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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, March 10, 2014


The Week of March 3, 2014
(in review)

1.  Bind and label "Square Dance."

This sweet little quilt is quilted and bound.  As soon as I finish hand tacking the binding it will be a gift for a sweet baby girl.  :)

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

All my blocks are done...I think I have 56 of them.  In the near future I will sew the blocks together and post a picture.

3.  Work on Ryder's "Big Boy Bed" quilt.

I have been very busy working on appliqued blocks for this quilt.  This is what I have so far:

As you can tell, his quilt will have a sports theme.  The next block I will work on is a soccer ball.  The finished blocks will measure 15" square.

4.  Work on the seventh lesson for
and put it into the Mock-Up. 

I did not work on this block because the pattern was never released.

The designer was ill so she decided to postpone this block until next week.

5.  Prepare "Seashore Memories" as a BRODY Project.

"Seashore Memories" has been prepared and it will be added to my list of BRODY Projects.  This quilt pattern can be found in the September 2010 issue of 
The Quilter Magazine.

6.  Work on a few Dear Jane blocks.

Two more triangles complete.

7.  Begin working on a quilt called 
"Majestic Mountain" by 3 Dudes Quilting.

I began working on this quilt only to decide that it would be a perfect BRODY Project.  It will be added to my list of BRODY Projects.

8.  Work on some more blocks for my 
"Just Takes 2" quilt.

No progress.

9.  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
Kwik Krazy Quilt

I am now adding borders to my first "Four-Patch Stacked Posies."  I made a little progress on "Teal & White Delight."  I completed the two Flag of Valor quilts tops:

As you can see, they are very similar.  

I have decided to move the Kwik Krazy Quilt away from this list because it is too difficult to work on while I am "puppy-sitting."

10.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:
  "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt."

I made a little progress on this quilt but it is not finished yet.

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

No progress.

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

A little progress.

13.  Attend the Quilts for Kids workshop at PQW.

Our group made 30 quilts this month to donate to ill and needy children

14.  Attend the NJ Quiltfest in Somerset, NJ.

A few pictures from Quiltfest:

15.  Attend Saturday Sampler at PQW.

This month we will be doing paper piecing for our block.  I'll post pictures as soon as it is done.

16.  Spend a day with little Ryder. :)

Ryder and I had a great time painting, playing, reading, doing chores and going to the library.

The Week of March 10, 2014

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

2.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

3.  Work on the seventh lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by The Quilting Gallery and put it into the Mock-Up. 

4.  Prepare backings and bindings for my two Flag of Valor quilts.

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

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

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

8.  Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.

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

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

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

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

13.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

14.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

15.  Work on the quilt currently loaded on Annie:
  "2013 NJ Shop Hop Quilt."

16.  Attend The Lancaster Quilt Show at The Continental Inn and the AQS Quilt Show at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA.

17.  Spend a day with my favorite (at least for two more months) grandson, Ryder.

I've decided to stop including my Prayer Shawl Project and my Hexie Project each week.  I will be sure to post when I have a finish of one of these projects.

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



  1. You are such a busy lady! Love the beginnings of the sports themed quilt. Thanks for sharing your pictures from the Quiltfest. Don't you just love seeing quilts in person? Pictures are nice, but just don't do justice to real life! As always... Love seeing that sweet boy! Ryder is such a cutie!

  2. Oh my goodness, I am tired just reading through everything - you must just flop into bed at night after a week like that. When I started patchworking, I promised myself only 3 WIP at once, sorry to say that didnt last and I am already up to 5 and growing !!!!

  3. love, love, LOVE the quilt photos from the show, and the sports blocks are so awesome! My wild thing would absolutely adore those!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation