Thursday, June 30, 2016

Life goes on ...!

Cheryl, a dear Aussie friend of mine, gave me the following advice "Illegitimi nil Carborundum" and she is right! Control is an illusion! Let it go and move on; life is to short!

Having been a quiltin' fool for a few weeks, starting and finishing new projects, I thought I would tackle my UFO pile.

As a quilt shoppe owner, your quilting project choice takes on a double duty - personal quilt and shoppe sample.  It's an efficient way to quilt! But, there comes a time when your UFO pile, you know the ones you cannot use as a shoppe sample, weighs you down. It's amazing how it can put a damper on your creativity! The remedy is to either rid yourself of those projects you are no longer passionate about or start tackling them! For me, I'm passionate about all of my UFOs!

Last night I worked on a quilt I started back in December 2014.  It was offered by Fibre as a mystery block of the month. It was the perfect quilt for someone special, whom by the way, is not getting any younger and for the record, neither am I. So, time to tackle it and get it done!

It's a gorgeous queen size quilt! Sadly, I cannot show you a picture because I think the mystery pattern is still available for quilt shops to purchase. I wouldn't want to ruin your surprise! ;) Here's a sneak peak!

The pattern was designed by Sherri of  Border Creek Station Pattern Company. Let me tell you, she is an amazing block of the month pattern writer. Her instructions are laid out in such a way that you can pick up right where you left off. Even after a year and a half!!!! No spending time trying figuring out where you're at! It made it so easy for me to get back into it!

Tonight, my goal is to put the last two border on the quilt and it will be a done deal! Let's just hope I'm not biting more than I can chew. It is a pieced nine patch block border. lol

Thank you so much for stopping by! Catch you later!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday .... started on a bad foot!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation that not only did you not create, but had no control over it? That's me on this Monday morning .... it's not a great feeling to have to rely on someone else to correct their mistake and make it right.

Then, I read my daily inspirational e-mail from Neale Donald Walsch of Conversations with God and this is what it says:

On this day of your life
Carole, I believe God wants you to know...

...that how bad things may look right now means nothing.
It's how good you know they can look with God's help
that counts.

Life has a habit of changing itself completely around in
24 hours. Heck, in 24
Minutes sometimes.

Don't you dare give up on Tomorrow because of the
way things look Today. Don't even think about it...

Love,  Your Friend...



On a brighter note .... I've been a busy bee. I finished Frivol 6 - Vintage by Fig Tree & Co.

You know what that means? Time to start a new project!

Since I'm on the Moda Frivol kick, why not continue? So, I started Frivol 10 - Sugar by Sweetwater! What a cute block .... and cute fabric!

Easy peazy to piece! The quilt was completed in no time!

If you need me, I will be in my sewing studio, my happy place, attempting to calm down and feel better about this situation that not only was out of my control, but hopefully will not escalate!

Thanks for stopping by! Catch you later!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Two halves equals one!

The feet dragging for a week taught me a valuable lesson .... you're too old to pull an all nighter! lol Aging is not for sissies!

Learning from my experience .... I choose to slowly work on the Slice of Cake quilt! The other half was less time consuming than the first half!

It actually stood like that for approximately a week. Well long enough for the weekend to get here and .... for me to need my designer wall again!

Here it presently sits on Penelope, patiently waiting for me to tackle it!

Another project done! A perfect opportunity to start a new one! Frivol 6 - Vintage by Fig Tree!

It's a busy weekend, so I'm not sure I'll get a chance to work on the quilt! Catch you later!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Moment of insanity .... Part Quatre!

By Monday, I was proud of my accomplishments! Took some time off and enjoyed the day outside, doing a bit of this and that.

By late afternoon, it was time to start another new project! I can do this ... maybe break some records. So I took a look at my next project;

Hum ... simple enough .... a layer cake of Grow and the pattern Slice of Cake by Me and My Sister Designs! Let's set a goal .... When half the quilt is pieced I'll head to bed!

Big mistake .... by 2:00 a.m. I had reached my goal ... 

I don't know what I was thinking!

Would you be surprised if I told you that I dragged my feel all week long. Did not get any other quilting done!  Definitely a moment of insanity! lol

Catch you later!  Cheers!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Weekend moment of sanity .... part trois!

By Sunday, I was ready to start a new project. I started Moda Frivol 9.  What a cute quilt! Have I mentioned how I enjoy working on Frivols! So satisfying.

I call this shot ... find Frivol 9! lol

I hadn't taken Snippet off the design wall yet! lol I was in the zone!

Moda Frivol 9 is called Olive and uses Little Miss Sunshine fabric line by Lella Boutique. Here is a close up of the quilt!

I just love how it turned out! That "Penelope" pile is getting bigger and bigger!

Catch you later!  Cheers!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Weekend moment of sanity ... part deux!

Once the table was clean, it was time to get down to business ... start a new project!

Well, you all know how I just love the Moda Frivols ... Seriously, you get to work with a new line of fabric for such a small investment.

With the design wall empty, it was time to begin project Frivol 7 - Heart!

Frivol 7 uses Lisa Bongeon fabric line Song Bird Gatherings!


I just love how this little quilt turned out!

Another flimsy added to the pile marked "Play date with Penelope!" Catch you later! Cheers!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Weekend moment of sanity - part un!

I'm still on platet earth ... for now anyway!

Wow, almost a month since I've written a quilting post! So difficult to get good help around here! lol

I've been busy ... producing lots of quilt tops. I think I need to change my blog rule from only posting those projects that are completely finished, meaning quilted and bound, to posting flimsies! This may help me to post more often ... and not to forget to post projects I've completed!

Are you ready? I've been a piecing fool! Spent a whole weekend being focused ... in the zone baby!

I had these blocks and related fabrics sitting on my cutting table for a couple of weeks. All that was needed was to sew these into rows and my cutting table would be clean. So, I got down to business!

The pattern is called Snippet by Cotton Way. I used Bonnie & Camille's "Hello Darling" fabric line. I love that line! Voila!

And and the result ... feast your eyes on this!

Poof! It's gone! The cutting table is now a complete mess!

Catch you later! Cheers!
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