Thursday, April 30, 2015


I know that this never happens to you...but I have had to re-piece my blocks several times today. It is like my brain is not functioning in a way that lets me see the directions my blocks need to be. I think this is showing me that I really need to do something that doesn't require me to pay a lot of attention.

Work is insane right now...and I have a do three things at a seam. LOL. It means that I can't actually pay that much attention to what I am doing. LOL.

OK. Just a little mini rant.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bento Boxes...

I got great ideas from your comments.

I will be starting my Sweetie-Bears Pink Elephant quilt soon.

However, I was cleaning and I stumbled across my Bento Box ugly quilt. I didn't realize HOW much I had done on this quilt. I only have 5 strips left to cut and sew together. So....I am going to go for it to finish this one.

Here are some pictures. I am totally going to go for an easy finish here.

I am using a pattern, but it no longer exists as a tutorial on the website that I got it from. I hope that the author is writing a book. She is very good at patterns and clarity.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Lots of projects in the works....

I am at that place where I am overwhelmed by my unfinished projects.

I know that this is a place that many quilters find themselves, but I have to say that I am frustrated with it. Here is what I have "in-progress" at the moment:

  1.  Pinwheel quilt for the Mad (my niece)- Issue - I cut the border fabric wrong and have to fix it. This has kept me away from it for a while because I am just not in the mood to feel lame for hours while I chain-piece 300 small strips back together. DOH! Oh...I could start from scratch and use the mistake for something else...
  2. Sister came to visit - I started a quilt when my sister came to visit, but now I have lost interest. I have no actual plan for the quilt. I am just sewing things together a bit randomly, but I like it so far. I just haven't gotten back to it.
  3. Giant Moose Stars - While visiting my parents a year ago, my daughters tore their comforter. My dad said I could just make them a quilt to replace it...and picked out some moose/leave fabric. I have been using the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial on the giant stars for that...and I am at step 2. It is currently staring at me and mocking.
  4. The 4 year caterpillar - I bought the fabric to make my baby niece a is adorable. It is the "Very Hungry Caterpillar" in quilt form. I have pieced the entire quilt and I have the backing (with batting) pinned temporarily together. I simply need to bast it and quilt it. I even have the binding made. And....I got bored. My niece is going on 4 years old now. 
  5. Bento Box Car Quilt - I am halfway through piecing this quilt. It is super cheap fabric and was mostly a place to simply practice my skills. Doh.
  6. My Baby's Pink Elephant Quilt - My sweetie bear deserves a quilt. I bought the fabric for it when I was 8 months pregnant. She has just turned 15 months old and the fabric still hasn't been cut. 
  7. Random blues and yellows kit - I started a kit that I bought years ago. I got through the first step and then just...stopped. 
I don't know what to do...and so I do nothing. It is like I have too much to do and I simply can't decide. I need a plan. I need to get things in order and simply finish things. I always wanted quilting to be an organic process but I have let the UFO's get away from me and now I need to crack down.

Okay....rant over.
Sister Came to Visit Quilt
Stacked and ignored for now. 
The MOCKING Giant Moose
Stars quilt...staring at me. Do you see the mocking?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Back in the Sewing Saddle


I am so sorry that I disappeared on you for a year. I went and had a baby. Now, I have FOUR beautiful daughters. They have filled my world for the last year and I haven't had any time to sew or be creative. I had time for diapers...dinner...homework...and naps. I am also still working full I have been jam packed.

Now that my littlest bear is 15 months old...I am able to return to my sewing table.

I hope to be able to post pictures and things that I am working on. I also hope to get back to podcasting - but that is something I have to prepare for with a microphone and such.

My Sweetie Bear climbed up to her table to get on her toy. LOL. I snapped a picture and then grabbed her to safety. :)

Spring has FINALLY come and my front yard is saying hello.