Saturday, July 30, 2022

Hello. What's Up?

 This will go down as my all time favorite quilt packaging (from Sarah Made)!  Plus it seemed like a fitting way to start this post.  I swear I'm not going to declare, hey, guys, I'm back!  Because it seems like every time I do, life goes hold my beer.  So how about a quick post about the things I've been up to and then I'll start sliding right back in to quilting posts.  I miss you guys!  

The package above I just had to have.  I found Sarah from Sarah Made on the Instagram and fell in LOVE with her Hello Summer quilt. So I did the only thing I could do and ordered the quilt kit (to make eventually).  I'll do a post about the fabric later, but if you have a chance check our her Hello Summer quilt here.

Since moving to my new position at work, things have been banana bonkers busy.  Working longer hours left little time for quilting.  I found myself picking up my original love...cross stitch.  

One thing I love about it is that it can be super portable.  So, between customers I can sneak in a little bit of creative time.  My obsession at the moment is the Mini Masterpieces by The Sitch Patterns on Etsy.  

How can you not love tiny versions of famous paintings??  I hope to display them in a mosaic frame in my office for a conversation piece.  I think I need a total of 24 so I'm almost half way there.

So what in the actual quilt have I been up to since June?  Well, I pieced a quilt.  My big thing now is to make things to display in my office, as I just mentioned.  As soon as I ran across Lo and Behold's Summer Pop Quilt, I knew I needed it to hang in my office next summer.

Bomb Pops are summer to me.  The traditional red white and blue.  I have the top pieced.

I found the cutiest print fabric to go with it.  Now to make a decision...use it as a backing or, use it as a backing and do a border?

I am 100% open to suggestions.  Please let me know what you think.

I also found time to piece a small baby quilt for a dear friend expecting a grandson.  I actually finished quilting it this week and will share finished pictures as soon as the rain stops and a proper photoshoot can happen.  

So this is me easing back into quilting.  Life looks so much different than it did a few years ago and I'm looking forward to sharing the quilts again.  I hope to open the UFO Busting Quilt party back up if anyone would be interested.  I'm seriously thinking about issuing a challenge to myself next year to not piece any quilts.  The challenge would be to spend an entire year quilting the piles of UFO's.  Crazy?  What do you think?



Sharon Kwilter said...

Wow, I love that popsicle border fabric. Where did you find it?

Gretchen Weaver said...

The popsicle quilt is really cute. I think all of us could spend a year finishing quilts. Happy stitching and hope life settles into a more even pace.

Kathleen said...

Nice to have you back! I love the fabric and think I would have to have it on the front, so I would do a border with it. UFO quilting would be great if I had a bunch of tops, but I don't. Well, that is not really true, but I am pretty good about finishing once I get the quilt to a flimsy stage. I haven't been sewing much so I now have 2 tops to be quilted and a 3rd nearly made so who knows.....

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