Sunday, April 26, 2015

Finished Top & Broken Bones

So Thursday I finished the coffee wall hanging. 

These are the fabrics I used.  Love....

Just so you know I completely WINGED making this quilt.  I wanted it to be simple so it wouldn't take forever to piece.

So I made the sashed pieces and then came up with the center strip piece.  I saved the striped fabric for the binding, because I am slightly obsessed with striped bindings....

I used the left-over fabric to make the back.  It is at the quilter's now.

In other news......I broke 3 ribs Friday afternoon.  Had a wreck with my horse, he's OK (the turd).  I broke my 2nd rib and fractured the 3rd and 5th.  Had to stay in the hospital over night since the top broken rib had made a small puncture in the top of my lung.  This morning it was all back to normal though, other than the broken bones!  Pain meds are my friends right now......

They broke on my right side so rotary cutting is difficult at best.  Guess I'll stick to bindings for the next week or two.

It sucks not being able to pick up my little one though!!!  :(



P.S. I am still starting my new job Monday.......I know I'm stubborn.  I'll take it easy I promise.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


I got the baby quilt top done!

Of course, when I was ready to put the last row on last night I saw an error!!!!

Can you see it?!  Ooohhh I was mad!  It was literally a 20 minute fix, but it was the POINT of having to do it.  Messes with the mojo, you know!

Well, it is with the first 1" skinny border.  I really thought the blue needed a little more representation.

When I laid out the last border I was a little unsure.  Now that I see it on I think it is great.  The picture does not really convey these colors properly, and since it is raining today, no outside pictures.

Yeah, the orange gets washed out in every picture.  Still loving the little Gecko guys!

This is the flannel backing I chose for it.  I'll have to piece it.  See the little gecko guys on there too?  Super cute.

These are calling my name.  I want to make a small wall hanging for the kitchen.  I am sketching it up now (well not RIGHT now).........keep you posted!



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A Sneak Peek....

I am making PROGRESS!!!!!

Almost done!  Four more blocks to go and then two borders!

I plan on working on this binding this evening, and probably tomorrow evening.....



Monday, April 20, 2015

Some Time To Catch Up

So I am switching jobs and decided to take a week off in between, with Piper still in daycare, to do some quilting.

First I cleaned my machine.....

Gave it some oil, got all the lint and junk out.

Ready to GO!!!!!

And.........THESE are next on the agenda, after the baby quilt.

I will keep you all posted on my progress this week!



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Saturday our local quilt shop, Quilts & More, had a small petting zoo for the kiddies.  We went out to enjoy the festivities.  Since they are also having their spring cleaning sales I had to take a peek.

She had minke on sale and since my family is OBSESSED with minke on the back of all their quilts, I took a look. 

Hailey picked out this one, a 3 yard cut, big enough for a snugly.

I picked this beauty....2.25 yards, must have been the end of the bolt.
I love this fabric, so I'm thinking for the first time in my quilting I will use this on the top of a quilt.

Later we went Easter Egg hunting at the church.  Piper had a blast.
Followed by grocery shopping and all the mundane activities we do before the big Easter festivities with family.

Today we went to church and then came home to make Easter dinner.  We all had a good time.

My Easter girls today.