Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Weekend rewind

Yes, I do realize that most people no longer own anything with a rewind button.  I also realize the weekend was officially over as of yesterday morning, but this week is already going by so quickly I am barely able to wrap my head around it being Tuesday. And while we are talking about this week flying by, be sure you enter the fabric giveaway before I shut things down in just a few days!

One of the bad things about the week moving so quickly is that I haven't had time to plug in my camera (with 200+ photos from the last few days) into the computer and get them ready to go up here.  I have, however, had time to take a few quick shots with my phone (soooo not the same; I know). 

I finished all 6 sets of the quilt blocks for my sister's quilt with the Parisville and Kona solids fabrics.  I am using the Mod Sampler quilt pattern from Elizabeth Hartman, and so far I. love. this. quilt. I think if she didn't know I am making it for her, I would keep the quilt for myself and send my sister something else!  

{A quick word on the pattern: It's easy. And fun. Because you make 6 different sets of blocks it's great for setting up a mini-assembly line while piecing, but there's enough variety to keep it from being monotonous.}

Now that the piecing is finished, I am slightly intimidated to start the next steps of putting together the quilt top and then doing the actual quilting.  Also I will need to mop my kitchen floor before attempting to make the quilt sandwich. You wouldn't make a sandwich on a dirty plate, would you?  Can I just say I swept that floor FIVE times over the weekend. And it's still dirty.  How does that happen?!

Not that you wanted to know about how dirty my floors are (but now you do). This is one of the main reasons. 

The girl loves to throw things...especially her food.  I think I'll keep her though, dirt and all. 
{yes. we were at IHOP. I let them clean up after her for one meal.  And yes. It was in response to a pregnancy craving...who else serves pancakes at 6pm on a Sunday??}

I hope you all had a great weekend and got some work done--maybe even a little mopping. 



  1. The quilt looks lovely!

    I have the same problem with my floors - an adorable little girl who likes to throw food overboard :) I broke down and bought a "splat mat" to help combat the problem: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65535989/oilcloth-splat-mats-craft-mat-table

  2. Oh gosh, that is so lovely!! I can't wait to see the whole quilt top!

  3. So cute (child and quilt!) anyway Hi I'm new to your blog!. Kx


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