Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quilt Along Progress

I am participating in 2 quilt along's right now.
Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced

I am a little farther along on the Single Girl with two of the four curves pieced.
Here is my progress.

Gotta stay organized!

And I couldn't decide between these two jelly rolls for the Supernova quilt,
because oh yes, you can use a jelly roll!
Simple Abundance or Arcadia???
Which would you choose?

We'll I chose Arcadia.
And here is my progress so far with cutting.

These will be two VERY different quilts.
One I am keeping, one I am not

Ok, its spring break and we are off to Monkey Joe's for some bouncing.
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grandma Edie's Quilt

It's quilted, and so pretty.
This was made BY HAND by my great grandmother,
Grandma Edie.

I am so happy to have this.
(Thank you to my Auntie Sue!)
I need to bind it and then it is officially done. 
But in order to bind it I have to cut a bit off as it was not finished.
This is making me nervous.

The quilting is beautiful, the first time I did not quilt it myself.
She did a wonderful job.
This quilt top is probably from the 1930's or 1940's,
and some of the material may possibly be ever older than that.
It is in incredible shape for being 70-80 years old. 
Just a couple of tears that I patched before quilting.

Just had to share!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Project Selvage - My Design

The deadline for entries for Project Selvage at Spoonflower is now closed.
I was so excited to go for it with this contest.
The theme for the design is baby boy.
I think I have just a little bit of experience here.

This is my entry.
I tried some other ideas but for some reason I kept coming back to the kites.
Maybe because its spring and I am seeing kites everywhere,
but when my boys were babies I never saw a kite theme and I would have loved it for their rooms.

And this is what it will look like in a repeat pattern.

Flying Kites

I am so excited to see if I make it into the 75 finalists.
I would be stunned if I did.
These are some of the other entries over at spoonflower.

Did anyone else out there enter a design? 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

It's Spring Break!

One of my boys is officially on spring break,
the other has one more day.

Today was Big J's boosterthon fun run then field day.
It was a wonderful day, and I got to be there for him.

I am lucky enough to be able to be his room mom and volunteer for the PTA.
And to be there to bring in popcicles for the class
and to do fun fall activities and leprechaun hunts. 
I am lucky to be able to watch my baby run laps for his school and cheer him on.
I am so proud of him, and more importantly he is so proud of himself.

My husband works and works and works so that
I can be there for these little things for our boys.
Thank you Mr. Heaney.

I think this boy is really grateful too.

And we are looking forward to a week off!
Happy Spring Break!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

This married girl is making a single girl

I might have really lost my mind this time,
but yes I am making this quilt.
King Size for even more craziness.

The pattern arrived today

 It will be made from Katie Jump Rope just like the picture.

I have been collecting KJR little by little over the last month for this quilt.
I love etsy shops and Olive Juice Quilts!

Even the Hubs said he likes this one.
Well I hope so, it's going on our bed.

This could quite possibly take me until I'm 33,
but it's going to be good.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

We Almost Caught One

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Our home was turned over by sneaky little leprechauns overnight.
They left green and gold glittery dust everywhere, even outside.
And tons of shamrocks too!

 Our carefully constucted leprechaun traps did not work this year.
BUT we did catch their hats.
We figured as the leprechauns were falling into the trap,
they did a back flip off the top and their hats fell in.

They even left a taunting little message behind.

Pictures were turned unpside down throughout the house, there were pots of gold left in the boys' shoes and the leprechauns made a shoe train just to be silly.

Our big question this morning was the leprechauns were girls,
or boys or one boy and one girl????

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Lee at Freshly Pieced has started a new quilt along

I'm in.
Supernova Quilt-Along with Freshly Pieced

I am determined that this quilt will be made COMPLETELY from my fabric stash.
No new fabric AT ALL.
I have to STOP buying fabric.

Anyone else out there who wants to quilt along?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Just One Star - Join In

Moda is making 100 quilts in 100 days for soldiers,
in order to do this they need 1800 blocks.
I saw this post at P.S. I Quilt and joined in by making this block.

You can help too,
This took very little time and very little fabric to make.

Mine is off to Moda in Texas.
Go visit P.S. I Quilt and let Rachel know you made a block,
she is sending out a special thank you package to a lucky somebody!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Quilting By Hand ~ KJR

I am slightly,
just a little bit,
absolutely obsessed with Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope fabric at the moment.

I have been on the hunt (ebay and etsy and quilt shops and blogs) for relatively inexpensive fat quarters and I am doing a pretty good job with my little collection.  During my treasure hunt I have also become a little infatuated with Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy.  But apparently I missed the boat on that line because all that is left is selling for craziness like $45.00/fat quarter.  UGH. 
I did score a little FMF find on ebay, a good amount of 5" charm squares for $12. 
Not totally unreasonable, right?

Anywho, I did make another little KJR quilt and decided to quilt it by hand,
this is a first for me.

I probably did it all wrong and I used embroidery floss which is probably wrong too but I wanted lots of different colors for the quilting so I used what I had.

It is beautifully and perfectly imperfect!

I love the hand quilting from the front side.
The quilting on the back is a little strange and crooked
and all those things that make it perfectly imperfect.

Here is the back.

I think this little one is staying with me. 
Probably a wall hanging in my sewing room.



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