Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cool New Site

I came across a site that lists Quilt blogs.  I joined a while ago, but have yet to link back.  For some reason my computer dosn't like to view blogs after 2 tries.  Meaning I read 2 blogs and then it loses the connection or something and I can't access any more for a while...weird!

Check it out, plenty of blogs to read!

Friday, January 20, 2012



I mailed off my AAQI quilts.  I still have to trim the other one, I guess I'll send it with the next batch ;)

Bigger news...
I was called for an interview today, of course I missed the call I was subbing today, for a math position.  First call in almost 4 years of looking!  Hopefully when I call back Monday morning I won't be too late!  Keep your fingers crossed.


Friday, January 13, 2012


I am happy to report that I just registered 4 quilts for AAQI and one from a fellow guild member, she gave me the quilt in October and I just registered it !

I had another quilt to register.  It is really cute.  But when I sat down to measure it.... it was tooo big, by an inch.

Moral of the story:  Measure your AAQI quilt before you put the binding on it, otherwise you have to undo it and rebind.

I hate binding.


Happy Quilting

Saturday, January 7, 2012

AAQI Finish

I added the alphabet beads to the crazy lady quilt.  I need a better title than that!

I finished another UFO for AAQI.  I made the top a few years ago.  I love the quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert.  If you don't know who she is check her out here

Now my little quilt looks nothing like a Fallert quilt, but hers were the inspiration for it.  I wanted to make something that had movement and was pieced.  So I made a paper pieced pattern and this was the result:

The center of mine is a little "bunched".  It's not as smooth as I had wanted, but it looks OK.  I still hate curves, inset pieces, and flying geese!   It was a learning experiences.

Two UFOs completed for AAQI 3 left

Happy Quilting

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I couldn't resist sewing yesterday.  So I dug in my stash of AAQI tops I made last year and found one I could quilt by hand while I sat with my sick wee one.

It turned out pretty cool.

I think I need to add something in the lower left hand corner.  Sweetie Pie disagrees.  I like the letter  beads spelling out:
"I'm Late  I'm Late".  It doesn't show up much....

What do you think?

Happy Quilting

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Year...

It's a new year.....2012.

I'm still here I promise.  I have not had time to sew.  I have a non sewing project that has kept me very busy and will until Spring.  But it's a good thing.

I will still be making small quilts for AAQI.  I'm not giving that up.  I took the $1000 pledge last year, and I'm about half way there.

Today would be a great day to sew, it's freezing outside.  Unfortunately, I'm home with a sick wee one  ;(  we've had a stomach bug visit us for New Years.  I can't even blame school for this one!

Happy New Year all and Happy Quilting!