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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, February 3, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

Snow Snow Go Away!!!

Ten more inches today and ten more predicted for tomorrow night.  UGH!

Honestly, I don't mind the snow because I love to hibernate in my house in the winter to quilt.  

But when I have to go out, I am so afraid to drive.  Actually, petrified would be a better word.  

This is probably an irrational fear but it is a fear I can't seem to shake.  

I have to drive three times this week and we have three storms predicted.  It will definitely be a tough week for me.


The Week of January 27, 2014
(in review)


1.  Make a Disappearing 9-Patch quilt.




I used a Moda layer cake and charm pack called "Peace on Earth."  I've had these two precuts for a long time.  It was nice to be able to use them with such pretty results.

I am undecided about borders.  This fabric line is so old that I doubt I will be able to get more of it for borders.  I am going to take this flimsy with me to PQW this week to see if I can find fabric in their sale room that might work.

2.  Work on the first two blocks for the




These are the first two blocks for this Quilt-Along.  I am very happy with them.




I took pictures of these two blocks and plugged them into the blank quilt mock-up provided by Michele Foster of the Quilting Gallery using my PAINT program. 

 I am so excited that I was able to do this.  

Hopefully I will be able to do this with each block.

3.  Assemble the center for 
Wildflower Rhapsody.


Have I said before that I LOVE this quilt!!!  

4.  Bind and label Going Buggy.


I can't wait to snuggle under this quilt.  Unfortunately I still need to hand tack the binding. 
 Into the pile it will go.  :(

5.  Bind and label Hopscotch in Neutrals.


I made Hopscotch from a pattern by Alex Anderson in June of 2013.  Unfortunately the pattern had an error that I did not discover until the blocks were already sewn together.  I decided to just keep it this way, without the intended pattern.

I think it is a shame when a pattern is published without being tested first.  This error was glaring if you just took the time to work the pattern.  I went on the publisher's website and sure enough, there was the correction.  A little too late for me but hopefully someone else will benefit from the correction.

In the mean time I will enjoy my very scrappy Hopscotch in Neutrals quilt.

Into the hand-tack binding pile it goes.

6.  Make a "Ten Minute Table-runner."

No progress.  Well, actually, a little progress. 
 I washed the fabric for this project so it is now ready to go.

7.  Prepare SueNami, a Deb Tucker pattern,
 as a BRODY Project.

After reading through the directions for this project, I have decided it is too complicated to be a Brody Project.  There are multiple cutting, sewing and pressing steps that would be completed better in my studio.  I will put this project on hold for a while.


8.  Work on the first two blocks for
a quilt-along sponsored by Judy Laquidara.

I am making this quilt in two colorways.

Colorway A - Gray & Yellow






Colorway B - Blue & Green





9.  Start the preliminary design for a quilt for Ryder as he moves into his first "Big Boy" bed.

No Progress.  I am going to wait a bit on this project because my DS and DDIL are unsure of the bed size.

10.  Work on the first two blocks for Wishes
a quilt-along sponsored by the

No Progress

11.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Two Flag of Valor Quilts
Teal & White Delight

No real progress on these projects.  I was able to get backing fabric for the two Flag of Valor quilts with a 60% off coupon at Joann's.  Yay Me!!!

12.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:  Building Blocks: Trellis 

I finished quilting Building Blocks: Trellis.

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

No Progress.


14.  Work on the shawl I am crocheting for 
the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. David the King Church.

No Progress.


15.  Spend a few days with my sweet Ryder.


We enjoyed the snow!











"Would you like to come in from the cold?"







The library was lots of fun! 








Look at my beautiful creation!


Thanks for the stickees and magnets, Grammy.










Lots of swag from the NY Ranger vs. NY Islander game.



16.  Go out to dinner with some very dear friends.

We had a wonderful dinner at  The Cranbury Inn in Cranbury, NJ with people we have been friends with for many, many years.  In fact a few of them were my teachers and classmates when I was in school. 
 It was a wonderful night.




The Week of February 3, 2014


1.  Decide on a border for my "Peace on Earth" Disappearing Nine-Patch and then prepare it for quilting.

2.  Work on the next block for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along"
and put it into the Mock-Up.

3.  Work on the January and February blocks 
for the "Aurifil 2014 BOM."

4.  Work on the February block for Pat Sloan's "Globetrotting" quilt-along.

5.  Work on four fan blocks for
 Wildflower Rhapsody.

6.  Bind and Label "Building Blocks - Trellis."

7.  Prepare "Christmas in the Meadow" for quilting.

8.  Make a "Ten Minute Tablerunner."

9.  Prepare a "Kwik Krazy Quilt" as a Brody Project.

10.   Start the preliminary design for a quilt for Ryder as he moves into his first "Big Boy" bed.

11.  Work on the first two blocks for Wishes
a quilt-along sponsored by the

12.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Small Print
Four-Patch Stacked Posies...Large Print
Civil War Tribute
Two Flag of Valor Quilts
Teal & White Delight


13.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:
  Roll Roll Cotton Boll - A Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt.


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


15.  Work on the shawl I am crocheting for 
the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. David the King Church.

16.  Spend a day or two with my main guy...Ryder.

17.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at PQW.

18.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler.



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

Sharyn

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