Sunday, August 2, 2015

The wedding quilt post. :)

August already.  Time sure flies doesn't it?

Here in Western Washington we've had the hottest weather I can remember us having this summer.  We are in a drought! What?  We are in Western Washington, rain capital of .. rainy places!  How can we be in a drought?  But everyone assures me we are.  Weird.

So I think I mentioned that I was going to get a mid-arm quilter for our Anniversary.  Hubby made good on that promise and even though I we took the floor model, it is in my house and I've already finished a quilt on it!  I think we brought it home around the 14th or so of July.  I had a quilt to finish by July 26th for a wedding and I did it!!

Hubby is the one who made the pretty bows for the presentation of it.  He is multi-talented. :)

This weekend my project is the quilt that I had the team at the office sign signature blocks for.  Boss's day is in October so I gave myself plenty of lead time but in reality this quilt is a one weekend project with maybe one day of the next weekend for finishing.  Nothing to complicated or fancy.  I blurred out the writing on the blocks for now.  Cellphone picture so not great but I think you can get the gist of what I'm up to. :)

Also working on my eldest son's quilt.  Trying to imagine borders.  The ladies from the Stash Bee made most of these blocks for me in March of 2014 and I've slowly been joining them and adding to them to get where I wanted the middle of the quilt to be and I'm there now.  I just need to figure out what the borders will be and get cracking on them so he can have this before the cold weather arrives.

In theory while I'm quilting these multiple projects my daughter is going to be piecing the rest of her quilt top so it can go on the quilter when I'm done. :)  Oh and here is a picture of my new toy!  That quilt was on it for a while but since I started it as a free motion project on my sewing machine with all different colors of thread it became to much of a pain so I'll finish it on my sewing machine since it is easier to change thread that way. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

20 Days To Finish It......

I started quilting the Wedding quilt.  Not much time for much of anything but work, sleep, eat, repeat but I sneak in a block of quilting here and there so I am pretty sure I can get 'er done by the wedding!

Now back to it, or maybe I should clean something.... I'm not quite sure in this 95 degree weather what I want to do, since we don't have air conditioning!  We aren't supposed to need it here in the Puget Sound region!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday quick post!

Just a quick one today!

We went and looked at what will be my anniversary present for this year yesterday. No one had it in stock yet but the local sew and vac had one set up so I played for half an hour and fell in love! The Grace Qnique!  Hubby was ready to show them the money yesterday so I could come home with one but they are back ordered everywhere.  I am patient!  I didn't think I'd be getting a quilter until January 2016 so I can wait til they get that beauty in stock!

On the sewing front. I am about 10 pins short to finish pin basting this. ......

The wedding quilt!  Wedding is last Sunday in July so I better get quilting! I think I can!  I've very happy I got enough fabric to make one of these for us also! I love it!!

That's it for me right now.... ;)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Here comes June!

Today... I finally get a day to sew!  Got up early this morning to take care of all of the errands that I don't have time to do during the week because we still have over time at work.  Home by noon and so now I get to sew!! WooT!

I have a kilt to finish then I am working on the wedding quilt that I have to have done by July somethingth. I better get cracking on it!

Weight loss goals are going good.  I'm down 7 pounds in the last month so that makes me pretty darn happy.  Once I find time to add exercise into this eating healthy stuff I should really be able to make some strides toward my ultimate goal.

That's about it from here.

Pictures to follow if I manage to get the quilt top done this weekend which is my "think I can" project for the next 2 days. 

Happy weekend!!