Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What's one more gonna hurt?

So, what do you do when you feel like you may have possibly bitten off more than you can chew project wise?  You join yet another QAL of course.  Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts, released her next quilt along on Friday, the MOD Bear Paw.


I've been excited for this one to start, but with a few secret projects going on and two other quilt alongs as well, would I really have time?  You never know till you give it a try...so with that being said, I picked out some fabrics and am happily waiting for the cutting instructions to be released this week.  I decided to go with the baby quilt size.


Not quite what you were expecting, huh?  Trust me, it all works out in my head.  I cannot do anything the easy way.  I have to mix things up a bit.

As for the other QAL's I'm participating in...Meadow Mystery is up to date.  Cheryl released the first set of piecing instructions last Thursday and I used this weekend to keep caught up on it.


I wasn't sure about the orange and blue together, until I pieced the blocks...I'm in love.

Next up is the Snowflake Shimmer QAL with Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.  I don't actually have any pictures of my progress, but let's just say I'm pretty close to a pieced top.  Maybe it will be a Friday finish?  I'm feeling pretty optimistic about that.

Now for a sort of secret sewing project.  My cousin contacted me a few weeks ago about making a quilt for her MIL for Christmas.  We discussed a possible pattern and both agreed on one.  I told her I would need a Jellyroll of fabric and if she would pick one out and have it mailed to me, I would get started on it.  I hadn't heard from her since, so I thought maybe, I was off the hook.  Then the other day, this showed up in my mailbox.


Looks like I need to get cracking.  How many more days till the jolly ol' fat man comes to town?  I'm kind of excited because it is a quilt I've wanted to make for a while now, but didn't really have a reason to.

Also arriving in my mailbox on the same day, was a surprise package from a very sweet quilting friend, Lisa from Sunlight in Winter Quilts.  I met Lisa last year during the New Bloggers Blog Hop.  We were even in the same hive together.  I've enjoyed getting to know her for over a year now and hope that someday I can meet her.  I cannot thank her enough for the sweet card and FQ's she randomly sent to me.  


The FQ's are from a LQS in her area.  I had commented on how beautiful they were when she had wrote about acquiring some for her stash.  She remembered that I commented on loving the lace look of the fabric and decided to send me some!  She even included a little something for Dave the Quilt Engineer as well.  She is the best.

And I would like to give one other shout out before I wrap things up.  This weekend concluded Lily Pad Quilting's 2016 Pets on Quilts party.


I look forward to his party every year.  I love seeing all the different animals striking poses on all the beautiful quilts.  I spend the entire year bribing my fur kids to do cute things.  While, Miss Caroline Kitty Cat Meow Meow, Princess of the Fuzzy Butts (her name seems to be getting longer every time I post) didn't win in her category (though I may have fibbed and lead her to believe she did), I was one of the randomly selected winners.  Thanks to Snoodles, Padsworth, DragonDrop and Fat Quarter Shop (not an affiliate link) for the wonderful gift certificate.  Make sure you watch for Pets on Quilts for next year.  Start taking pictures now!

And finally how about I close with an OMG for the month.  My OMG is to simply quilt something.  My poor Sweet Sixteen has been sitting idle since I finished my Heart Quilt for Pulse.  She desperately wants to be used.  I'm thinking it will be my round robin mini as soon as it makes it's way home.  Honestly, though, I just want to quilt something.  So hopefully that's not too vague of a goal.

I should probably stop writing and start sewing if I want to see some progress happening.  Please tell me I'm not the only one that likes to do this to themselves.  

  
Today I'm linking up with OMGMOD Bear Paw and Sunday Stash.

17 comments:

Sue said...

Tish! You must've caught QAL fever! I saw this QAL promoted and I admit to looking very hard at it for a very long time. i look forward to seeing your progress.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

You are not the only one who does this to yourself! In August I told myself I had to start saying, "no" to things... and I did. Twice. And I have since said yes again... 3 or 4 times. *gulp* And so it goes! I look forward to seeing how your WV Mountaineers inspired fabric pull works on Lorna's QAL. And I am really excited to see your Snowflake Shimmer quilt. Yay!!!

Gina said...

I can't fit in another quilt at the moment but I've a load of batiks that would look great made up as the bear quilt. I'll be saving the instructions for a later date

Lorna McMahon said...

Your fabric choices for the MOD Bear Paw have me intrigued, Tish. I can't wait to see if my guesses are correct. Looking forward to your Snowflake Shimmer quilt finish!!!

Dave S. said...

Good luck. I've lost my mojo for quilting

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Wow you've got a lot on your plate for sure, but who can resist that bear paw quilt? I have so far, but just barely. It is lovely and oh so cute.

Stitchin At Home said...

You are going to be one busy lady! Or maybe you have figured out how to add more hours to a day?

Lisa J. said...

Hi Tish: If you are doing the bear paw I just might have to myself....I don't have the fabric yet though. Thank you for your very sweet comments about me : ).

Preeti Harris said...

Well, Tish, this must be your lucky month!!! May be when you take on a lot, the universe decides to surprise you (pleasantly) with a little something (ahem, check my blog). Wishing you lots of luck as you tackle every project. Will be following your progress.
Hugs,
Preeti.

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh, you make me want to do this QAL so badly...I'm only doing one right now... Must. Not. But a baby size...hmm...Love your fabric choices, and that is just too cool the WV fabric?!!

Summer said...

Love your fabric choices! Very pretty♥hugs

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Rachel said...

Very interesting fabric pull for the bears. I'm looking forward to seeing your spin on it! That blue and orange in the Meadow Mystery look lovely together too! Good luck!

quiltnparty.com said...

What do you mean you weren't sure about orange and blue going together? Hello... Denver Broncos defending Super Bowl champions!!! I'm a little excited that football season is here. I think your Meadow Mystery is coming along nicely. I'm going to sew my blocks this weekend. I've done very well this year with not over committing but now that the end of the year is here I've signed up for a few more things than I planned. Oh well, the stress of a deadline gets us motivated.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Busy girl now .

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Your fabric choices will be refreshingly different. You do have a lot on though but you'll rise to the challenge

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I decided not to play along with Lorna's newest QAL. I keep getting sidetracked. I've got to focus on getting things finished.

Heidi said...

Sooo tempted by Lorna's QAL, yet again, will anyone ever slow that woman down?

I like your goal a lot. Vague perhaps, but when you haven't been using the machine you use for quilting (like my poor neglected Juki), it is a great goal just to get back at it!

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