Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I have so enjoyed In Color Order's block of the month! I didn't find this group until about June or July but I have been catching up ever since.  This block of the month uses half square triangles.  I decided to give a try to thangles and am so glad that I did.  I had read about them over on Katy's blog. No stretching or distorting only perfectly sized hsqs!



Long awaiting the last block so that I can get this quilt together for a Christmas present!  
This line is Blitzen by Basic Grey.

Cross Stitch

I have attempted my very first cross stitch project! So excited that this is happening!  The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
I ripped a good bit out oh around three times an entire row had to be taken out.  What can you do, sometimes my counting was off so I placed the wrong stitch or color in the wrong place.  However this pattern was super beginner friendly.  Anything that I couldn't figure out I would youtube and that helped immensely.  The back is a lumpy mess but it's okay because the front worked out great.  This is going to be a Christmas present for my niece as soon as I finish the other two pieces.  I'm not sure what to do with the finished project if I should frame it or try to incorporate it into a pillow?  Any suggestions would be appreciated. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Drunkard's path

Finally am making progress on my drunkard's path inspired by Kristie's awesome quilt!
I don't know how to quilt this one, I've already "unsewn" many a stitches.
But I guess that's the problem with trying to recreate such an awesome awesome quilt at least without the use of a long arm.
Any suggestions?
Love how this simple squares turned out but not so much in love with the pieces of curves. 


I joined the Sugar Block Club over at
I really enjoyed watching her Craftsy BOM free class. Although I didn't make any blocks....this club includes sweet recipes (Yum!)
It starts in January!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

points not so much

I made my first spinning stars block.  I had to concentrate a good bit to put this block together.  For whatever reason I couldn't comprehend turning my template over to copy it... but other than the points not matching up I think it went pretty well. 
I found that when you are joining the eight final pieces it is better to start sewing from the point piece A not from the flat end piece C. 

I also finally made Oh Fransson's TV Tray pressing board.  I have been wanting to make this for forever and but just never got around to it.  It is super handy and I don't really know how I ever did without it. 
Until next time!

Monday, September 17, 2012


working on In Color Order's block of the month using half square triangles.
They are really easy and her instructions are great.  For the most part I love the versatility of half square triangles.  The only hiccup I had was buying my thangles.  This was the first time that I have tried this product and they are so great however I misread the finished triangle size so my blocks are around 14 1/2 unfinished.  No big deal though
I used Blitzen from BasicGrey and my background is from the same collection called mint grunge.  Which I must say is the best for background.  It is mostly white with hints of green and gray.  This will be my first Christmas quilt, what's not to love about Christmas?!?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Spinning Stars

excited to start the Spinning Stars Quilt Along!!!  Finally got my fabric in, this is my very first AMH fabric and it is amazing!  This is the Field Study in Gypsy and I'm hoping to make the baby size quilt.  Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

still alive

The holidays were great but very busy and then January was full of many birthdays!  My sweet sweet husband got me a bread maker for my birthday (after many previous flat and dense homemade loafs) and I've been enthralled in the world of bread since then.  Great for my tummy but also not so great for my tummy in the expanding waistline area! He got this cookbook to accompany it. Just for the record, the author is a genius.  Once I found the ingredients I was unstoppable!

Today I sent off my first blocks for my very first swap!
It is called  Japanese x and + block swap coordinated by Issabella The Cat
I think that this is going to be a great first swap.  It was just enough blocks to get my feet wet without being overwhelmed.  I found it on flickr.  I was a little nervous at the post office because I wasn't sure home much international shipping would be.  But the post office was very helpful and it wasn't too terribly expensive.

I also joined the Swoon-along group hoping that it would help motivate me to tackle these beasts again.  Unfortunately so far no such luck.  I just know to make these blocks that I need full brain concentration and so far the opportunity for this has not arrived. Maybe soon because my husband has been not so quietly reminding me that he needs a quilt that covers his feet.

I'm still addicted to flickr.  I especially love this quilt from swoon-along group.  It makes my hearts stop, it's so unbelievably amazing!  love love love it!  

Hope everyone is having a wonderful February and that the weather is nice like it is here.