Sunday, April 28, 2013

Project Life Week 16 & 17

April 14 - April 27

104:365 Road trip quilt naps. Headed back to TX with @safieh @houseofbadcats @jaceynotjc #thestashbash 
Sunday: Road trip quilt naps. Headed back to TX from Stash Bash. 
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  105:365 Megan's first James Avery charm bracelet. 
Monday: Megan's first James Avery charm bracelet. 
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  106:365 Post #thestashbash re-entry to the real world will be rough today. 
Tuesday: Post Stash Bash re-entry to the real world is rough. 
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  107:365 Frames done! #springtimesampler 
Wednesday: Frames done!
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  108:365 Okay DeMille, I've enjoyed these 500 pages we've spent together, but let's see if we can finish this tonight. 
Thursday: Okay DeMille, I've enjoyed these 500 pages we've spent together, but let's see if we can finish this tonight. 
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  109:365 Can't forget to pack my Duffy Mickey Ears.
Friday: Can't forget to pack my Duffy Mickey Ears. 
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  110:365 She's ready for a road trip. 
Saturday: She's ready for a road trip! 
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  111:365 We decided to go back to the hotel at just the right time! #rainingcatsanddogs
Sunday: We decided to go back to the hotel at just the right time (raining cats and dogs!) 
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  112:365 Drizella felt the book needed some editing. 
Monday: Drizella felt the book needed some editing. 
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  113:365 First one of the trip. 
Tuesday: First one of the trip. 
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  114:365 Minnie Mouse sews too! 
Wednesday: Minnie Mouse sews too! 
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  115:365 Off to go have lunch in Cinderella's castle
Thursday: Off to go have lunch in Cinderella's castle. 
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  116:365 Playing with cousins is exhausting. 
Friday: Playing with cousins is exhausting. 
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  117:365 Lunch stop in New Orleans and 2 new #starbucks mugs for my collection. Also added Florida this trip, but didn't get Orlando. 
Saturday: Lunch stop in New Orleans and 2 new Starbucks mugs for my collection. 
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Scrap Vomit - Part 2

Scrap Vomit Part 2 is done!

Scrap Vomit 2

I keep a big basket of 2.5" squares next to my sewing machine to use as leaders/enders and anytime I need a break in chain piecing. Makes putting together this quilt almost mindless... sew together lots of pairs, then turn pairs into sets of 3 or sets of 4... next thing you know the blocks have come together.

Scrap Vomit 2

There was no way I was going to try wrangling this beast through my sewing machine, so I sent it out to The Backporch Quilters. Russ did an amazing (and super-fast) job quilting this for me!

Scrap Vomit 2

By far my favorite part of this quilt is the binding. Not because of the fabric (although I do love the Riley Blake Essential Dots in Black), but because of where I stitched the binding... I stitched my way through TX, LA, MS & AL while heading to GA for Stash Bash. Thanks to Safieh, AmyJacey for driving while I stitched from the front passenger seat.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Project Life Week 15

April 7 - April 13

97:365 Walls painted and new shower curtain hung. Definitely a girly bathroom now. 
Sunday: Walls painted and new shower curtain hung. Definitely a girly bathroom now! 
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  98:365 So excited to finally have my hands on @jenkingwell 's pattern!! 
Monday: So excited to finally have my hands on this pattern! 
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  99:365 New bathroom mirror frames were installed today. Love them so much more than the previous ones!! 
Tuesday: New bathroom mirror frames were installed today. 
 Love them so much more than the previous ones! 
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  100:365 First finish of the #stashbash weekend. Binding of SV2 while on the road through TX, LA, MS & AL 
Wednesday: First finish of the Stash Bash weekend. 
 Binding of SV2 while on the road through TX, LA, MS and AL. 
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  101:365 Some shopping, some winnings & a new Starbucks mug. #thestashbash thanks for the bundle @justabitfrayed 
Thursday: Some shopping, some winnings, and a new Starbucks mug. 
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  102:365 Quilt top done!! Love this @artgalleryfabrics line! #thestashbash 
Friday: Quilt top done! Love this Art Gallery line! 
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  103:365 Early morning view at #thestashbash 
Saturday: Early morning view at Stash Bash. 
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Monday, April 8, 2013

Out to Sea Quilt

When Megan moved into her 'big girl' bed I told her that I would make her a new quilt, with her choice of fabric. I set out a couple of fabric options and she immediately picked Out to Sea. Mermaids and Pirate Girls... who could resist!

Out To Sea Quilt

I wanted a pattern with good size pieces so we wouldn't end up with a quilt full of headless pirates or octopus without tentacles. I ended up picking a free pattern from the Andover website. It uses only 2 blocks, with good size pieces (4" x 4" and 4" x 8"). And one of the blocks is pieced with partial seam construction... easy to do, and adds a little interest to the layout.

Out To Sea Quilt

The only thing I did different from the pattern was I left off one column... so rather than an 80" x 80" quilt, I ended up with a 64" x 80" quilt... much better to fit on her bed.

Out To Sea Quilt


Details
Fabric: Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller
Backing: Essential Dots by Riley Blake
Pattern: Frippery Quilt (available at Andover's website)
Quilting: Russ @ The Back Porch Quilters

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Project Life Week 14

March 31 - April 6

90:365 "Mama, I think all the inside eggs have candy and all the outside eggs have money" 
Sunday: "Mama, I think all the inside eggs have candy and all the outside eggs have money." 
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  91:365 Tomorrow these boxes will become my new HandiQuilter. 
Monday: Tomorrow these boxes will become my new HandiQuilter. (Didn't actually happen... one of the pieces was broken) 
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  92:365 Looks like the Tooth Fairy is getting ready for someone to lose her first tooth. 
Tuesday: Looks like the Tooth Fairy is getting ready for someone to lose her first tooth. 
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  93:365 A box of projects packed & ready for Stash Bash. 
Wednesday: A box of projects packed and ready for Stash Bash. 
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  94:365 Bella approves of Megan's new quilt. 
Thursday: Bella approves of Megan's new quilt. 
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  95:365 A little 'the workday is almost over' treat... diet coke & yummy chocolates @machenundtun brought on her trip to Texas 
Friday: A little 'the workday is almost over' treat... diet coke and yummy chocolate from Germany. 
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  96:365 My Little Pony + Build A Bear = one very happy little girl!! 
Saturday: My Little Pony + Build A Bear = one very happy little girl! 
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Monday, April 1, 2013

A Lovely Year of Finishes - April Goal

April is going to be a crazy month... but in a good way! I'll be home for a week, then gone for a week, then home for a week, then gone for a week, then home for a week, then gone for a long weekend... thankfully Megan's only concern is that I leave her presents while I'm gone.

So this month I'm going a little easy on my goal.

Quilts to Bind

These quilts came back from The Backporch Quilters a couple weeks ago, and now need bindings (machine stitched to the front, and hand stitched to the back).  One is for Megan and one is for me... well, at least that's the plan.


A Lovely Year of Finishes