Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stacks of stars

Hello!  It's WIP Wednesday once again!!  Wow, how the summer has flown by!

This week finds me moving college boy into his dorm, helping helping high school boy adjust to his first full week as a freshman in high school, and I'm also working on turning these stacks of stars into a quilt top!

Wish me luck!

These are for my Summer Sparkle Quilt designed by Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced on this WIP Wednesday!

What are you up to this week?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

W, X, Y and Z

It was kind of a mad dash at the end, but I was able to put the finishing touches on my alphabet quilt this week.

Just in time too!

The baby arrived a little early, and school began this week, so I was putting the pedal to the metal to get it finished!

If you remember from my last post, the baby's parents are both English teachers, so an ABC quilt was very appropriate.  

And I was successful in getting the blocks in the right order, although I did have my helpers make absolutely sure.

It was kind of a relief not to have to figure out where I was going to put each block just before I sewed the quilt top together.

The block placement was definitely set by that time!  There was no changing my mind, unless I wanted to remake blocks.

And I didn't want to do that.

These were half the size as the original Moda Spell It With Fabric pattern.

I'm pleased with the results!

And I have some pictures of our monarch caterpillar friends that have found their way to our milkweed.

Every year we watch them get bigger and then change into butterflies, and this year is no exception.

This year we have had a more difficult time tracking them down right before they make their chrysalis.

I guess these guys are good at staying hidden!

Thanks for sticking with me during my slow blogging summer.

I'm going to get the pictures of the ABC quilt with it quilted and bound off the camera soon, then I'll be back to share them.

Maybe now that we're back to our school routine, I'll find more time to blog and comment!

I hope so!  I miss staying in touch.