Monthly Archives: January 2015

Scrapalicious !

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Faithful Circle held its annual guild retreat last weekend. LOTS of sewing… and chatting got done. It was tons of fun and close to home so i got to go to a baby shower for my niece in the middle of the weekend. I delivered the baby quilt I showed in my previous post  to the new mom and she was delighted! Yea!

While I was at the retreat I pretty nearly finished my flashy bright X’S and cross block quilt. I had a few more sashing strip to add when I got home but that was soon finished. I told my youngest daughter that she could have this quilt for her 15th birthday – which was the last day of the retreat – so now the pressure is on to get a backing ready and quilt it up. (Sorry about the bad picture.  It is too big to hang up and I have no volunteers to hold it!)

Scrapalicious birthday quilt

Scrapalicious birthday quilt

This week I am trying to complete a top I made using 2 1/2 inch squares I cut up from my scrap bin before the retreat I went on in November. It is coming along. I am working on the Prairie pint border and can’t decided if I want it to face in or out. Ummmmm….

Decisions decisions....

Decisions decisions….

oh, and I signed up to go on a bus trip to the big quilt show in Paducah in April! Can’t wait!! I have never been before so it will be a great adventure!

Fabulous Friends

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Today,after taking my mother to the doctors, I was able to catch the tail end of my monthly bee meeting. And look what I came home with!!

Lots of scraps!

Lots of scraps!

My awesome bee mates, Tina and Sandi, had gone through their scrap bins. They know how much I love the whole scrappy thing and they are super generous. Thanks guys!! Now to sort and scheme….

2015 … Off to the Races

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Having traveled to Europe for the holidays, getting good and sick while there, getting my kids through finals, and dealing with my ailing mother I am quite impressed with myself for getting a project finished so quickly. Okay, it definitely wasn’t the most challenging project, and baby quilts are pretty small, but still!

Pink and gray for a new baby girl

Pink and gray for a new baby girl

With pretty flowers on the back

With pretty flowers on the back

I do love it. I got the inspiration for the design from a blogger I follow…3 and3 quarters. The quilt is destined for the new baby girl my husband’s niece is expecting in March. The first great-grand baby on his side of the family.

I haven’t really gotten into any other projects yet since getting back from vacation. I am mostly contemplating how to quilt a couple of tops I have lying around. Deciding on a quilting design seems to be my biggest challenge when making a quilt. I feel as though a wrong decision at this point could be fatal (not literally of course), so I often drag my feet for far to long.

Our quilt guild is having its annual winter retreat in a little over a week so I best be thinking about what I want to take to work on. What is the best way to go? Something simple so quick progress is made, or a challenging project that will be more interesting to work on???