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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, August 26, 2013

Make-A-List Monday

I am totally frustrated with my computer.  This is the third time I have written this post. 




 For some reason every time I try to write a post or update a page it disappears. 


 My daughter says it has to be there somewhere but for the life of me I can't find any of it.   


I am seriously considering switching to a MAC.  I do worry that it will be hard to learn or that I will lose all the documents and pictures I have stored on the computer I currently use.  


In the mean time, here is a look back at my list from last week...I hope :) 


The Week of August 19, 2013
(in review)

1.  Cut up a pile of scraps into my Scrap Users System.


All the scraps I've made in the last few weeks have been cut up and added to my Scrap Users System.  I've cut 3 1/2" strips, 2 1/2" strips, 2" strips and 1 1/2" strips.  I've also cut 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 5" squares.

2.  Make the next block for the Byrne Sewing Connection 2013
 $5 block quilt.


3.  Work on Lesson 9 for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.



4.  Spend a day with little Ryder. 

Ryder and I had a wonderful day.  We went to Gymboree and the park.

I forgot to take pictures so I've recycled one from a few months ago.



5.  Work on hand piecing two blocks for Skill Builder Block of the Month
sponsored by Alyssa Lichner of Pile O' Fabric.  



Here is one of the blocks before it is squared down.



Here it is all squared down to a perfect 12 1/2" square.  I know it looks a little wonky but it is not supposed to be centered.

I am still working on the second block.


6.  Work on quilting the Byrne 2011 $5 Quilt - Batik Colorway and the three Quilts for Kids quilts that I pieced this past week on Annie.


This is the Byrne 2011 $5 quilt that I just finished quilting on Annie.
I will write more about this quilt in a future Show & Tell Tuesday post.


Here are the three quilts I just finished for Quilts for Kids.
I started with the framed four-patches.  When I was done making them I had enough to make all three quilts.  They should make three seriously ill little girls just a little happier.



7.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:


Lazy Sunday
Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Log Cabin Christmas Quilt
Six Little Charmer II Table Runners
Christmas Charm Tree Skirt
Crazy Eight
Four Baby Sampler Quilts

I was able to make some progress on Lazy Sunday and the Log Cabin Christmas Quilt.  I finished four of the Six Little Charmer II Table Runner tops.

8.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter in Mt. Holly, NJ.



These are the strips we will use this month.




The quilt pattern is called Sugar Pop N Change

 by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting.

I am going to use green fabric for the sashing.  I plan on adding a white print inner border and a red print outer border.

9.  Make a Charm Quilt for Ryder's new cousin, Kayden.


I've pieced a simple quilt top for little Kayden.  It is now loaded on Annie.


10.   Add some more hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired 

Christmas Hexie Quilt.  

I have some personally devastating news to report.  In my attempt to update my Christmas Hexie Page last night I inadvertently erased the entire page.  After some ranting and raving (and a few things being thrown) I went to sleep hoping that by some miracle it would all be back in the morning.  
Well, unfortunately that didn't happen.   

The good news is...I did not delete the quilt top itself (haha.)  

Here is my hexie quilt as it looks today.  I added 36 hexagons this week.


757 Hexies

I will eventually try to reproduce the page I lost. 
 I still have the pictures -- somewhere.  At least I think I do.  My pictures are really a jumbled mess in a variety of locations.  What I really need is someone to come help me get them all organized...a girl can wish, can't she?


The Week of August 26, 2013

1.  Spend a day with my Ryder.  

2.  Work on Lesson 10 for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

3.  Quilt the "Kayden Quilt," add applique and binding.

4.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Lazy Sunday
Blue Dresden Plate Quilt
Log Cabin Christmas Quilt
Six Little Charmer II Table Runners
Christmas Charm Tree Skirt
Crazy Eight
Four Baby Sampler Quilts

5.  Work on hand piecing one block for Skill Builder Block of the Month
sponsored by Alyssa Lichner of Pile O' Fabric. 

6.  Work on quilting the PQW 2011 Saturday Sampler - Stella Colorway.


7.  Add some more hexies to my Bonnie Hunter inspired 
Christmas Hexie Quilt. 

8.  Try to organize all the pictures of the hexie quilt that I've taken so that I can attempt to recreate the "My Christmas Hexie Quilt Journey" page on the blog that I lost last week.

9.  Design a Dinosaur Cuddle Quilt from a panel I picked up last year at the Oaks quilt show.

10.  Make a quick trip to Washington, DC to catch a few Mets/Nationals games and hunt for a Singer Red Eye treadle sewing machine.

I've had my eye (no pun intended) on a beautiful Singer Red-Eye machine on eBay.  If all goes as planned she will be coming home with me.  I can't wait!



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

Sharyn

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