Friday, July 11, 2014
We came back to the house, watched soccer and had an indoor picnic, as it was too hot to eat outside!
Saturday we met again at City Creek mall in SLC and had lunch and the kids played on the splash pad! They had a blast. Once again Sean and Jessica were a huge help, and grandma even managed to do a little shopping, as Gymboree was having a big sale, and what grandma can resist one of those?? Sadly, none of us took pictures of the littles playing in the splash pad. =(
We followed it up with dinner and milkshakes at Red Robin. Yummmm!!
It's been super fun to get some quality time with these fun little people!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
1. Slice up the layer cake.
2. Rearrange the strips.
3. Sew them back together.
4. Arrange the blocks.
This one went together super fast, which was totally what I was going for. I started it about 9:00 one evening and had the top finished before I went to bed.
I wanted something light and breezy for the quilting so I tried the cute little flowers I saw on Allison's blog. It was really fun and fast, but I some are definitely better than others. And next time I'm going to work on getting from one to another more gracefully. But I'm not unhappy with this one.
Not sure what July might bring in that area, I'm off on a "great adventure", but so looking forward to it, since it includes seeing these guys. Can't wait!
Monday, June 30, 2014
In January, I set a goal to finish 14 UFO quilts in 2014. Since it's officially mid-year, I thought I would do a little progress report.
1. Breath of Avignon - this is one of the first modern quilts I started, and I finished it in March. It was made from Breath of Avignon charm squares by American Jane and white yardage. The pattern is Avignon Picnic from Moda Bake Shop. This one was started in May of 2010, so not quite 4 years start-to-finish. Glad to have this one in the finished pile. It's story is here.
3. Citrus Quilts - This is the last of the four citrus quilts I made with blocks from virtual bees on Flickr. You can read its story here. It was finished in June.
So, I guess you could say I've finished 8-1/2 of the 14 quilts I hoped to finish in 2014. Not a bad place to be at mid-year I guess. I'm sure I won't make any progress at all in July, or through the middle of August, but hopefully, I can get the rest of these (with the possible exception of the GMFG) finished by year end. Stay tuned!
Friday, June 27, 2014
This one is kind of fun to put together. It all nests inside itself one layer upon another.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Improv Curves quilt. I don't think I've ever made a quilt that I've taken apart and put back together as much as this one. And I don't think this will ever be my favorite quilt. But it's finished, and that's something, right?
Fresh Lemons posted a tutorial on using this quilting method the Bernina WeAllSew website using this technique. I pretty much did as she outlines in the tutorial, although I set my stitch width at 6 and my stitch length at 3.5.
Diane, for showing me something new, and for your encouragement as I struggled with this process. I really did learn a lot.