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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."

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (Chicken Scratch, Hugs & Kisses, Easy Braid Table Runner)

Show & Tell Tuesday


Today I am sharing some table runners. 

Chicken Scratch
  I made Chicken Scratch from a border fabric using the
I have made a variety of table runners using this same pattern.

This table runner was made in 2014 and it measures 
15" X 55".


Hugs & Kisses

Hugs & Kisses was made from a pattern called 
Double Four Patch Runner by Graywood Designs.

As you can tell, I altered the pattern slightly to make it work for the look I wanted.

I use this table runner to decorate during the month of February.


I made this table runner in 2015 and it measures 
17" X 50".


Easy Braid Table Runner

I made this table runner in 2013 from a pattern called

It is a "Quilt as you Go" pattern.  I have seen this table runner done in MANY different fabrics, often to correspond to a specific holiday.  I have only made one of this pattern so far. 




 I made it in colors to coordinate with my kitchen colors.  This table runner measures 15" X 51".





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

Sharyn

Monday, January 25, 2016

Make-A-List Monday January/February

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, 
Let it Snow!

Our backyard in this winter wonderland.  
So Pretty!



 My wonderful husband shoveling lots and lots of snow!



Our little pond fisher-boy needs to be rescued.



January
(in review)

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons 
Logan-in-the-Box


 Logan catching butterflies



 We love to play "I Spy with my Little Eye" at the library with all the DVD boxes.



 Logan making friends



 Ryder going rollerblading in the warm house



 The boys patiently waiting for music class to begin




 Anything can be an instrument - even cake pans



 Down Brody.  This is my dinner.  Don't be a BOOGLE!



 Ryder loves the bunny that Ricky helped him win.



 Logan feeling "under-the-weather"



Feeling MUCH better!


 Hi everybody!  Ryder and Logan love playing at Gymboree



 Quite a masterpiece, Ryder!



 Oh my...Look at all that SNOW!



 Such a beautiful smile!



 Logan is not sure if he likes this stuff called snow



 Ryder helping with the shoveling



 "What is all this white stuff, Daddy?"



 Shoveling is hard work!



 A job well done!



 Snow ice cream




We like playing with snow inside the warm house.


2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works


Our QFK quilting group made over 30 quilts this month.  I made two of the quilts in these piles.


3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.

This was the first session for the new Saturday Sampler at PQW.  These were the smaller versions of the four quilt color ways this year.  I was undecided at first if I would even participate this year but when I saw the samples I fell in love with this quilt:

It is made with Kaffe Fassett fabric.  I especially loved the background fabric.  I am very excited to see the larger version using this fabric line.  



This is my first 10" block.  I really like it.  I have never used Kaffe fabric before although I have admired it for years.


4.  Celebrate my DMIL's 80th birthday.

We started the day by attending Worship at my DMIL's church.

Then we had lunch at a local restaurant. 
 DMIL's choice - FRIENDLY'S!






5.  Make Valentine's Day pillowcases for my little guys.





6.  Complete Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt Allietare




7.  Make Christmas Stockings for Kyle and Heather for Christmas 2016




8.  Decide on the 2016 Block of the Month projects I will do.

I found SOOOO many BOM projects that I would like to do this year.  So many that I couldn't choose just a few.  I've decided to print the directions for a variety of projects, but not start any right now.  

No progress on any of the following projects:

9.  Spend some time this month prepping scrap fabrics to add to my Quiltville Scrap User's System

10.  December block for Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous

11.  Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs

12.  October, November and December blocks for the
Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month

13.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

14.  De-Bone some men's cotton shirts into usable quilting fabric 

15.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners

16.  Lucky Stars

17.  Grandmother's Fan

18.  Just Takes 2

19.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

20.  Crumb Quilt

21.  Zippy Strippy Bags

22.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

23.  A Quilt for Chase

24.  Work on the following
 BRODY/RYDER/LOGAN Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Radio Way - Basic Gray
Serene Strips - Summer 
Serene Strips - Fall

The lack of progress on these projects is the reason I have decided to not start any new BOM's.



I wanted to share this picture because I like it...
No other reason :)



February

1.  Spend quality time with my special grandsons 

2.  Piece, quilt, bind and label at least one "Quilts for Kids" quilt.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at Pennington Quilt Works

3.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.

4.  Celebrate my DH's Half Birthday & Valentine's Day.

5.  Go out to dinner with some Dear Friends.

6.  Attend my son's Super Bowl party.

7.  Make St. Patrick's Day pillowcases for
 Ryder & Logan

8.  Spend some time this month prepping scrap fabrics to add to my Quiltville Scrap User's System

9.  December block for Calypso Kaleidoscope by Quilt Addicts Anonymous

10.  Arcadia Avenue Quilt Along sponsored by Sassafras Lane Designs

11.  October, November and December blocks for the
Quilt Doodle Designs 2013 Block of the Month

12.  Julie Herman's Toes in the Sand quilt

13.  De-Bone some men's cotton shirts into usable quilting fabric 

14.  PQW 2013-14 Saturday Sampler - Cutting Corners

15.  Lucky Stars

16.  Grandmother's Fan

17.  Just Takes 2

18.  Quilt Square Quilt Along

19.  Crumb Quilt

20.  Zippy Strippy Bags

21.  PQW 2014-15 Saturday Sampler  

22.  A Quilt for Chase

23.  Work on the following 
BRODY/RYDER/LOGAN Projects:

Civil War Tribute
Radio Way - Basic Gray
Serene Strips - Summer 
Serene Strips - Fall

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

Sharyn

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Show & Tell Tuesday (Baker's Dozen & Hazel Ilene)

Show & Tell Tuesday


Baker's Dozen

Charlotte Humphrey designed this quilt in 2004 and distributed the pattern through Painted Pony 'n Quilts in 
La Porte, TX.  It was offered as a Block of the Month at 
The Village Quilter in Mt. Holly, NJ.  




I made my Baker's Dozen quilt in all Batik fabric.




I completed this quilt in 2012 and it measures
77" X 77".


Hazel Ilene

On September 19, 1936, Hazel Ilene Hyde was born.  She was the first child of 
Lavern and Mildred (Rector) Hyde.  On Christmas Eve, in 1950, Hazel received a little red 5-year diary which, for the next few years, she faithfully wrote in every day.

Shelly Pagliai of Prairie Moon Quilts is the daughter of 
Hazel Ilene.  She transcribed Hazel's diary on her blog
The Life of Hazel Ilene in 2010.  As I read this transcription,
 I was offered a peek into the life of a 1950's rural farm girl as she wends her way through high school toward graduation and married life.  

Each day's diary entry was followed by instructions for making quilt blocks, one step a day for 365 days.  I followed this quilt-along and at the end of the year I had a completed quilt top.



My Hazel Ilene quilt was completed in 2011 and it measures 67" X 82"

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

Sharyn