Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flimsy Finish

See what I got in the mail?! I suppose it doesn't look that exciting -- just some (somewhat) boring solids. I'm so excited, though, because I can finally make the back for . . .
Sparkle Punch Quilt made from Ruby, by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I think I'm in love! (I don't know what blogger's problem is, but I cannot make the changes I want to so the link is separate. Sorry!)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Farmer's Wife catch-up

I have not worked on these in quite some time. I know the Farmer's Wife girls took a sabbatical in December and January, but I took a MUCH longer break than that. I don't know why I have 18 of one quilt and 19 of the other. I'll have to rectify that. But anyway, I just recently made 6 more blocks for each, so I'm closer. I think the others have 56 done. Hm. I DO like a challenge. I can catch up.
Top quilt is made with fabrics from It's a Hoot by Momo for Moda. Bottom quilt is made with mostly Whimsy by Fig Tree for Moda with a few assorted scraps from other lines thrown in.
Don't ask me why I decided to make two quilts. I guess I really love the idea of all these different blocks. I've decided that after I finish these quilts (in another year, likely), I'm going to do a Dear Jane quilt. I am making myself wait so I'll actually finish these. Are you a Farmer's Wife? Are you caught up or behind (like me)?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I went to the woods . . .

I recently looked at my blog and realized that it has been since the end of October that I last blogged. I didn't give any explanation, but I'll tell you why now. We moved to the woods. My husband took a job in Connecticut last September, but the kids and I didn't join him until right before Christmas. So instead of blogging in November and December, I was packing. Nine people have a LOT of stuff - especially if one of them is a quilter, scrapbooker, knitter, and all-around crafter. THAT one had the most stuff. Sheesh.
Anyway, because we moved to the woods, it has taken just a bit of time to get the internet back up. I guess I could have blogged at least this explanation at the library, but it has taken us some time to settle in here too. So, now I'm back. Lest you think I have not been sewing, here are a couple of pictures of the two butterfly quilts I finished for my sister's little girls. I actually finished them in time for Christmas but am just blogging about them now.
Yes, they're two different quilts -- one with a pink back, one with a yellow back. I made the tops a LONG time ago for MY two girls, never finished them -- a familiar story, no? Luckily, my sister has two little girls, and luckily she liked the quilt tops. So nice to have older WIPs get finished and have nice homes.
Unfortunately, since I was busy trying to move, I didn't take very good pictures. This is it. These two. I now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging. And hopefully, I will be back to being part of the regular schedule! Here's hoping life doesn't get in the way of my blogging and quilting. ;)