Wednesday, September 8, 2010

WIP Wednesday & Wednesday Weigh-In

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I’ve been creating kids quilts for Project Linus since 2001 and have donated close to 50 quilts.  But over the last couple of years, I really haven’t made any quilts to donate. 

Here is a stack of 10 quilt tops that I’ve had sitting around for at least year.  For whatever reason, I’ve never gotten around to quilting them.  So I decided to bring them out and get busy quilting them so I can donate them to Project Linus.  They’re about crib size so not very big which makes them quick and easy to quilt.  Maybe I can get a couple finished this week …


Wednesday Weigh In

And I am very jazzed because … I lost another half pound!  It doesn’t sound like much, but I’m amazed that I haven’t gained cuz I’ve not been very good.  I’ve been eating some things I shouldn’t and I haven’t been exercising.  On a subconscious level, I must be doing something right.  I do know we’re eating more fish and fruits & vegetables.  But it’s all okay … tomorrow’s another day and another opportunity to do right.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Striped Quilt Challenge … Top is Finished!

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Last week I posted here about the  Striped Quilt Challenge that Beth at Love Laugh Quilt has been hosting.  And, I believe today was the last day of the challenge, although I don’t think a finish was “required”.  It’s all about having fun and quilting! 

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I managed to get this small quilt top finished, and I’m pretty happy with it, especially since I had a limited stash to work with.  I do like how the stripes make the pinwheels look like they’re moving.  Not so much in the picture, but in person they almost make you dizzy if you stare at them too long.  I hope to have it finished by end of this week.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day holiday!

UPDATE:  Sold flimsy top on eBay in June 2011

Friday, September 3, 2010

Happy September! Does This Happen To You?

 01-16-06 How many of you have the same problem I do with taking pictures of quilts?  I always struggle with this.  Should I place it on a bed?  What about the floor?  Or maybe a chair or a couch? 

I know!  Wouldn’t it be better if I can get someone to hold it up for me?  Oh, sure it would, but around my house, that’s like pulling teeth!  So, if I’m lucky enough to snag DH or DS for the job, I’d better be super quick and not take too long!  Or else this happens:  see picture above.

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And, I’d better not take more than one picture of the same quilt, or I will get “the look” … you know, the look that says “you gotta be kidding!  Again?!  Better hurry, or I’m outta here!”

No weekly finish today, but lots of WIPs!  I’m so glad September is here and school has started.  I’m looking forward to the fall season and cooler weather.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Striped Quilt Challenge

IMG_0033 Beth at Love Laugh Quilt  has been hosting a Striped Quilt Challenge; and this is the last week of the challenge which, of course, ends this weekend.

Here is Beth’s quilt … isn’t it beautiful!  When I saw this, I was inspired to make my own striped quilt.

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And, when I joined a month ago, I really believed that I would not have a problem … at least starting a project and even believed that I would surely finish one before the challenge ended.  But here I am, just a few days left,  and all I’ve done is cut a few strips.  I hope this counts as a “start”!

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At the time, I knew I had some striped fabric, but I happily envisioned myself going to the fabric store to add to my stash!  Well, that didn’t happen.  And, my limited stash gave me no vision and no plan, so I had to go online for inspiration:

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I’m still not sure what I’m going to do.  I’m thinking maybe pinwheels or hour glass blocks, but I do so love the zig-zag design!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

WIP Wednesday & Wednesday Weigh-In

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Have made some progress on my Charm Pack Quilt Along by Karrie Lyne over at Freckled Whimsy.  Still need to sew all the rows then sew on the borders.  Maybe it’ll be a Friday finish … hmmm?

Here’s the one by Karrie Lyne:

Charm Pack Quilt Along TopI really like this design and have decided to use it for my Charm Pack quilt:

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I’m also participating in a Postage Stamp (1-1/2” charm) swap by Subee Sews Quilts

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There are 25 baggies with 50 charms in each one. These are ready to go and will be mailed out today.  The deadline is September 15, but it is an ongoing swap.  If you’re interested in participating in the next swap, click here for more info.


Wednesday Weigh In

… and the struggle continues.  But I am happy to report that, after gaining 2.5 lbs last week, I lost .5 lb this week.  Not much, but it is so much better than gaining it!