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Princeton Jct./West Windsor, New Jersey, United States
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mom of 3 super adult kids. I happily taught preschool for 25 years and now spend much of my time indulging in my "Quilty Pleasures."

Monday, April 14, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of April 7, 2014
(in review)

1.  Finish hand tacking the binding on 
Ryder's Big Boy Bed quilt.

Ryder's quilt is finished and it has been delivered.




I am very happy with the way it turned out.  His furniture should be delivered any day and then he will be able to sleep under it for the very first time.

I think I am more excited then he is.


2.  Work on a few blocks for the 
Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

Here are a few more of the blocks I am making for this quilt:








3.  Work on the March block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.




The directions for this block called for paper-piecing but I decided to use my Deb Tucker Spotlight specialty ruler.  I am pleased with the results.


4.  Work on the ninth and tenth lessons for
The Quilting Gallery.







5.  Prepare a backing for the Four-Patch Stacked Posies quilt top that I recently finished piecing.

The backing has been prepared and this quilt has been added to the Git-R-Done! list.


6.  Bind the "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt" that I recently finished quilting.

I have attached this quilt binding by machine and it is ready to be hand tacked.


7.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

Here are four of the sixty blocks I have finished so far:



I have 24 more blocks to make.



8.  Work on some of the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt along blocks.




I made twelve diamond blocks.

I took a picture of one of the blocks in gray tone to see how the light and dark fabrics played off of one another.



I was happy to see as much contrast as I did.


9. Work on the March and April Globetrotting blocks sponsored by Pat Sloan.



 Chicago




San Juan



10. Work on the March and April Aurifil 
quilt-along blocks.









11.  Work on the March and April Tell It to the Stars quilt along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

I was only able to finish the March block in both colorways:






12.  Work on the March and April blocks for
Wishes Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

No progress.


13.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.

No progress.


14.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.


15.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

I finished one top and did a little work on the second top.


16.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.

No progress.


17.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

No progress.


18.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Teal & White Delight
*Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

I was only able to work on Majestic Mountains.



19.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class.

I attended the Saturday Sampler class this past weekend.  This was the last class until the fall when we will start a new quilt.


20.  Spend a few days with my grandson, Ryder.


We had a lot of fun at library class.  Ryder listened attentively to the librarian as she read a story about butterflies.  Then he made a great hand print butterfly.


He especially loved music time and making new friends.

After library class we went to the park to play on the playground and see the animals.  His favorite animals are the pigs and the peacocks.


We were so lucky to see one of the peacocks strut his stuff!



The Week of April 14, 2014

1.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.

2.  Work on four blocks for the Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

3.  Work on the last block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.


4.  Work on the 11th lesson for
The Quilting Gallery.
5.  Begin cutting fabric for the Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients sponsored by Heather Spence Designs.

6.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

7.  Work on thirteen Saw Tooth Star blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.

8.  Work on the April Tell It to the Stars quilt-along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

9.  Work on the March and April blocks for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

10.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.

11.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.

12.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

13.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

14.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

  15.  Make a quilt for our soon-to-be-born grandson.

16.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings .

17.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Teal & White Delight
Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

18.  Attend a special session for Quilts for Kids.

  19.  Celebrate both of my wonderful son's birthdays and Easter.

20.  Spend a few days with my grandson, Ryder.


Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn



Monday, April 7, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

We had a wonderful day on Sunday at Citi Field in Queens, NY cheering on the NY Mets.



Thanks to my son, Kyle, we sat six rows behind home plate in the Delta Gold section.  They were wonderful seats with all food included.  



Ryder enjoyed himself immensely.  He especially liked the fruit and the vanilla shake from Shake Shack.




Whoa!  Mr. Met is really big!!!





The Week of March 31, 2014
(in review)

1.  Continue to work on Ryder's Big Boy Bed quilt.

I have made tremendous progress on Ryder's quilt.  I was able to reload it on Annie and fix the puffy places.




Before




After



 Many thanks to my blog reader, Lorna,
 of Sew Fresh Quilts for the suggestion.  I am currently hand stitching the binding.  I will post pictures next week when the binding is done.

2.  Work on a few blocks for the 
Layer Cake Sampler quilt along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

Here are a few more blocks:












3.  Work on the ninth lesson for
The Quilting Gallery.

No progress.



4.  Prepare a backing for the Four-Patch Stacked Posies quilt top that I recently finished piecing.

No progress.





5.  Bind the "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt" that I recently finished quilting.

No progress.



6.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

No progress.


7.  Work on some of the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt along blocks.

No progress.


8. Work on the March Globetrotting block sponsored by Pat Sloan.

No progress.


9. Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.

No progress.


10.  Work on the March Tell It to the Stars quilt along block sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

No progress.


11.  Work on the March block for
Wishes Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

No progress.


12.  Work on the March block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.

No progress.


13.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.

No progress.



14.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.


15.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

I did a little work on my quilts at the workshop.




16.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.

No progress.


17.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

No progress.


18.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

*Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
*Teal & White Delight
*Majestic Mountains
*Seashore Memories

Just a little progress.  No finishes yet.



19.  Attend the Quilt for Kids workshop at PQW.


We were able to finish 31 quilts this month.  Unfortunately, none by me.  :(


20..  Spend a day with my grandson, Ryder.

I was fortunate to be able to spend a day with Ryder during the week as well as our trip to the baseball game.

As anyone can see, I have not been completing much on my lists lately.  I just seem to roll over the list from week to week. I am now nine months behind in my quilting on Annie.  UGH!!

I need to get busy and stop slacking off...haha!



The Week of April 7, 2014


1.  Finish hand tacking the binding on 
Ryder's Big Boy Bed quilt.

2.  Work on a few blocks for the 
Layer Cake Sampler quilt along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

3.  Work on the March block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.


4.  Work on the ninth and tenth lessons for
The Quilting Gallery.

5.  Prepare a backing for the Four-Patch Stacked Posies quilt top that I recently finished piecing.

6.  Bind the "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt" that I recently finished quilting.

7.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

8.  Work on some of the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt along blocks.

9. Work on the March and April Globetrotting blocks sponsored by Pat Sloan.

10. Work on the March and April Aurifil 
quilt-along blocks.

11.  Work on the March and April Tell It to the Stars quilt along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

12.  Work on the March and April blocks for
Wishes Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

13.  Continue to work on my New York Beauty quilt.

14.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

15.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

16.  Start working on an Advent calendar for Ryder and his soon to be born baby brother.

17.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

18.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Teal & White Delight
Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

19.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class.

20.  Spend a few days with my grandson, Ryder.





Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching!!!

Sharyn