Monday, February 17, 2014


First I want to give a huge Thank You to everyone who entered the Fat Quarter Shop Giveaway! It was so fun seeing which fabric collections everyone is excited about :) And without further ado, the winner of the Color ME Happy Layer Cake is......

  Anita Kropf!

I sent you an email Anita, and your prize will be headed your way soon!

Onto the business of the day! I am getting so close to finishing up my sisters quilt, and I can see the light at the end of the straight line quilting tunnel! I never realized just how long it would take to quilt this thing with straight lines that are roughly 0.5" to 0.75" apart. But despite the amount of time it is taking, I am really enjoying the texture it is creating.

Just look at that texture! I apologize for the instagram pictures :( I can't find my camera anywhere! Hopefully I find it soon so I can take pictures of this puppy when it's done.

You can kinda see in the left hand side of this picture that I was 50% done with quilting it at this point in time. Also W was fascinated by all the pins in the quilt :) It looks like he was helping me baste... if only lol

I love that he is so excited by helping me sew. He loves to hit the button on my machine to auto cut the thread, and is amazed by the bobbin winding process :)

I am so looking forward to getting this item crossed off my massive WIP list! My amazing friend Kristan and I are holding each other accountable and not letting either of us start something new until we clear things off our WIP lists.

So here is where my Master List sits as of today:

Tops that Need Quilting:

  • Marcelle Medallion
  • Winterbound
  • Shining Stars BOM
  • Animal Print Disappearing 9 Patch
  • Color Workshop Mini   Done! just need to blog about it.
  • Blue Jean Picnic Blanket

Quilting in Progress:
  • Emily's Quilt (Lucky Stars BOM) - almost time for binding!

Garments in Progress:
  • Kat Colorblocked Dress
  • W's Pajamas
  • Mom's Skirts
  • AMH Pajamas
  • W's Birth Facts Sampler - Done! need to blog
  • Thomas Kincaid Pinocchio Mini
  • Disney World Authentic Mickey Mouse Kit
Tops Needing to be Pieced:
  • Sister's 10 BOM
  • Advent Calendar 
  • Scrappy Trip Bee - on the verge of being abandoned
  • Market Tote from Liberty Love - need to make 44 more hexies
  • Emily's Bag 
So there it is! I've crossed off 2 things and am almost done with a 3rd. I have to say having this list out for the world to see is really helping me keep on track and not start more things than I finish. My quilty ADHD is slowly but surely being tamed :)

I hope y'all are having a great week! I'm off to finish more WIPs. 


  1. Thank you! Love your sister's's gorgeous! The quilting is lovely too!

    1. Thank you so much! I finished it last night and I can't wait to give it to her.

  2. That's so awesome that he enjoys helping you!! I LOVE the snapshot of the two of you at the sewing machine together!! Priceless :)

  3. You have an adorable helper! And yea for seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Best, Kate

  4. One of the first things that attracted me to the Lucky Stars QAL was the straight-line quilting on the sample. Yours is really looking great. I am still trying to decided if I want to embark on the time consuming and pretty boring exercise of straight lines, but I really, really do like the look. My top is still waiting for me to decide.


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