Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Back at It: WIP Wednesday

Oh hey there! Long time no see! Sorry about being MIA for so long, but I have been so drained from our move and getting settled that I needed a bloggy break for a little while. So after some rest & relaxation, and a grownups trip to go float the river, I finally have started to get back into the swing of things. Plus my gnarly sunburn from floating the river has me house bound until I feel like putting on something other than pajamas :)

 Most recently I have been working on my Deep in the Heart of Texas QAL. I am really glad that I cut into my FQ bundle of Dowry by Anna Maria Horner because this baby is looking fantastic!

Here are my progress pictures from instagram

I ordered my background fabric from my awesome friend Kristan's shop, and I am picking it up from her on Friday. It's awesome having a local friend who has a fabric shop. If y'all are looking for Arizona by April Rhodes she has some!

Anyway, I digress, there is still time if you are interested in joining the QAL. Tomorrow we are getting the block for Midland/Odessa from Donna at Donna's Lavender Nest. And I am putting the finishing touches on the block for College Station that I will be sharing on the 17th of July!


I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer, and I am planning on not being so sparse anymore :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Deep in the Heart of Texas Roadtrip QAL

Did you know that if you save a blog post as a draft it wont automatically post when you want it to. Well that's what happened to this post lol. I planned on it going up last week, but I had a brain fart and thought I scheduled it when i hadn't. Better late than never though!! 

So I am really excited to be a part of the first ever Deep in the Heart of Texas Roadtrip QAL! It is being organized by two fantastic ladies, Cristina (from Pretty Little Quilts) and Melissa (from My Fabric Relish). On the roadtrip, Myself and other bloggers from various Texas cities will be showing you how to make a Texas Quilt. At each city you stop at you'll learn how to make a block designed for that city, learn some fun stuff about the area, and you'll get a chance to win some awesome prizes!!!

For the QAL, we will divide Texas into four different quadrants, and the pattern for the first quadrant will be available 1 June (find it here). And then on June 2 we will stop at our first city--Dallas. The Roadtrip will continue through August, and there will be link-ups along the way, and in August we'll have our final link-up and Quilt Parade and a chance to win even more prizes!!

Here's a schedule of the stops along the way--

June 2 - Dallas - Ashley at Urban Spools
June 5 - Tyler - Colleen guest blogger at Pretty Little Quilts
June 12 - Fort Worth - Lindsey and Jodie at Fort Worth Fabric Studio
June 16 - Amarillo - Aoife at thREDhead
June 19 - Lubbock - Jada (guest blogger) at My Fabric Relish
June 23 - El Paso - Jennie at Porch Swing Quilts
June 26 - Midland/Odessa - Donna at Donna's Lavender Nest
June 30 - Big Bend - Cristina at Pretty Little Quilts
July 7 - Houston - Teresa at Third Floor Quilts
July 10 - Beaumont - Taryn at Pixels to Patchwork
July 14 - Austin - Amanda at What the Bobbin
July 17 - College Station - Hilary- Me :) - at Young Texan Mama
July 21 - San Antonio - Ellyn at Ellyn's Place
July 24 - Hill Country - Lissa at Moda Fabrics
July 28 - Rio Grande Valley - Melissa at My Fabric Relish

The first two blocks for Dallas and Tyler are really cool, and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with!!

If you join along, don't forget to add your pictures to the Flickr group! I can't wait to see what everyone makes!!