Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kitty Mini Received

So you all saw that awesome Kitty Mini that I sent to Rita (I mean Krista) right? It was so much fun putting that one together and I anxiously awaited to see what glory would be heading my way -- and let me tell you Modern Stitchin Mama did not disappoint.
She put all my babies names on there and incorporated so many awesome pink fabrics, I love it and couldn't  wait to get it hung up.

She sent some excellent goodies that the kitties and hubby claimed rather quickly.
And then that rascal Kahn O'Malley tried to lay claim to the mini.
Seriously Kahn that is not for you
We all love swapping and this mini, and now we have another instagram and bloggy friend. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kitty Mini Swap

I'm super addicted to swapping and this time the theme was kitties -- how could I not partisipate
my swap partner was Krista @ krista stitched. Her beloved Hank passed away unexpectedly and so this mini is an homage to that beautiful orange boy.
Completed design 
The idea and the completed project 
shot of the back 
beauty shot of the front 

And what' a swap without some goodies? Some are for her and a few are for Miss Rita, her new adorable little baby, who just couldn't wait to make her entrance into this world and surprised her mommy over a month early. 
Guess what -- She loved it and that makes it all worth wile. 

I'm eagerly awaiting my mini's arrival and there are some really great ones out there that I would love to have come live at my house. 

linking up 
Quilter in the ClosetLinky Tuesday at Freemotion by the RiverSew Cute Tuesday

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

4th Qtr Goals FAL

I'm linking up my finishes over with Katy @ The Littlest Thistle and there are so many other great projects being lined up so I encourage everyone to go check it out. 
Finish Along 2014
Things I'd like to accomplish before the end of 2014 
  • Hogwarts swap items -- due 10/28
  • Sew and Swap item -- 10/30
  • Thanksgiving Commission Quilt -- due 11/7
  • Christmas swap item for guild -- 11/25
  • charity quilts -- 11/25
  • Christmas commission quilt -- due 12/1
  • Instagram Mini Quilt -- due 12/7
  • Grandma's Clothes commission quilts -- due 12/12
  • Disney Mini Swap -- due 1/7
  • Medallion quilt -- top is completed and basted but not quilted 

  • bible studies quilt 
Something for me --
  • Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt -- Grand Illusion
  • Taffy quilt in Parisville
  • Swoon Quilt with Rock N Romance 
  • Large Star Quilt
  • project with my Cat Nap fabric 
  • city sampler 
  • another Gypsy Wife
  • Sew together bag 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

An UPdate on my 3rd qtr goals

I'm linking up my finishes over with Katy @ The Littlest Thistle and there are so many other great projects being lined up so I encourage everyone to go check it out. 
Finish Along 2014
Here is an updated version of my initial goal list posting with all the things that I managed to complete being marked off... there's plenty to carry over and even a few new projects that I will be adding if she does it again next qtr. 
  • I want to get my Gypsy Wife quilted -- DONE
  • finish up a pair of charity quilts that I got parts for at the guild yard sale -- Done and Done
  • I want to get my spider webs quilt quilted and hung up in my office -- DONE 
  • I'm participating in the Sister Thing Swap again this year so this is a must. due 9/1 -- done
  • Mason's quilt -- commission project due 9/16 -- done
  • Halloween Quilt -- Commission project due 10/7 -- done
  • Mom's Apron project due 9/7 -- done
  • Guild pillow swap project due 9/26 -- done
  • Kitty Mini Swap Items due 10/2 -- done (not blogged yet)
  • Happy Unicorn Swap Item due 10/30 -- done (not blogged yet)
  • Rush Hour Blog Hop due 9/30 -- top done not quilted
  • bible studies quilt -- not touched
I would also like to start and maybe complete something from this list -- I must have been dreaming, nothing new was started from the just for fun list. 
  • Taffy quilt in Parisville
  • Swoon Quilt with Rock N Romance 
  • Large Star Quilt
  • project with my Cat Nap fabric 
  • city sampler -- you know cause I'm a wild woman 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RUSH Hour Blog HOP

Welcome to the last day of the RUSH HOUR Blog hop. I know that everyone is so busy these days and time at the sewing machine can be scarse but for me this is my me time -- my therapy time so I am happy to be joining in with the Rush Hour Blog Hop hosted by Carol to help celebrate an awesome new fabric line by Studio E 

I Haven't had the opportunity to get any as of yet but I do love the black, white red and grey color scheme and bold graphic prints so I could surely see some of this in my future. So to celebrate this color scheme I pulled some of my red, black, white and grey out to see what fun projects I could put together. In keeping with the theme of being in a hurry, I started with my scraps to be processed pile and was surprised at the fun things waiting in there for me. 
I decided to keep with the rush hour theme and go with something quick and ever changing --- improv piecing. I loved watching it grow as I added pieces and sizes got adapted.
The resulting (flimsy) project is fun and functional, I'm going to be putting this one in hubby's car for when we travel. 
For those of you that know me you know i spend on average 2 hours a day in the car traveling to and from work -- usually it's all rush rush rush but today these beautiful flowers caught my eye and 
reminded me to take time to take in the beauty in the world. 
Happy Quilting Everyone and don't forget to take time to enjoy the beauty in everyday things. Check out the other ladies that are hopping along today -- a full list can be found here
Tuesday, September 30

Sew We Quilt

linking up
Needle and Thread Thursday

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween Quilt

My custom order Halloween quilt is completed. WHOHOO!!

Fabric pull -- mostly from my stash. 
Fun fussy cut square in square blocks
Planning the overall layout 
Top and patchwork backing are completed 
Basted and ready for quilting
Loose Meander and some hidden images on the quilting.

The finish -- Sandra was so excited to get her new quilt this morning -- she even volunteered to hold it up for me so that I could get a better picture of the front and back. 

We're now planning her Thanksgiving quilt and I hope to get started on that one next weekend. I've got lots of swappy goodness going on before I start on that one. My sewing room has little piles all around for the different projects that are coming up soon -- it's pretty exciting. 

This is another project to cross off the 3rd qtr FAL