Showing posts with label Quilt Along. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quilt Along. Show all posts

Monday, November 22, 2010

Too sick to craft or do anything for that matter

The last few days have just kicked my butt.  I rarely get sick but when I do, look out.  After a trip to the Student Health Center (there are benefits to being a 41 year old college student) I was diagnosed with Bronchitis and came home with the all wonderful Z-Pak.  So looking forward to feeling better tomorrow.

I knew I was sick on Friday when I went through the day without doing any crafting whatsoever.  Actually I didn't do anything Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  Just sat or reclined on the couch with my Happiness Quilt and coughed and coughed and coughed.  

This morning I made myself get back into action and get moving.  After the Dr. appt I began planning for Thanksgiving with planning my menu and making my grocery store list. Got sidetracked and decided to finish piecing the That Girl...That Quilt Quilt Top - have any of you named yours yet?  I honestly thought that Jennifer had named it the Swell Quilt, until I read where her charm pack she was using was Swell fabric.  What a dork I am.  

By the way, it turned out so good!  By using the same ruler to cut fabric and the 1/4inch foot on my sewing machine, most of the seams actually meet up but it does make me wonder why they do not all meet up.  What did I do wrong?  (not the wonky part but the main seams)  
Quilt Top finished
My boys just returned from seeing HP #7 without me - I thought I would be nice and allow the people in the movie theater some peace and not have to listen to me cough through the entire movie.  So I just had my older son hold up the quilt top outside for me and we were both laughing so hard because of the wind.  Well I wasn't actually laughing, I was cough/laughing and it was most uncomfortable.

I just realized that I had not talked about food in awhile on here.  I'm making Portabello Mushroom Burgers for the husband and I for dinner tonight and the boys will get Turkey burgers as they claim they are allergic to vegetables.

Time to go take something to make myself stop coughing as my muscles are hurting!  


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I finished hand stitching the binding to the Bluebells quilt yesterday while waiting for my younger son to get out of school.  I had never taken anything other than a book with me to pass the time while I wait for him to arrive, so putting on the binding was pretty cool.  So when I actually finished it I wanted to get out of the car and show it to someone.  Since I'm not as much of a dork as I thought I was, I did not get out of the car.  :)

"Bluebells"  Hungarian Blue Fabric by Sue Zipkin

After I pieced the top I realized that I could have added another column and possibly a row to balance her out, but hey, I'm still learning.  I love it and hope that the receiver will too.  She is now on her way to OR via USPS.  Yea!

This morning I finished up the 40 blocks for the That Girl...That Quilt Quilt Along.  I'm not completely caught up as now I have to make my blocks "wonky" but I do think I am halfway there as most of mine do appear to be wonky.  
40 Charm Square Blocks 

A trip to Joann's tomorrow to get the right type of ruler and 25 yard of tulle.  Tulle?  For quilting? Nope. It's for the gardening portion of this blog  (the bougainvilleas part).  I have planted cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli at my garden plot and in order to come out at the end of the season with some wonderful vegetables, I have to cover them to keep the critters out.  See exhibit A.  

Exhibit A - keeping the critters out

If I can help myself this blog will be quiet for a few days while I focus on school.  My final portfolio of all of my history work for the past four years is due and I need to tighten things up a bit.  Kinda hard not to notice the Google Chrome button and then of course, I have to check Google Reader, Google Mail and then that leads to Facebook.  Stop the madness!  

Friday, October 22, 2010

My first Quilt Along

I'm excited to be a part of my first quilt along.  Jennifer from That Girl... That Quilt is hosting and I decided to dive in.  See my first gadget?  (To clarify:  it's not mine - those who participate get to put her gadget on their blogs.)  I feel like a new mother as it took me awhile to figure out how to get it on my blog.

Bliss Charm Pack with Kona Solids

I've been holding on to this charm pack for a few weeks waiting for just the right project.  Very excited but I can just imagine needing (as apposed to wanting) to purchase more of the Bliss fabric as I already love it in the 5' Charm Pack form.  

I have a ton of projects completed and lots of food photos that I need to post.  Off to make Tiramisu now for a party the family and I are attending tonight.