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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 31, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

I recently finished a quilt for our dear friend's first grandchild.  




I hope little Lydia gets many years of cuddling with her new quilt.



The Week of March 24, 2014
(in review)


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





Here is the quilt with borders.

I loaded it on Annie and began to quilt.



I didn't want to quilt over the applique so I quilted around them.  Now I have bubbles on all the applique blocks.  I'm so upset about this.  I am tempted to remove all quilting (a daunting task) and just quilt it edge to edge.  At least I would be sure there would be no bubbles.  I would have to get new backing fabric since I have already trimmed it.  



I wonder if I bound it and washed it, if the fabric would shrink enough to take up all the excess in the appliqued blocks?  Unfortunately I preshrunk all the fabric so this is unlikely.  

I'm not sure what to do...I just know this has been too much work for me to be so disappointed with it.  I want it to be just perfect for Ryder.  Hopefully I will make the right decision on how to fix this mess.

I thought when I took on this labor of love that it might be a little more than I was capable of...now I am sure of it.   




2.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

I was able to finish 12 more blocks for a total of 48 out of 84 complete.


3.  Work on the eighth lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by
 The Quilting Gallery 




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


Here are nine of the twenty "Friendship Star" blocks that I finished.


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






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


No progress.

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

No progress

8.  Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.

No progress

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

No progress

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

No progress

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

No progress

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

No progress.

13.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.

14.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

No progress.

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


No progress.


16.  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 on three BRODY projects.

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

No progress

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

Fun times....







The Week of March 31, 2014

1.  Continue to work 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 ninth lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by
 The Quilting Gallery.

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

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

6.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

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

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

9. Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.


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


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


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

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 the Quilt for Kids workshop at PQW.

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

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

Sharyn




Monday, March 24, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of March 17, 2014
(in review)

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


I am making progress on Ryder's quilt but I have not had a lot of time to work on it.  All 25 blocks have been sewn together.  The next step will be to add the borders and prepare the backing.

I am a little unsure about the backing.  I am considering two different fabrics.  I will make the final decision this week.   

2.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.



Here are two more finished blocks.  I now have 36 of the 84 blocks completed.




3.  Work on the seventh lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by 
The Quilting Gallery. 



This is block #4.  

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

No progress.


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

Here are a few of the blocks I've finished for this quilt along:






Each block is made of 16 HST.



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

No progress.


7.  Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.

No progress.



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

No progress.


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


No progress.



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

No progress.


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

No progress.


12.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.



13.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

I was able to finish one of my 
Four-Patch Stacked Posies tops.




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

No progress.

15.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter.

Strip club was cancelled so I did not attend.

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

It was wonderful to spend St Patrick's Day with Ryder.

We went to Gymboree.


We ate green Jello Jigglers.



We made a wonderful green collage.



We had a great sleepover as well.  The weather was beautiful on Saturday so we were able to go to the playground.


video

Hopefully this video will work.  I haven't had much luck with uploading videos.

We went to dinner at Friendly's and Ryder loved the "CREAM!"



He also had a lot of fun playing with the Friendly's balloon.

Here is another video.  Hopefully it will work.

video




The Week of March 24, 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 eighth lesson for
 "Delightful Stars Quilt-Along" sponsored by
 The Quilting Gallery 

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

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

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

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 two Quilts for Kids.

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

16.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

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

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


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

Sharyn



Monday, March 17, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of March 10, 2014
(in review)


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

I was able to finish all of the appliqued blocks for this special quilt for a special boy.


 Soccer


Basketball

Ryder's Initials

 Baseball Field


Football Helmet

Lacrosse Sticks

 Bowling


 Baseball

Basketball

The next step will be to square down all the blocks and add sashing and cornerstones. 

 After that I will have to make some decisions about borders, backing, batting and binding.  


2.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.



This quilt will have 84 blocks 
(if I choose to use them all) each finishing at 9". 

 Every block will be different. 

 So far I have finished 24 of the 84 blocks.


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

This week the lesson was just 
six practice paper-pieced blocks. 

 Since I have done MANY paper-pieced blocks I opted not to make the practice blocks.


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


The backings and bindings have been prepared and these two quilts have been added to my Git-R-Done list.

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

No progress.


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

No progress.


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

No progress.


8.  Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.

No progress.


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

No progress.


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

No progress.



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

No progress.


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

No progress.


13.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.



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
*Majestic Mountains
Seashore Memories

I worked on the four *'d quilts but I did not finish any of them.


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

I am almost done with this quilt.  I only have one more pass to do.


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

I was extremely fortunate to be able to go to this show on Wednesday and Saturday last week.  

Here are some of my favorite quilts:










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


I didn't get many pictures this week.  This one was taken at one of the local libraries.  




The Week of March 17, 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.  Work on some of the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt along blocks.


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


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


7.  Work on the March Aurifil quilt along block.


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


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



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


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


12.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.


13.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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


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


15.  Attend Strip Club at The Village Quilter.



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





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

Sharyn