Thursday, July 24, 2014

Buzzy as a Bee

This is my vacation stash.  I visited 4 or 5 quilt stores along the way and came home with some fun new fabrics (and other quilty goodies) to play with.  Some of these are mine, some for swaps and other extras.  After playing with these for a little bit, I spent this morning finishing up some bee projects that accumulated while on vacation.  I also figured I should work ahead just a little in anticipation of sewing along with Sewvivor over the next few weeks.

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Little Vacation


Its hard to believe that one week ago I was still enjoying vacation by climbing Mount Timpanogos.  This hike/tour was one of the big things I wanted to make sure we did on this visit.  I've done this hike a handful of times over the years, but I wanted Sam & Sarah to have this cool experience, too.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sewvivor - A Reformed Heath'n - Heather Karr

I was so excited when RachH announced that this year's edition of Sew-vivor is for quilters.  I've only been quilting since 2012, but this is where I've found my creative outlet.  I still enjoy myriad other crafts, but they've definitely taken a backseat to my love of fabric and quilting.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ALOYF July Goal

This month is a month of travel.  I get to spend some time with family and in the great outdoors, so this month is all about some handwork.  Last year one of my B-I-G goals was to learn to hand piece.  I planned 12 sampler blocks to get myself going and bought a traditional pioneer-woman-looking fat 1/8th bundle.  I even got them mostly cut out and bundled together.  I bought Jinny Beyer's Quiltmaking by Hand (which is an awesome reference book.)  And then I was paralyzed by fear because could it really be that s.i.m.p.l.e.?

Monday, June 30, 2014

ALOYF June Finish

I did it!  And then I almost forgot to post and realized that I DID forget to link it up at the beginning of the month ... That's what kind of a month June has been for me.  Oh, well!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

ALOYF June Goals

Last month I got back on board by working on a couple of small finishes languishing on my side table.  Since summer is a time for being more outside and less inside, I think that this month I'll continue with that pile.  Next on my list is a mini top that I finished and sandwiched almost 18 months ago now.  I wasn't sure how I wanted to quilt it until I saw all the beautiful spiral quilting like here and here.  I figure a mini is the perfect place to practice.

So ... My goal for June is to finish this mini ... that means quilting and binding.  Bonus would be to quilt and/or bind the other two minis on my side table ... then it would be totally cleaned off and ready to re-purpose.

Friday, May 30, 2014

My May Master List

I had one of these all ready to go for May, but apparently I got sidetracked early in the month and never got back to it ... so here is a recap of my April/May projects.

And because this is my current favorite picture, you get Samantha and Mom ready for prom, which was a huge project at our house.