Dec 14, 2015

Not enough time!

To say I've been busy lately is an understatement!
I just arrived back from visiting family in Florida and Utah for three weeks, and my daughter and her two little children drove to California to visit us 2 days later.
What a wonderful time we've been having together!
We saw the sights in San Francisco :)
Saturday, my husband was scribe for 5 year old Maisie as she told him what she wanted to do for the day.
We completed everything on her checklist!

I was making the "dwell" quilt by Camille Roskelley, before all my travels and adventures.
I laid the blocks on the floor and took a black and white photo to make sure the contrast in the colors was pleasing to the eye.
I think it looks pretty good.

These are the blocks in living color!
There is sashing between all the blocks, and I added 9 extra blocks to the quilt.

I'm also working on a quilt from the magazine Love Patchwork and Quilting.
I thought it was a pretty simple pattern, but the cutting was so time consuming!

I love the low volume prints, especially the text ones :)
I really think they add a lot of interest.

I just have to sew the rows together, and will machine quilt a radiating circular pattern.
It will be my first time, but I bought one of Jacquie Gehring's Craftsy classes on machine quilting with your walking foot.
It was well worth the money, I highly recommend her classes!

Hopefully I can show you my completed "Dwell" quilt next week.
Wish me luck, I'll be sewing like one of Santa's busy elves!

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  1. Your projects look lovely. A lot of work, but well worth it in the end. Glad you had such a wonderful trip!

  2. That's such a good idea to take a black and white photo!! I sometimes take a photo of my blocks... For some reason it helps me see things better. Weird. Lol!