Monday, June 28, 2010

Procrastination is my middle name......

However I managed to finish the babyquilt JUST in time for the shower.... Here's the Mom-to-be with both of my girls and the quilt:

It's the first baby shower that I've been to in a really long time. Of course, now that the girls and their friends are 'young adults', I'm sure there will be many more to come!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Change in plans....

I decided not to do Amanda Jean's quilt along, after all. I looked at the fabric that I was planning to use, and the prints are way too large for the pattern she is making. Oh well, maybe next time.

Instead I decided to make this quilt: Big & Bold. The fabric is from Connecting threads. Originally I was going to give it to Meagan's friend Matt, but the colours are much too feminine for a guy. (The colours in my picture aren't very accurate, most of the fabrics are very PURPLE.... when I ordered the kit, I thought the colours were BLUE)
It went together very quickly, I just need to add the pieced border. It looks kind of Blahh right now, but it will look better after it's quilted. Since the blocks are nice and big, I'm going to use the large print fabrics with this pattern. It still won't be for Matt, though, my large print fabric is VERY girly! It's called Olive Rose . Poor Matt, it could be another year before he finally gets his own quilt!
I finished quilting the Leftover Pizazz quilt, so I have one Summer Goal complete!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Goals

I realized this morning that I may be falling behind a **wee** bit with my quilting goals.... time to sit up and pay attention!

This is the list of things I have either started, or want to start:

1. Quilting the 'Leftover Pizzaz' quilt (almost done.... need to finish!)

2. Baby Quilt (Winsome Baby pattern I started AGES ago)

3. Snowball and Nine patch Quilt Along (I'm actually doing pretty good with this one, I'm supposed to have thirty blocks done, I haven't counted but I'm pretty sure I'm close. I will count tonight)

4. Friendship HST's (haven't started yet, but I did order the HST paper..... should be here early next week)

5. I need to start the quilt for Matt, Meagan's friend. I promised him a quilt over a year ago.....

6. I really, really want to do the quilt along with AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts . Yes, I know I shouldn't be starting anything new, *but* ..... I already have the fabric in my stash..... who am I kidding? You know I'm going to do it anyways!

OK, so my goals for June are to FINISH #1 , #2 and #4, to start #5 and #6, and to keep working on #3.

Wish me luck.... I'm probably going to need it!