Sunday, January 23, 2011

After 2 years.........

.......she's done! Yea for middle child!!!! This quilt is made up of blocks from 2 different BOM's. The green/purple were from 2010 and the peachy color blocks were finished in 2009. Middle child has several blocks that she didn't like so she decided to combine them all together....whether she liked the color scheme or not she was going to make it all work. Don't we get like that sometimes where we just want to say we are finished with a project and it doesn't matter anymore?!

I like the end result!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year...New BOM!

Last Saturday I attended our LQS's kick-off for 2011's Block of the Month. This year there will be 3 quilts we can make. We can make the pieced quilt in either the soft colors that are shown on the left or the bright "watermelon" color quilt. The appliqued quilt is shown in the center. The first block is the house and will take 2 months to complete. The tree will be made another month. Middle child and I decided that we will make the watermelon and the appliqued quilt this year. As long as we bring back one of the block's finished, we will get the next month's pattern/fabric free. You can't beat that! If you make two or three, you pay $6/month for each BOM. Still a bargain! I'm excited to get going on them!

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

The reaction

Okay so if I am being honest....the lil' man's reaction is probably more for the toy trucks than the quilt but I had to share.

Now on to other quilty things. This year, along with many other bloggers, I am going to try to use use up what I already have. I have several quilt kits that I have bought from years pass that are just taking up space. I hope to make several of them in 2011. I have time today to go through my stash and pick one of those kits to start working on. I hope this won't be too hard of a resolution for me to keep!
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Today's the day!

The lil' guy is 4 today! Here are his gifts from Grammie and Grampie. He came over a few weeks ago---ran into the house and just stopped in his tracks, staring at the design wall. Finally he asked me where the truck blocks were since they weren't on the wall anymore. He will be surprised to see them made into a quilt just for him. Of course I know he will be excited to play with the toy trucks! He is definitely all boy! Happy Birthday lil' man! I am so happy you are in my life!

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