Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Quiltcation Day Two

Funny how when you plan things you just can't foresee what is going to happen.  I woke up yesterday with an extreme case of vertigo (dizziness) and as the day progressed it got worse.  Today I'm feeling like I am going to survive, although I'm still walking like I'm on a ship in high seas. :)

Yesterday I finished piecing the border for my X-Rated Schnibbles.  YAY!  This was a fun quilt to make and the fabric (Snug As A Bug by Melly and Me for Riley Blake) is so fun that I'm happy I have a few scraps left to work with for something else.

The day is early and I'm ready to get back into the sewing room.  We will see how far I make it today, hopefully another quilt top finished?!?!?  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

Monday, June 1, 2015

Quiltcation (a.k.a. Staycation)

This year instead of traveling we decided we needed a vacation at home to do the things we love to do and never have time for.  We all have our hobbies (my husband loves to work on old cars and my son never has time to play the video games he has collected) so we decided to spend a week together, but doing the things we each enjoy doing.  This has been very nice so far because our meals are spent talking about what we are working on and everyone is very relaxed, which isn't that the point of a vacation anyway?!?! :)

This quilt is for my niece who was born in January.  When I saw this pattern here called the One Block Quilt I knew it was the one for her.  I am using flannels because of course nine months out of the year it is cold in Minnesota, and I also wanted a little larger quilt because babies grow so quickly.  My plan is to get this quilted this week, and I am hoping to share something fun I'm using for the backing (we will see how it works before I share it with you).  I have a lot of applique to work on tonight for another quilt, and hopefully I will have more of that to show soon too. Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen