Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Week In Review

The stay-cation has helped get some of the UFP's completed. This weeks completed projects -
4 pillow cases
two bindings sewn
22 nine patch blocks
iPad cover
15 whack-n-stack flowers
2 blocks for quilt-along with Amy
binding completed on 6 place mats

Three current projects are using scraps from my scrap bag - the nine patch challenge, quilt-along with Amy and I am going to do the charm pack quilt-along with the charms I have already made from my scraps. Spending the time to cut them up in to different size blocks has made these new projects fun and easy. I like no-brainers!

I was only under attach a couple of times this week. Jeffrey likes to be close and is a good helper in choosing colors and helping me make decisions. We also managed to fit in a movie, the library, the air and space museum, the pool everyday, a trip to Walmart, tae kwon do graduation, two tkd classes, two swimming lessons, one 4th of July celebration, and arrangements to have new floors put throughout the house. Going back to work will be like a vacation.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Week Three

Week three - look at me!! I got up extra early this morning to make blocks 5 and 6. I cut the fabric last night and put them together before anyone was awake this morning.

Being off this week it sure is easy to get sucked into all kinds of new projects. Of course the list already has too many on it.

Now I think I am going to join the Charm Pack Quilt Along at Freckled Whimsy. It looks easy, fun, and I have "charm" squares all ready to start from my scraps. Yes, there is a theme going here but I have a lot of scraps. :)

There is one more I am checking out too so I'll keep you posted.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A New Challenge

I got my newsletter the other day from one of my favorite fabric stores Capital Quilts. On page 7 of the Summer 2010 newsletter they had a Summer Nine Patch Challenge.

Easy summer sewing, complete one nine patch block a day for at least 45 days and you will have enough for a completed project. So I took these scraps and . . .

in just a few minutes I had nine blocks completed. Now I only have to do that a few more times and I will have enough to make a quilt top. Something so fun and easy that until someone suggested it I would have never thought of it!

They are hosting a show and tell Sept. 12th so you can bring completed projects to share.

Friday, July 2, 2010

My First Post

I am quilting along with Amy in her Simple Sampler Quilt-A-Long. This is two firsts for me - my first blog post and my first quilt-a-long. Yeah Me! :)

The blocks were super easy and super fun. I am making them all from my scraps. Some how I feel that if I use all my fabric down to the smallest piece it will make buying more justifiable. I love scrap quilts and I have been wanting to make a sampler quilt so this is accomplishing many things. Perfect for a multitasker like me.