Monday, August 29, 2016

Let's Book It August 2016

I know we all say "wow, that month flew by" but seriously was August only about two weeks long? 
It is almost the end of the month and that means it's time for Let's Book It, Sharon's genius idea for cleaning out all of those patterns, books, magazines and bookmarks we want to make, just haven't gotten around to yet.

I don't buy kits, that said, I made this month's quilt from a kit, I know right? I've liked this quilt since I saw it and when Connecting Threads had it on sale I jumped, the fabric alone was worth it. 

 Please excuse the picture, our part of the Sunshine State hasn't seen the sun in at least a week so I took this inside. 

Kudo's to Connecting Threads for having such a great pattern, it was easy to understand and it was all very visual, even the cutting had diagrams of the fabric and cuts, nice big pictures of the fabric so I wasn't muttering to myself "which blue are they talking about, what are you saying?" None of the usual cut 50 of the orange then 42 of the other orange, blah, blah, blah. I don't like patterns because they don't make sense to me, this one did. 

The quilt went together perfectly and I really love it. 

Because of the fabric and color the little stars look like snowflakes to me. 

September could be shorter than August, I'm traveling again, this time to help Cori move into her new home and city. When I get back I'll probably be heading down to Key West for family stuff. 
If the terrible twins come on here complaining about Mom leaving them again, pay them no mind David will be holding down the fort and he's been known to break the rules about no scraps after dinner, plus they both have a brand new coconut, I gave them the coconuts as their prize from Pet's on Quilts (didn't know you could win coconuts did you?)  Remember they will fib for sympathy and treats :)

Think about joining in to this wonderful link up at Vroomans Quilts, I know you have a bucket list with the pattern already in your sewing room. Nothing to buy, you have it and want to make it. so do it. 

Later Gators,

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pets on Quilts 2016

Pets on Quilts 2016

Hi, Maya here
Mom left us home alone while she travels with our human sister to find her a place to live, something to do with moooving, I think they're visiting cows. Dad's here but we may as well be alone since he is NOT the giver of treats. 

This is my brother Brady Bug, most people just call him Bug, they call me princess because I am. 

We just found out that Pet's on Quilts is going on and mom says we win every year and she has to go to the store to get our prizes. Stuffed toys and delicious treats are the prizes so we couldn't let this opportunity get away from us. Plus mom says it's the greatest show in the world. 

Here's Brady doing his best Zoolander
I told him he looked silly and took the quilt to show him how it's done.

Here I am ignoring the paparozzi. 

And since mom says this is an impossible shot to get we took it to make her proud. 

We picked this quilt because mom said it was scrappy and we LOVE scraps, although she must be confused since it didn't taste good and we didn't find it in the trash which is where we find most scraps.  Did you know our mom calls us the terrible twins? That's because she loves us so much. 

We are entering as Dogs on Quilts, princess and bug.  There are plenty of other pets, quilts and animals to see and enjoy, Pet's on Quilts really is the best show since it's filled with love. 

And mom, could you hurry home and bring our prizes with you?

Maya Grace and Brady Bug.