Sunday, May 23, 2010

#3rd quilting

...but the day will come soon to quilt again! Supermom extended her stay by one week to keep up the momentum on the house projects.

Monday, May 17, 2010

No quilting this weekend either...

State Track meet today (postponed from Sat. due to weather) We will go and cheer on our track star diva one more day- 3 races, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and 4x400 relay) to finish the season. She is awesome!
Spent the weekend doing OBU graduation, knocking out entire plaster ceiling in entry way with SuperMom's help, and cleaning up the colossal mess, having various college students move out and in with all their stuff for the weekend, and for the entire summer, Bible Study and church, tracking massive hail storms that passed through this afternoon, prep-ing and doing final painting in master bathroom and posting final grades for the semester.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

No quilting this weekend...

Track star diva does it again!
Spent the weekend watching that girl run fast...right to a spot in the State finals 100 & 300 hurdles next week!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Ta Da! wreath #5 is finished!

I had a little extra time to finish wreath #5 on Coral's Feedsack quilt unexpectedly Sat. night as we waited for the final word on the delayed flight of international student arriving at our home tonight (actually it will be "tomorrow" in the early am, 12:35am). Thankfully dh went to the airport to get him and I can go to bed now!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Feedsack wreath #4 and more!

I finished wreath #4 on Coral's feedsack quilt last night. Also the top of the Charming Baby quilt is complete. Working on a pieced back to "stretch" the fabric from the front of the charmer to make a backing of the same fabrics as in front. Definitely "piecemeal" but trying to make it look as if is belongs that way :) Sewing on the 4th Cog and Wheel block last night too while waiting for the track star to get home from an out of town meet (11:30pm). Here's a sneak peek. When I look at the recent photos, it seems I have a circular sewing theme going on these days. I just happen to really enjoy feathers and curved piecing. Happy Quilting!

UPDATE: 5/2/10
The cog & wheel is a pattern that I found and really liked while in Mass. in March. Pattern by Denyse Schmidt, purchased from the Old Mill Quilt Shop vendor at the quilt show. It is a large block approx. 21" square with gentle - more or less curves. The picture on the pattern -made up shows a real old'timey (ugly to non-true-antique-loving quilters) fabrics. 4 blocks will make a baby size. I cut templates from plastic and have traced them on fabric, cut out individually - the old fashioned way. Used several of the same fabrics as in Charming Baby. It has been fun to be able to do a little at a time in tracing pieced and determining color/pattern. I tried to make it baby-boyish but had challenges with not using flowered fabric. (Same issues as with the Charming baby). So many of my fabrics have flowers in them!