in time for the #londoncallingswap  Also need to figure out what to do with it. 
Friday: It will be a crafty-miracle if I finish this in time for the London Calling Swap. 
 Also need to figure out what to do with it. 
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291:365 Why hello there little red kitty cat. Welcome to the sewing room menagerie.
Saturday: Why hello there little red kitty cat. Welcome to the sewing room menagerie. 
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Project Life Week 41

October 5 - October 11

278:365 Adding Trixie to our My Little Pony  family. 
Sunday: Adding Trixie to our My Little Pony family. 
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279:365 Some itty bitty blocks with itty bitty scraps. 
Monday: Some itty bitty blocks with itty bitty scraps. 
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280:365 Our first Daisy meeting of the new school year is this weekend... just need to figure out what we're going to work on. 
Tuesday: Our first Daisy meeting of the new school year is soon... just need to figure out what we're going to work on.
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281:365 Buttons! 
Wednesday: Buttons! 
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282:365 Trying to pick a recipe for the #tasrecipeexchange (I have one in here, but 5 years later my memory is a little fuzzy on which one it is ☺️) 
Thursday: Trying to pick a recipe for the Favorite Things Recipe Swap. 
(I have one in here, but 5 years later my memory is a little fuzzy on which one it is) 
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283:365 Today coffee is my best friend. We were in the ER with Megan until 3am (asthma issues - all is fine now) - so work should be fun on 2 hours of sleep. 
Friday: In the ER with Megan until 3am (asthma issues - all is fine now), so I will need all the coffee to make it through the work day. 
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284:365 Teaching the kiddo to play Tenzie @lindazsews 
Saturday: Teaching the kiddo to play Tenzie. 
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes - October Goal

124:365 My second almost-finish of the #HMQG retreat. Just need to add a tiny strip between the two sections.

How are we already a week into the new month? Guess I better finish up some swaps so I can get to work on a quilt.

This month I'm going to try to finish up this quilt which I began at the Houston Modern Quilt Guild retreat in May.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Project Life Week 40

September 28 - October 4

271:365 I should be packing, but playing with some itty bitty scraps is a whole lot more fun. 
Sunday: I should be packing, but playing with some itty, bitty scraps is a whole lot more fun. 
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272:365 Mums & Pumpkins #NH 
Monday: Mums and Pumpkins on a New Hampshire roadside. 
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273:365 Checking out cheeses and Moxie at Vermont Country Store. 
Tuesday: Checking out cheeses and Moxie at Vermont Country Store. 
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274:365 Thanksgiving in October. 
Wednesday: Thanksgiving in October. 
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275:365 Made it to the top of Mt. Monadnock! 
Thursday: Made it to the top of Mt. Monadnock! 
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276:365 It wouldn't be a trip to New Hampshire without some ice cream. #nh 
Friday: It wouldn't be a trip to New Hampshire without some ice cream. 
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277:365 Home from NH and back to the routine of family life. First up: company picnic (complete with face/arm painting) 
Saturday: Home from NH and back to the routine of family life. First up: company picnic. 
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Project Life Week 39

September 21 - September 27

264:365 Bookcase purge today. 
Sunday: Bookcase purge today. 
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265:365 Awesome #starbucksmugrugswap  package from @laughterinquilts ... Echino deer, purple, aqua, chocolate, coffee, fabric... I couldn't ask for a better package! Thanks Karen!! 
Monday: Awesome Starbucks Mug Rug Swap package received today! 
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266:365 #kittyminiquiltswap partner: I haven't forgotten about you! I've come up with 10,000 ideas, and I think I've (finally) picked the one I'm going with. 
Tuesday: I've come up with 10,000 ideas for the Kitty Mini Quilt Swap, and I think I've finally picked the one I'm going with. 
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267:365 First set of #scrappypostagestampqal blocks. 
Wednesday: First set of Scrappy Postage Stamp blocks 
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268:365 Making bias binding from a fat quarter. Fast & easy... what a cool technique!
Thursday: Making bias binding from a fat quarter. Fast and easy! 
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269:365 Fun time at the county fair.
Friday: Fun time at the county fair! 
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270:365 Because our trip to the bookstore yesterday wasn't enough. 
Saturday: Because our trip to the bookstore yesterday wasn't enough. 
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