Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/31/2011

After spending most of the week suffering from a horrible sore throat and still having to go to work, I did not accomplish as much as I would have liked. Such is poor timing!! Now after not getting sick for years, I finally fell ill a couple of days before a major event at work and just prior to one of my few "Boys and Dad are camping with Boy Scouts" weekends I get. I could have spread quilts on the floor, put fabric everywhere and would not have to worry about cleaning up to cook anything for anybody!! FREEDOM. But no such luck, instead I spent all day Saturday on the couch, nursing a horrible headache, sipping Ginger Ale and praying my throat would allow me to swallow something solid. I still don't have my voice back. Since I was tired of laying around, I decided to put the boarders on my Strip Therapy Mood Swings Quilt top from a couple of weeks ago. It felt good to do something. Next week is Superbowl (GO PACKERS) and as my husband is a huge Packer fan so there will be a lot of football watching!! I will be in Winters California, 20 miles away, at a quilt class until 4:00 so it is a win-win!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/24/2011

A very productive weekend working on my 100 Quilt block sampler. These blocks are turning out very well and I think this will turn out to be a nice quilt. I am having a blast making the different blocks and just chosing the fabric for each one. I am still working on handquilting my Green Mystery Quilt, which is coming along beautifully!! I am going to enjoy only working half a day tomorrow since the kids do not have school and work on a few more blocks for my quilt.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/17/2011

What a great weekend!! Nothing like knowing Monday is a holiday and I don't have to go to work to make my weekend twice as productive. I took my BOM from 2009 and framed out a bunch of the blocks, planning on sewing it together by the end of this week. I plan on working on the Quiltmakers 100 block sampler quilt on Monday, since I have the day off!! I may rearrange the blocks a bit more but the format works and it is visually interesting.
I am planning on making my son, who just received his Eagle Rank with Boy Scouts a quilt, hoping to replicate the Eagle Badge!! Any suggestions would be welcome!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/10/2011

One lonely block this week, not very productive in my progress toward my sampler quilt for the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks, but one is better then none!! I did get some hand quilting done on my Green Mystery quilt so that is progress. I am working on redecorating two of my boys room and cleaning out their room, finding and replacing the broken furniture with nice but reasonably priced pieces takes a lot of time. Still looking for reasonably priced side tables but I will continue the search next week. I am hoping to making more progress by next week!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/3/2011

Happy New Year to all!! I enjoyed a wonderful holiday with my family and was able to spend some days catching up on my hand quilting projects, cleaned my sewing area and organized my space so I can find everything I am looking for. I discovered my Block of the Month blocks from Cloth Carousel in Winters California from 2009 and put them on my wall so I can work on putting them together in a quilt. I was also able to start my sampler quilt from the 100 best blocks magazine. I love the blue/brown of the fabric.