Sunday, April 22, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 4/23/2012

What a nice quiet weekend! My son Nicolas and his German exchange student spent the entire day at Picnic Day at UC Davis and my husband and younger son headed off on a Boy Scout camping trip. The house was mine all day! I worked on framing the finished blocks for My Whimsical Quilt Garden and I spent some serious time working on my Hawaiian Quilt With a Twist.  I was even able to get some cleaning done, not too much as that would have taken me away from my sewing time.
I only have one more block to finish up for My Whimsical Quilt Garden and am already working on putting the blocks together.  I also began looking at finishing up past projects I as had some time to dig a few of them out during my quiet Sunday morning after church.  Again, I am faced with the dilemma of too many projects but not enough time.   Our exchange student heads back to Germany on Thursday and then I really need to arrange a visit with my daughter at college, begin checking out colleges for my son, who will be applying next fall, finish cleaning up my sewing area and finish the multiple projects I have started but not finished over the past year.  I am so hooked on Applique now, I seem not to do anything else!!  Remember to check out other design walls on Judy's blog!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 4/16/2012

 Ah, another week and I am almost done with this applique quilt top.  Only a few left to do and I am already working on the framing for each block.  As you can see below, I have actually included a picture of the actual design wall as I am working on block placement.  I did not get as much done as I hoped because the camping trip for my son and his German exchange student was cancelled due to rain.  Rain?  Really?  I tried to talk them into going...."What is a little rain when you can camp?"  Needless to say, they did not go for it.  The weather did clear up in time for the Group Trip to Muir Woods in Marin, California and then a trip after to Muir Beach for lunch and some fun in the sun.  The German kids really enjoyed the Pacific ocean with a couple of them attempting swimming!

 I tried to explain to the kids that the surfers were wearing wet suites for a reason but they still went in the water.  They did have fun and learned to throw an American football!

 I just realized that the eyes are missing from my bird!

I will need to get those done as soon as possible so I don't forget to finish off the bird.  I really like the block borders, not too scrappy as I am keeping to four colors with the pink inside each block.

Don't forget to check out all the rest of the amazing design walls on Judy's blog.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 4/9/2012

More applique for me now as I spent the entire day Sunday sewing together the blocks for my double wedding ring quilt.  I only have 5 or 6 blocks left in My Whimsical Quilt Garden quilt by Piece O Cake!  Needless to say, since I have four or five more projects lined up I will manage to keep myself busy when these are done.  I am so hoping to get TONS of stuff done this week as my 14 year old is in Mexico for Spring Break with the church youth group and the 17 year old and his German Exchange Student, Moritz, are going camping in Santa Cruz for a couple of no dinners to cook, no breakfast for the entire week and time for me to quilt and sew. 

Nicolas and Moritz enjoyed Baker's Beach in San Francisco on Saturday and are looking forward to the beach in Santa Cruz.   Remember to check out Judy's blog and see all the other design walls.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 4/2/2012

Another week and the top for my Double Wedding Ring is complete (well each piece is done) and now all I have to do it sew them all together.  I did this in 8 days!  Finished up on Friday night at 11:00 p.m. and let me tell you, that was not the smartest thing I did.  I actually spent half an hour unsewing because I was so tired that I but the last piece on wrong!!  Bur then, since I was so tired and so close to being done, I just powered through and finished everything up.  I think it looks great and I am so excited to have made one of these quilts. 

I have also included pictures of my three applique blocks that I completed these last few weeks.  For some reason they keep loading sideways and after tying to get them to turn out right side up, I have finally given up and surrendered to the program.  Just turn your computer on its side and they will look normal!!  these are blocks from Piece of Cake Designs called My Whimsical Quilt Garden.  Just having a blast working on them.  I hope to be able to start bordering them and putting them together in rows by the end of the week so I need to get the Double Wedding Ring off my design wall.  Remember to check out Judy's blog and see the rest of the design walls. My favorite Monday lunch activity!