Sunday, March 29, 2009

I have decided that the quilt top that I have been trying to do for my sister-in-law is just not going to happen. It is put away for another time or another quilt. I have decided to make her a pinwheel quilt. I had these Moda Charm packs and these colors are going to look great in her house. Her birthday is May 24th so I have time. I am going to enjoy making this one. I have 124 of these square now put together and just need to put the pinwheels together.

I finished the top for Raychel's quilt. This one was fun and quick to do. My camera does not do this quilt top justice. I wish I had a better camera.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I know I should be grateful but I really wish I was still laid off. It is tough to only have those few hours of sewing time in the evening. The weekends come and go way to fast.

Just needed to share.

Friday, March 13, 2009

So I made it through my first week of work, yes it was only 3 days but it was a long stressful 3 days. I have been sewing the binding on one of my quilts that I want to give to someone. Tomorrow we have a birthday party to go to in the evening and then on Sunday I can spend the day sewing and getting laundry done.

Has anyone purchased any fabric from They have scrap bags you can buy and wondering if anyone has bought from them what the quality has been.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Well here it is Wednesday morning and it is 6:30 am and I am awake because for the first time in a long time my alarm went off. My days of doing only what I want have come to a end. I thought I was laid off until April 8th and I found out last Thursday that was not so true. The truth is I DON'T WANT TO WORK. At least not where I work. I love my job. The Mom of the family owned business I work for is starting to have some form of dementia and she is paranoid and has gotten so mean. It is hard to work when you don't know when you are going to be verbally attached or who is the next victim.

What is so sad I have quilts that need to be made.

Please don't get me wrong I am thankful for having a job we would not survive much longer financially.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The are some green fabrics I picked up today. I will do something with them, thinking the hour glass block. It is nice to buy such nice spring like colors when we are suppose to be getting between 6" and 12" of snow tomorrow. The more we get the less chance of returning to work on Wednesday. My days of temporary layoff has come to an end.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I purchased this fabric a few weeks back and I knew I wanted to do something with it for Raychel. I know I have seen quilts that the blocks are just squares that are framed in with another fabric. I want to do something that is not going to take a lot of time. Any suggestions.
So this is the block that I am working on for my sister in laws birthday (I know I have shown it before). It is a 8" block. Each block has 8 - 4 patch squares that measure 2". For the size quilt I want to do I will need 576 - 4 patch squares. I had not clue I would need that many for this quilt. I am struggling to find enough scraps to make this 4 patch squares. I have 200 made right now. I will have to go digging deeper to find 1-1/2" strips to make another 376 of these.

Friday, March 6, 2009

I decided after going to the fabric store that I love green. So yes I changed my blog layout this morning but I truly love this green much better.

My blog friend, Christina, has promised me that next month she is going to host a "Orange Week". I am so excited. These orange fabrics are a lot brighter than the shown here. I went to the fabric store and while there picking out my oranges I came across all these beautiful bright greens and was struggling to not buy the greens. The greens would make the hour glass quilt that Christina makes.

So if you are interested in joining the orange week keep an eye out on Christina's blog.
I think my blog is a lot like I quilt. I like to change my blog background often because I get bored with the same old thing. This is also how I quilt. I know there are people that do the same pattern over and over and there is nothing wrong with that. I just get bored and have to do a different type of quilt each time. I know I don't have an attention problem but with that statement you would think.

So I thought I had a month to go before returning to work but got the call yesterday that I am returning next Wednesday. They wanted me to return on Monday but I already have plans. I don't want to go back to work, I love being home. I had a feeling that this was going to get to comfortable being unemployed. How Sad!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

These are pictures of the front and back of a pillow case I made for my adopted grandson, Jaxson, who is 2 and loves guitars. Every time they come to visit he is always pulling out Mike's guitar magazines and wanting to play Grandpa Mike's guitars. Well we brought it over to him yesterday and all he could say was WOW. He loved it. I usually don't make pillow cases but he is not big on blankets so this worked perfect. This fabric is from 2 shirts that were given to Mike from his sister so I did a little recycling.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

You have to go check out Vanessa's wonderful Moda Jelly Roll give away. I would love to win this one.

I am so hoping to find time to sew today. Since being home I have had to spend time with the girls and of course not at the same time. We have to go to Jessica's for dinner tonight so I have most of the day. I know just what I am going to work on. I will post pictures later.