Sunday, March 31, 2013

March New FO's

It's the end of March (unbelievable) and time for the New FO linky over at Cat Patches. 

Last month I showed you the dino blocks I was working on, here's the finished quilt without cooperation from the sun or terrible twins.

Where you see the green I had originally made a wonky log cabin block which turned out to be way to much, even for me, but I loved the block and made more then added white to tame it a bit.

This led to a log cabin obsession, so this followed
Yep, that's a log cabin with 4 patches in the center, then this
 I thought this would be the last one, but I think I need to make one more, at least I'm using up a lot of my scrap bag. 

Since that finish life has intruded and all I've been able to sew is this
Those squares are the gorgeous Honey Honey by Kate Spain

I hope you'll join in on the fun at the New FO link over at Cat Patches, remember you only have to start something, no finishes required.
It's a great place to see some amazing projects and get inspiration.

Later gators,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring

These had all bloomed and were waiting for me to notice them when I went out to play ball with the Terrible Twins on Monday.

Happy First Day of Spring Everyone,

Sunday, March 17, 2013


So google's messing with everyone again and I see lots of posts about people claiming their blogs on bloglovin. So I claimed my blog, I don't not want to be one of the cool kids. 

I read my blogs right on the dashboard, does anyone know it that's going to change. Time will tell. 

Here's pictures because there just has to be pictures.

Mr. Brady Bug because Maya was on yesterday

And Miss Maya because she looked hungover yesterday

Later gators,

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy International Quilting Day

I hope everyone's finding time to quilt today to celebrate our special day. SewCalGal is having a celebration with a linky party over at her blog, there's a lot going on over there. 

I have my own personal challenge going on right now, use up or get rid of some fabric, I have a lot. You know the fabric that's just too pretty to resist, then it sits there mocking you? This is my latest, use it or lose it.

These beautiful butterflies have taunted me long enough, I fussy cut them, which wastes so much fabric but really who cares, more scraps for the scrap bin, they'll look good in a string quilt.

I finished the borders this morning and it's laid out for sandwiching. The open yellow spaces are going to be free styled butterflies and bonus! the backing is another butterfly fabric that has sat and gathered dust. 

Here's hoping you're finding time to celebrate, poor Maya is just partied out, look at those dark circles.
"No mom, please not one more stitch" LOL

I'll leave you with a conversation at our house last night:

Me: Tomorrows International Quilting Day
Him: So it's a holiday for your're species? 
Me: Yes
Him: Should I buy a present?
Me: Fat Quarters are customary, big piles of them.

So to all of my kind and my species, Party On! and Happy Holiday!

Later gators,

Saturday, March 2, 2013

New FO's for Feb.

It's time again for Cat Patches monthly FO linky party or as I think of it, a time to jump in show you what I've been doing then head back to my machine. 

First up and let me just say I don't know when I started or finished this one, but I haven't shown it before so here it is, LOL.

I love this one and want to make another with just blues and whites, I think it will look like snowflakes. 

In my pursuit of using all my fabric so I don't have to clean it up, I made this

I've had that border fabric forever and it's never quite worked with anything, so now it's beautifully gone. 

Then because I saw a crocheted afghan in these colors I had to make this just to get it out of my head

Oh yeah, I changed the colors so the afghan is still running around in my head. I used free motion in the centers of the stars and the open aqua triangles. 

This next one was a request and I now remember why I don't like angles, but it turned out wonderful. The fabric is Spring House and it was really nice to work with, so pretty.

I think I'd like to make something similar, but using a braid pattern, it would be so much easier.

That pretty fabric sent me running for my comfort zone of bright and happy fabrics. I had the dino panels and just pulled the colors from them. This one is literally in my machine right now so I'm just showing a couple of the panels

This one will be a twin quilt when it's finished, I really just need to bind it now. 

So that's it for sewing, in other news life continues at it's craziest, David has shingles and I had to hog tie him to get him to the doctor, which he did thank me for later, it's horrible, ugly and painful.

While scrubbing the top and back of my stove after a weird accident with Bar-B-Q sauce, I broke the oven, the burners worked just not the oven. After frying up garlic bread (it should have worked like grilled cheese, but didn't) David found the time and I now have a brand new double oven. Yeah, twice the accidents and fires. Lots more going on, but I'll leave you with those visuals. 

Please check out the other FO's at Cat Patches, without the support of enablers like Barbara, lots of quilts may never get a start in life.

Later gators,