Monday, October 21, 2013

Baby Sister's Nursery Start

My daughter, Kris decided to use Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin for Moda for Baby Sister's nursery. 
 Lots of flowers,birds and butterflies. 
 Yardage is not yet available.  AAACCCKKK
We're hoping it'll be available before Baby Sister arrives.
(keeping our fingers crossed)
We've made fabric decisions for everything. 
As soon as it's available I'll be sewing like a crazed woman.

Have you seen this wonderful, wonderful book by Cindy Lammon aka Hyacinth Designs
If you don't already own this book trust me when I say you must add it to your quilt book library.
Yes, it's Christmas themed however different fabrics will work for everyday quilts.

I used the Snowball Games pattern to make Baby Sister's first quilt.
Bold and vibrant colors used to make a scrappy quilt.
More to come.  :-)

Softer prints will be used to make the accessories for her nursery. 
Baby Sister's nursery is well underway however she's still nameless. 
Thank you for stopping by.
Are you enjoying pieceful days?
In Friendship 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Got UFO's? (quilting)

edited to add the correct question for #5

Hello Friends,

Life at my house has been a bit boring. 
 I'm not ignoring you but I haven't had anything to blog about.  Sigh :-) 
Yes, we're on Baby Sister watch (still no name and nursery is in the works)  :-)

Since I don't have anything to share I'd take a few minutes to tell you about Deb @

I don't know if she found me or I found her but either way we've had some fun e-mail conversations.  I've watched Deb work her way through quite a few UFOs with lots of dedication.  Actually, I've been in awe.  Rather than try to tell you about Deb, I asked Deb to answer a few questions.  If you have a few minutes please visit Deb - you'll be in awe, as well. 
I tried to add a picture from Deb's blog but sadly I failed. 
You'll find lots of wonderful pictures when you visit her blog.  :-)

1.  How long have you been quilting?
I took a beginning class in 2002 - so taking out my 3 year hiatus it's been 8 years.

2.  How long ago did you stop quilting and when did you come back to it? 
I fell off a step ladder while stripping wallpaper in September 2009 (4 years ago tomorrow actually!) and badly broke my right leg. Ironically that was going to be my 1st quilting room.  I had surgery and spent 6 days in the hospital followed by 12 weeks of no weight bearing, a blood clot and months of physical therapy.  All of my crafty mo-jo vanished and I didn't sew one stitch until I started quilting again in late September 2012.

3.  How many UFO's did you discover when you returned to quilting?
My 1st count last October was 88... but I found 13 more later for a total of 101.

4.  Have you worked only on UFO's or have you thrown in a new project or two?
I've finished 65 projects since 10/1/2012 and 56 have been UFOs - so yes I have thrown in a few new projects but they have been mostly table topper size or smaller!  My UFO Reward System gives me a new large project after I finish 10 UFOs and I give myself some leeway on small projects as long as I finish them!  I know it sounds strict but it seems silly to work so hard at finishing while creating more at the same time.  At the the start of 2013 I decided to take this year and really focus on UFOs.  My word for the year is FINISH. I've struggled with procrastination and finishing things my whole life so this has really been life changing for me.

  5.  What have you discovered you missed about quilting?
This is a great question Darlene!  I've done many different crafts over the years because I grew up in a creative family.  My Mom sewed most of our clothes and taught me to sew in my early teens. I went to college to be an architect and ended up being a CPA - it seems like I try to shut down my creative side at times and no good comes from that! I love to play with colors, patterns and have always loved fabric so quilting really hits home for me. I think it is wonderful therapy too. Simply said - doing something creative just makes me a happier person. 

6. What do you do with all your completed UFO's.
Here comes the accountant side of me (lol!).  33 of my 56 finished UFOs have been donated to Project Linus or other charity groups.  I love making bright quilts with fun novelty fabrics for kids.  I get to try new color combinations, new patterns and new techniques so it's a total win win situation.  I've given 8 away as gifts and the remaining 15 are here with me. It makes me so happy to finally see quilts being used in my home.

Forgot to add - my Dad's craft was woodworking.  I have beautiful pieces of furniture and other items he has made throughout my home.  He has kind of given it up as he's gotten older and that is sad. I really should do a blog post about it!

Please visit the creative spot in her home where all the magic happens.

Don't forget to tell Deb I sent you.  :-)

 I appreciate your visit. 
I'll be back when I have something to share.  :-)
In Friendship!
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