Saturday, September 19, 2015

Easy Peasy Table Runner

I needed a quick and mindless project (and some retail therapy) so I headed to my local quilt store and picked up the fabric and pattern for this super quick and easy table runner.  I ended up ordering some fabric to make another one using a mini charm pack I have of Avalon.

I needed quick and easy because things are crazy and chaotic over here...back to school, two children on the competition dance team, work and my Dad.

Last Saturday morning (more like middle of the night) he had a seizure and when he fell he hit his head.  He was rushed to the hospital via ambulance before he was stabilized and transported our home town.  He had been at the cottage with my Mom.

They completed another MRI and I'm happy to tell you that there are no tumors.  They suspect radiation damage. Due to the head trauma he has some fluid and blood around the brain space that is taking its sweet time getting re absorbed.  He is now in acute brain rehabilitation to learn to perform normal life activities again.  I know I've said it before but I hate brain cancer.  Please keep my Dad in your thoughts and prayers...that he has a quick recovery and is able to come back home.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Swoon Finish

I received my finished Swoon quilt from the quilter back at the beginning of August and wanted to wait to post finished photos until it went to its new home.   

 I delivered the quilt to the newly married couple last week.  These photos were taken the morning we left for California.

The quilting is a snowflake pattern with swirls that plays really well off the background fabric that is filled with snowflakes.  There is a nice layer of wool batting to keep the new couple nice and toasty around Christmas.

Some close-ups of the quilting.

I love this backing...and I love this much so that I have the supplies to make myself one.  The blocks will be different combinations but it will be the same fabric line and I am so very excited about this!  I had a really hard time giving this one up because I love it so much!

I am linking up with Fabric TuesdayShow and Tell Tuesday , Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop?Needle and Thread Thursday and Finish it Friday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Snapshots Block #3

I am slowly, but surely, catching up with the Snapshots Quilt Along.  Here is block #3.  I have four more to make to be all caught up, but considering I didn't have any made at the beginning of June I think I'm doing pretty good.

Monday Star Count

I only added 2.5 stars to the count making my total 54.5.  It was too hot to sit and stitch... So I swam with the kids ��

I am linking up with Life Under Quilts for the Monday Morning Star Count.  

Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday Evening Star Count

My traveling quilt is my Summer project.  I can take it to our cottage and easily stitch while the girls swim.

I'm up to 52 stars with no real plan in place.  Each star is from scraps of quilts I've made.  There will not be any duplicates.

These were added this weekend.


I've had the quilt kit but hadn't cut into t until last week...I'm not sure why I waited. I'm in love ��