August 22, 2016

Sugar Blocks = Favorite Blocks

Whoa, where did summer go? We start school next week and I am far from ready. My lengthy "to do" list is yet to be "to done." There are about 10 sewing projects that I told myself I would have finished before summer was over.  Jokes on me.

**As all you parents out there read that last part, you let out a sigh of relief that you can have your sewing time back soon.**

One thing on that list was my Sugar Blocks. This weekend I was able to get the last six blocks done. I know it's only August but I have veered off course. Way off course. Here are my final additions. 


Over the year I have been making my favorite blocks to fill in the rest of the quilt and got carried away. Now, I have 30 blocks and they are all favorites. Some are from the 2016 and the 2014 Sugar Block Club, others from a variety of places. 

30 done, 0 pending. Now it's time to assemble the top, which is the actual goal for end of summer! Wish me luck.


August 04, 2016

Summer Heat

Oh man, this summer heat has defiantly put a damper on my productivity. Summer school is officially over and I have no excuse to waste away my days with nothing to show. 

That's partially a lie. 

Things have been happening around here just not in the sewing room. I am still on the house hunt. Of course, the market decided to "heat up" at the exact moment I'm looking. Still, there is hope. Something will happen, at some point in time. Fingers crossed. My only requirements is I have sewing space, with ample storage for my fabric.  It's non-negotiable!


Chambray's are my new favorite. 
I picked these {very well priced} Robert Kaufman chambray's at Fabric.com.


Yardage from Fat Quarter Shop

Summer Sun Pure Elements Bundle 


Dixie by Cluck Cluck Sew


A group of quilt guilt friends went out to dinner last night, and we discussed how fabric sewing decreases in the summer and fabric acquisition increases. Anyone else experiencing the problem?

Here is to my +22 yards increase. Oops, I blame the heat. Although, in my defense this year I have sewn a record amount of fabric. Even with this new bender I am at a net of - 88.5 yards for the year!

That is almost 30 pounds of fabric!

Attention: Fellow Bloggers and Photo Enthusiast 
Amanda at The Cozy Pumpkin just wrapped up her "Photo 1-0 Fun" series. It's free, well-done, and worth a read. I have been shooting with a DSLR for years and I learned some new things! She started with the basics and went through the different aspects of shooting manual, lenses, and post processing. 







July 29, 2016

Starlight: Finished

Ten Glorious Weeks of Summer Vacation.

Half done, and, not much to show. 

After teaching summer school each morning. My afternoons have been spent on the couch with Rosa Pug knitting and watching 70's game show re-runs. Really exciting. It's been too hot to go out mid-day so I have been capitalizing on the air-conditioning. 

In in the mist of my machine gathering dust, I did get this quilt finished. I started this Starlight quilt back at retreat in April. Ta da! Shamefully, this is only my second finish of the summer. 




Rosa wanted to be apart of the photography so she went for the photobomb approach. Silly thing.





QUILT DETAILS: 

  • Finished Size: 74 inches x 80 inches 
  • Pattern: Starlight by Thimble Blossoms
  • Fabric: PB & J by Basic Gray, Kona Snow background
  • Batting: 80/20 Blend
  • Thread: Connecting Threads - Parchment

Ok, back to watching game shows. Rosa is eyeballing my bowl of fresh strawberries with her face gently resting on the keyboard. She giving her saddest puppy dog face in hopes that I will spare just one berry. Just one! 

July 26, 2016

July Sugar Blocks


This has officially become "All My Favorite Blocks" quilt along as I have stepped away from following the Sugar Block of the Month Club. 

But, not too far!

These are my favorite blocks from the 2014 edition. Throughout the year I have been creating some of my favorite blocks to go along with the blocks from the club skipping those I do not love.

Thus far, I am in LOVE with how this quilt is turning out. 

Count: 24 blocks out of 30





This is the same color palette from my quote top, so these should become an awesome pair of quilts one day!


My next goal is to stop making huge quilts!  They take so much more effort to finish.