Sunday, September 29, 2013

Indie

Squeezing this month's finish in just under the deadline.

Indie Quilt

I originally thought that I would quilt this with an all-over meander, but once I got the quilt on the machine I decided to try something else... Horizontal and Vertical squiggly lines in each of the sections. And it turned out to be a good exercise for me... I got accustomed to staying within the area of each block (better towards the end than the beginning), I got practice on how to get myself from one section to another (quilt in the ditch), and I found out I can't talk to Megan while trying to focus on the quilt (there's a little flub in there somewhere.)

Indie Quilt

I also changed my mind on the binding... I had a good bit of leftover backing, so I used it for the binding also. Waste not, want not - right?!?

Indie Quilt


Quilt Details:
Quilt Fabric (top, back & binding): Indie by Art Gallery
Pattern: based on Busy Bee pattern by Villa Rosa Designs
September goal posted here

Project Life Week 39

September 22 - September 28

265:365 Jane Market Bag from @robertkaufman Cat in the Hat fabrics for a birthday present. This is going to be hard to give away ❤️ 
Sunday: Jane Market Bag for a birthday present. This is going to be hard to give away! 
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266:365 I'm all set for next month! 
Monday: I'm all set for next month! 
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267:365 It has been a rough week so far. Wednesday & Thursday please take pity on me... Just need to make it to my day off Friday. 
Tuesday: It has been a rough week so far. 
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268:365 Binding ready for some quality sofa+TV time this weekend. 
Wednesday: Binding ready for some quality sofa+TV time this weekend. colored dots 125


269:365 Fuel for a busy day.
Thursday: Fuel for a busy day. 
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270:365 She totally forgives me for giving away her play kitchen now. 
Friday: She now totally forgives me for giving away her play kitchen. 
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271:365 Uncle Matt & Megan 
Saturday: Uncle Matt & Megan colored dots 125

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Project Life Week 38

September 15 - September 21

258:365 Fabric, Starbucks, friends & a wedding... all made for a fantastic weekend
Sunday: Fabric, Starbucks, friends and a wedding... all made for a fantastic weekend. 
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259:365 The plushies have way too much fun while Megan's at school. 
Monday: The plushies have way too much fun while Megan is at school. 
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260:365 Super good mail day! #starbucks #youarehere #seattle 
Tuesday: Super good mail day! 
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261:365 Okapi!! (Too bad I estimated wrong and didn't buy enough for my project) 
Wednesday: Okapi!! (too bad I estimated wrong and didn't buy enough for my project) 
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262:365 I'm just a wee bit excited about this!! 
Thursday: I'm just a wee bit excited about this!! 
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263:365 Thanks @sewpixie !! So excited to add these to my collection. #starbucks #youarehere #arizona #phoenix
Friday: Thanks Becca (sewpixie)!! So excited to add these to my collection. 
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264:365 Busy day & nobody felt like cooking dinner. 
Saturday: Busy day and nobody felt like cooking dinner. 
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Whiskers

My 40th birthday is in 6 months... 6 months from yesterday in fact. And I've decided I'm going to make myself something for my birthday... a cat quilt!

Whiskers

I got started with my first block last night. How cute is he?!?

So over the next 6 months I'll be popping in from time to time with a cat block or two to share. And maybe a mouse or a few more goldfish too.

If you know of any great cat block patterns, please share them with me. And if you'd like to help make my 40th birthday cat quilt even more special, I'd love to add in a few cat blocks made by friends.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Project Life Week 37

September 8 - September 14

251:365 Such a fun time at Lee Child's talk! I was number 160 (of 205) to have my booked signed. 
Sunday: Such a fun time at Lee Child's talk! I was number 160 (of 205) to have my booked signed. 
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252:365 And the PTA fundraising has begun. 
Monday: And the PTA fundraising has begun. 
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253:365 Thanks @sew_fantastic & Sophie!! Can't wait to show Megan. 
Tuesday: Can't wait to show these to Megan. 
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254:365 60 pages left and I don't think I'll be able to stay up & finish it. I blame the cat (who woke me at 3am) and the dog (who woke me at 4:30am). 
Wednesday: 60 pages left and I don't think I'll be able to stay up and finish it. I blame the cat (who woke me at 3am) and the dog (who woke me at 4:30am). 
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255:365 I have 5 #thefrostedpumpkinstitchery projects in the works... So why not add in 2 more. 
Thursday: I have 5 Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery projects in the works... so why not add in 2 more. 
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256:365 Oh Target, you never fail to fill my basket with lots of goodies. 
Friday: Oh Target, you never fail to fill my basket with lots of goodies. 
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257:365 Fun afternoon fabric shopping with @gabriela_cast 
Saturday: Fun afternoon fabric shopping with Gabriela. 
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Goldfish

I've run across a couple of really cute fish quilts in blog-land recently. And in my usual over-excited way, I decided that I MUST MAKE ONE RIGHT NOW!

I tracked down the pattern and got to planning. It went something like this:

Fish: Scrappy (of course!)
Background: something white, but not solid white... maybe something with a bit of a print... hmmmm... oh, I know what would be PERFECT... but I don't have any in my stash... and it is out of print... let's see what Etsy has... oh, there it is... and on sale... okay, I'll get a yard... oh, but maybe I'll need 2 yards... well for this price I might as well get 3 yards...

And with my finger over the BUY button I suddenly had a flash... how many of those teeny-tiny fish would I have to make for a decent-size quilt?

See, I have a rather short attention span when it comes to projects.  I love planning them... picking out the perfect materials... the excitement of something new!  But then the excitement wears off, and I'm on to the next project. Any wonder why I have so many UFOs?

So as a compromise I decided to make just a couple of fish.  I printed off 3 pages - enough for 6 fish.  If I LOVED it, I could always jump in and make a whole school of fish.  And if I didn't love it so much, well then I'd have a few more blocks for my Kitchen Sink quilt.

Last night I made 2 fish while killing time waiting for the Sons of Anarchy season premier to start.

Paper Pieced Fish

They are adorable! But you know what... I think I'm done.

Paper Pieced Fish