Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
So, my first podcast is how this new hobby started. Please check it out!
Hopefully, it will be up on iTunes soon.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It happens to me whenever I sign up to help anywhere. The kids get sick, and then I can't go because there is no one else to watch them or help me out. That is one of the issues when you live miles and miles from family and friends who can help. Okay...enough pouting! LOL. I love the adventure of being a military wife. I am already thinking and planning things for our next move, which won't even happen for a year. I don't even know where we are going. Eek!
Well...thinking about the being alone in quilting and how much I am coming to really love it....I have decided that I want to start a podcast. Now, considering that I only really get 5 hours a sleep a night as it is, I am wondering if I am nuts to want to do this. It looks like a lot of work. But...I love the podcasts that are out there. I want to share what I am doing and learning with others and podcasting seems to be the only way.
I am going to do my research, and see if I can do this. At this point, I don't even get to quilt daily, but that is okay. I think that I have a lot that I am thinking about and that I want to look into. I really like the Off-Kilter Quilt podcast because she does a quilting journal. I think I could do that. Most of my quilting happens at night after all the babies (including the hubbie) have gone to bed. I think I could podcast at the same time. Hmmmm....food for thought.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The brother's little baby quilt fabric has arrived!! I am so happy! The colors are beautiful and bright - perfect to grab the attention of a little one. I love giving primary colors to babies.
I need to finish a lot of my projects as soon as I can, so I can start working on this quilt. The baby is due in August, so I need to get it done by then. I am shooting for July.
So...I have found a problem with quilting. Getting fabric gives me this sense of excitement...with heart pounding joy and possibilities. I have to be careful because it is so addictive! Hehehe. I could turn in to one of those hoarders but with fabric.
So...I have cut off the fabric buying for six months. I have to use what I have first. I only have a line of quilt projects to do...finish quilting Vanilla'a pink and brown...finish quilting mom's....putting together and finishing dad's disappearing nine patch...then - pumpkin's quilt, sister's quilt, Chiquita's wedding quilt...etc...whew. Lol!
So, Baby is going to fit in there. I think that the caterpillar quilt is going to get bumped way up on the list! I am in love with the fabric!
I am wondering if I should send the Caterpillar quilt out to be quilted by a long arm quilter. I am not confident that I could quilt it with the cool shapes that I want it to have. If you have had your quilt done that way, how was it? Is it expensive?
I hope that you are having a wonderful Saturday!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I really like listening to others talk about what they are doing. So many of these ladies are SO creative. They knit and quilt and make clothes. I am just learning how to sew and knitting just frigthens me. So....I am thinking about doing the podcast. I would love to get the feedback.
Unfortunately, I have been unable to quilt for the last few days because I have been working for hours past my normal time. Sigh.
Hears to hoping I get all of my stuff documented at work....so that I can quilt tonight.
Monday, March 21, 2011
So...I did the math and realized that I needed two more nine blocks or 8 more cut blocks to make the quilt the length that I wanted. The only problem is that I needed 18 charms and I lost my left over fabric from my mom's quilt. So that meant I had only 17 charms. A problem. However, at the quilt show I bought a bunch of scraps and I just happened to have one that was the same red as my dad's quilt. So I cut a 5 by 5 square and whew! It worked!!
Problem solved. Now, I should be able to make the quilt 7 blocks by 9 blocks. Almost all 64 are complete! Woohoo!
Now...off to taking the pumpkin to
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Wow! I got really into making 9 blocks this evening. Banana didn't go down until midnight and I really wanted to work. I made 7 nine patches and then cut them into quarters for my disappearing 9 blocks. Beautiful. I look up....it's 3am. Doh!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The women who created these works of art were amazing. Some were so beautiful and complex, while others were so simple and homey. Here are some example. Pardon the pictures...my Pumpkin took the pictures.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I've decided to call the kids by nicknames on the blog and they helped me to pick their own names. So...we have Vanilla (age 5), Pumpkin pie (age 4), and Banana (18 months). They loved the food names.
Now on to quilting...
I am SO excited! My fabric arrived. I bought a ton of fabric for so many dofferbet quilts. I swear, buying fabric is addicting!! I absolutely adore the Missouri Star Quilt Company. They have such great fabric (for me...addicted to precuts). I love the tutorials and they have helped me so much. I designed the quilt for Vanilla and put it together. I think it is beautiful. I am lucky that she has great color tastes.
I will post pictures of the different fabric that I bought. I am so excited, but now I am unsure where I wanted to go. I really should start writing my ideas for certain fabrics down as I buy them. I have the backing fabric and I have no idea what quilt I ordered it for. I swear...I have the memory of Dori sometimes.
I am off to play with the different fabrics now! Talk to you soon with pictures! Tehehehe!
What do you think? Too male?
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I have forgotten so many things in the last 5 years as my kids have grown. They are the center of my world, but I have forgotten so many of the details that I swore I never would. So, blogging seems like a good place to start.
Thank you for reading my blog!