Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Podcast problems

Well....I have reached my podcast bandwidth limt this month. Wow! I love that people are listening, but it means that I can't upload as many podcasts. :( It looks like I can only do two podcasts a month, instead of four. Perhaps I will upgrade my account.

Super bummer.

So much to say about my new sewing machine. And Pumpkin's quilt....the cutting continues. More and more....cutting. Gave myself a blister on my finger from the cutting.

Pictures to come...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Podcast 7 is available!

Please come check out my latest podcast. All about this weekend and the insanity that has taken over my life. :) Vanilla getting sick....my sewing machine breaking....and my realization about my kids. I came to see that I need to make time...one on one....with each of my babies just to talk. I need to put the small stuff behind me and just enjoy them. The dishes will eventually get done. The beds might even get made....but they are the light of my life and I need to find the time to bask in that light. :)

Hope you are having a fabulous day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


My zigzag quilting on the borders. I basted these to keep them together before I quilted them.
Here is one of the light yellow border I am working on for Pumpkin's quilt. I added a line of stitches to one side so that I can cut/rag the side of the border for the outside of the quilt. I wanted a larger rag, so I quilted an inch in from the side.

Finishing up Pumpkin's quilt

Piecing together  four blocks into rows.
All of the blocks sewn together. 14 rows by 15. I LOVE that it is already quilted.

Worked very quickly to put together my 49 four blocks into seven rows. It only took me two hours to piece together the rows and then sew them together. I had held out seven two blocks, so that I could make my last row. I was amazed at how fast everything came together. I think it is looking so cute! However, I still have to do the borders. Haven't decided how to quilt the border yet. It needs to be prequilted before I attach it to the quilt.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Podcast 6 is now available!

Putting together my four blocks for the rag quilt. So hard to remember - HALF INCH SEAMS!

I can do it! I can make the seams half an inch! Looking for  a way to chain piece....

Vanilla and her first diorama. I explain about this in the podcast.

In this podcast, I talk a lot about my trip to Leavenworth, and the adorable quilt store that I fell in love with there. Here is the link to the bed and breakfast, that has a quilt store inside! Check out her website at http://www.quiltersheaven.com/dees.html. The store is 5000 times better than the website. I am looking to start her Block of the Month for Strawberry Hill. I hope it is still available. :)

Happy Quilting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Too sick

So...I am officially too sick to podcast presently. I sound like my head is completely stuffed. Have several ideas for my podcast...which will be recorded (hopefully) later this week. Sorry!