Sunday, July 31, 2011

Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin

Middle child's 2nd quilt she finished this past week. We took a class at the Wyoming State Quilt Guild retreat a couple of years ago and made this. Mine was done in red, black and white. I love the colors of this one! We choose a pattern from the book that was a bit of an odd shape. You use a 60 degree angle ruler on these log cabins. The book and ruler can be found here. I hope to someday make another pattern from the book. One that isn't so wonky in it's shape. We had a great time in the class!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt

Middle child finished her marathon sewing! Here is her Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt! I love the colors! She had most of her blocks finished from when Moose on the Porch Quilts organized the quilt-a-long but she never got the time during the school year (middle child teaches 3rd grade) to complete everything. The quilt is now at the quilter's. If you would like to make a similar quilt, the patterns are still available! It was a fun quilt to make and got rid of a couple of my jelly rolls (middle child "borrowed" one of mine) that have sitting around in drawers.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Better late than never

I am late to the party....took me reading Pleasant Home's blog more than once to finally realize that I could join this too--like everyone else! Years ago, I found a bow-tie quilt top at a garage sale and bought it. Since that time I have loved that pattern but never made a quilt with it. Well, I am now going to remedy that and join in on the fun of making a block a day till the end of summer. Not sure I can make just one block every day...will probably make several and then stop for awhile but the challenge is going to give me the jump start I need to make a bow-tie quilt! My goal is to use only scraps. If you are on facebook you can join here too! Didn't I say this summer was already busy for me?????
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Big Girl Pansies

Really?! I just now noticed the title to this quilt pattern! I thought it was Bee Happy or something to do with the bees. Not Big Girl Pansies. That title does make me laugh though. When I saw the pattern, I knew I had to make it. It just looked like a fun, easy top to make. A happy quilt. I started it awhile ago but just now picked it back up again to finish it. I had to do some sewing while middle child was doing her sewing marathon.

The pattern is from Out On A Limb. I can hardly wait to get this one quilted!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

What do you do when your back hurts?

Middle child came over to speed sew today. I brought a table and chair into my sewing room so we could chat better and she could also be closer to the cutting table. She has 3 quilts to finish over the weekend and then get to the quilter on Monday or lose her place in the long line of waiting to get a quilt finished. All the quilts are at different stages but I think she can do it. By 5 p.m. she was complaining about her back aching but she also thought of a great solution...she knew we had a ball here for the lil' guys to play with so she searched the house and found it. It looks funny but I think it was helping her back!

Tomorrow will be another marathon sew day for her....she kept the ball on the chair when she left tonight so she is ready to use it again in the a.m.....she'll be over after participating in her first triathalon! Oh to have her energy..........or her figure..................
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's been a busy summer!

I've had to take a break from sewing because I have been......

Trying to get my garden to grow...after a very wet and snowy May and June. I know I will get potatoes and onions...not sure about anything else...the weather has been more than crazy.

It's wedding season! My youngest son's friends all seem to be getting married this summer...6 far!

Been hanging out with my college son. It has been nice having him home for a few weeks in between semesters. He was just accepted into the Marriott Business School at BYU so he can now rest a little bit easier knowing he is now in their undergraduate program. It is very competitive!

Not able to get here near enough this summer like we usually do!

Celebrating LOTS of summer birthdays!

This will be taken to the quilters next week. I "might" get another one finished before fall begins.

Enjoyed this part of the country last week.

I actually did a tent...on the ground...yes. I took 3 naps the next day from being so tired!

But it was worth it since we could do this!

Still waiting for grandbaby #4 to come into our lives! Hoping in 2 short weeks!

95% it's a girl that will be joining 2 big brothers! Grammie is shopping.......

Flew to Minneapolis and took the scenic trip home...

...had to pick up this truck for our company...

...dropped the truck off here for employees to drive it on to Elko while we relived our teenage years watching Grand Funk Railroad in concert....hubby loved it! hahaha!

"Helped" this one run her first half-marathon. Way to go middle child!!!

If I'm not with my family this summer, I can be found with our youth group at their activities. It's been a very busy summer for these Young Women already!

Last but not least, I've been spending time with this lil' man and his brother!

This summer is flying by way to quickly!
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