2015 Finish #4!

By the time I finished the binding it was too late to take a picture outside – will try to do that tomorrow. I put it on my bed and it just slightly hangs over the top of my king-sized mattress (it’s 88×88).  I’m so happy with how it turned out!






I LOVE the daisies, and the blue thread was a perfect choice.




Turns out that it is the PERFECT size for snuggling with a little someone special under!


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Binding Blues

For once I’m not feeling blue as I bind (my least favorite part of the process), but instead I’m seeing blue.  Lots and lots of blue because of the binding and the backing fabric.

Back of Trucks



I was rather confident when a friend asked me what I was doing tonight and I said, ‘I’m going to cut all the extra ‘stuff’ off my super awesome trucks quilt and get the binding on it while I watch the Wild game…at least that’s the plan.’ And I was oh so close! I would have finished it tonight but I didn’t have the right color thread.  Bummer!  Now I’m watching the Wild and they’re not doing well which is another big bummer!

I should be able to make a quick run for thread tomorrow and then hopefully finish it up before Friday. I can’t believe I’m THIS close to my fourth finish of the year and it’s only April! I only finished two in all of 2014 so I’m pretty dang impressed with myself!

I really love this quilt and can’t wait to snuggle under it. It’s a big one (88×88) so I can snuggle WITH someone under it!


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Bee Blocks Sunday Stash

I had to do a bit of shopping this week because I didn’t have what I needed for my April bee blocks for the Promises Group at do. Good Stitches. Diane requested colors based on Sweetwater’s The Boat House, and I was happy to oblige! I have two Boat House layer cakes and no idea how to use them, and I think a quilt in those colors will be fantastic.  I don’t have anything in my stash in the same colors so off to the LQS I went. I didn’t have a ton of luck matching solids to the colors, so I ended up with two solids and four prints:



Earlier this week I hit a shop about an hour from my house – Quilter’s Haven. It’s a very nice shop and I’ve bought something each time I’ve gone in, and this time was no exception. I found this fantastic VW bus FQ and a couple of other fabrics to coordinate with it (the bottom blue matches much better in person!):



I also scored 4.25 yards of Lucy’s Crab Shack (Sweetwater, 2012) from their clearance section.  Can’t beat fabric at 50% off!



I have a kit and two layer cakes in this print in my stash that I should REALLY put to use!  I do love this fabric!

Anywhoo….I actually made something with most of these fabrics I picked up this week, which isn’t usually the case!  This morning I made my bee blocks so I can send them off to Diane this week:



And then I whipped up a cinch bag that I’m also going to be dropping in the mail this week to someone else:


My original plan was to use the peach for the casings, but then I had the perfect amount of the bus fabric for those, so I changed the plan.  Then I figured I could use the peach for the drawstrings, but really couldn’t be bothered to make them so used some off-white ribbon instead.  I didn’t box the corners on this one because I really hate that, and don’t feel that it’s often necessary.

Hard to believe, but I used everything I bought except the Lucy’s Crab Shack, and that will go in the project box with the rest of the fabrics in that line until I get in the mood to get that project started.

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Easter Sunday Stash

It’s another lazy Sunday at our house. Kids outside playing, hubby building me a ‘quilters pressing board’ (those are the terms I searched on Google when trying to find photos to show him what I wanted). And I’m alternating between reading on the couch, making myself mochas (I’m on #3), and putting things away that have cluttered up the living room….yet again.

Hubby is building me a nice big rectangular board to fit on top of my regular ironing board. I just love how at retreats I can fit the whole WOF on the board. I’m excited to have one of my own at home.  He’s also going to re-cover my small one that he built for me a few years ago. The current one has water damage from an issue we had here at the house a couple of weeks ago and I won’t use it – it needs to be re-done.

I went to JoAnn to pick up some of the silver ironing board fabric and all they had was the quilted stuff, and I didn’t want that, so I began a search for something heavier – canvas, duck cloth, something. I found the HGTV fabric section with the upholstery fabric and knew I found what I wanted to use. They didn’t have anything that matched my sewing room, so I picked up this one:

It looks like a quilt pattern to me. It’s ‘outdoor fabric’ and I think it will be great on my boards.

Have I mentioned that having a handy man has come in rather handy?  He’s pretty great!




Also this week, I picked up my first ever fabric through Instagram’s #thegreatfabricdestash. It’s Super Heros by Michael Miller.



At just over 3 yards it will be a perfect back to a ‘someday’ quilt.

That’s all for today. Happy Easter to all who celebrate it!

Linking up to Molli…of course!

Molli Sparkles
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I’m SO happy with this quilt.  From the fabric (Out to Sea by Sarah Jane Studios), to the quilting thread (a shimmery silver/grey) and design (perfect waves), and even the binding (which I managed to get on without too much of a fight), I just absolutely love it!!!





And so does she! This was taken the night I finished it, being used as it’s intended purpose – the way it should be!  And the best part was waking her up the next morning, finding her all snuggled under it in her bed.  Perfect in many ways!


And with this finish, I’ve officially passed my number of finished in 2014 (this is #3 for this year)!

AmandaJean is back, so I’m linking it up to her Friday Finish post.  Welcome back!

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Truckin’ Along

I quilted the Trucks quilt on Saturday, but I cannot bring myself to lay it out and cut off all the excess.  It’s 90×90 so you’ll understand why! It may be a weekend project.

It looks like such a mess!



I chose this awesome turquoise thread for the quilting and I’m SO happy I did!  At first I was concerned that it would overpower the pink and red fabric but it compliments it perfectly.



The binding is made and patiently waiting for me to put it on.  That’s going to be a chore, and I’m not looking forward to it!


On a side note, my husband just said to me, ‘I did the taxes last week and knocked that off of my to-do list.  What can you knock off of your list?  And quilt projects DON’T count!’

I have no answer for him!

Linking up to Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

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Sunday, lazy Sunday

I had help adding to my stash this week. Gretchen went back to SR Harris and picked me up these super cute Geekly Chic glasses by Riley Blake:



She also picked up some Swinging Girls Sherbet Pips for herself and I asked if I could have 4.5″ just in case I need it for a pink baby quilt. I’ll consider it part of my stash temporarily. If the baby we’re waiting on is a girl, I’m totally adding these girls to the quilt.  Fingers crossed!



I ordered a blogger’s bundle from Fat Quarter Shop this week – the first time I’ve ordered a bloggers bundle but I’ve considered it several times. I have no plans for it – just liked the prints!

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Yesterday Gretchen & I had a date with the longarm and I quilted two quilts – Meg’s Mermaids and Trucks. I’ll post about them soon. I was able to put the binding on Mermaids today, but Trucks still needs to be cleaned up – cut off extra the batting and backing material.

It’s Sunday so I’m linking up with Molli

Molli Sparkles
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