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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, April 28, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

WOW!  This has been a very busy two weeks.  


And life is only going to get crazier.  Over the next few weeks we will celebrate the birth of our second grandson and two graduations.  


Ryder received his new quilt for his big boy bed.























He really seems to like it.  That makes me so happy!

The Weeks of April 14 - 27, 2014
(in review)


1.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.

When I started to work on these pillow shams I realized I did not have enough of the fabric I needed.
I will try to get to them this week.


2.  Work on four blocks for the Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.





I find it amazing that all these blocks are made with HST.  


3.  Work on the last block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.



I love this paper-pieced block!


4.  Work on the 11th lesson for
The Quilting Gallery.

Block #5


5.  Begin cutting fabric for the Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients sponsored by Heather Spence Designs.

Here are the fabrics I will use:



I've done all the preliminary cutting.  The mystery will start on May 16th.


6.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.



I have now finished 72 of 84 blocks. 


7.  Work on thirteen Saw Tooth Star blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.





8.  Work on the April Tell It to the Stars quilt-along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara. 




Here are my blocks from both colorways.


9.  Work on the March and April blocks for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.





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

I'm making progress on this quilt.  I have sewed all the blocks into rows and now I am sewing the rows together.


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

No progress.


12.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.


13.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

I have finished both quilt tops.  I will quilt them soon.



14.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

No progress.  


  15.  Make a quilt for our soon-to-be-born grandson.

No progress.


16.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings .

No progress.


17.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

I have not finished any of these quilts but here is a picture of one of the Majestic Mountains blocks:






18.  Attend a special session for Quilts for Kids.

We did a lot of cutting and kit preparation in this session.


  19.  Celebrate both of my wonderful son's birthdays and Easter.

Here are a few pictures from these celebrations:


Easter and JT's birthday




Easter and Kyle's Birthday

This past weekend my oldest son, Kyle, ran in his second half marathon, the RunAPalooza in
 Asbury Park, NJ.



He enjoyed the beautiful day running and Ryder enjoyed the beautiful day on the beach.




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

It was wonderful to be able to spend so much time with Ryder this past week.


We had an Awesome Adventure at the playground and The Rainforest Cafe before we went home to celebrate Daddy's birthday.





Our Easter Egg hunt was a lot of fun!




On another day Ryder helped his granddad mow the grass. 

 Don't worry...Ryder never got near the lawn 
mower while it was running.  


Yesterday we went to Communiversity in Princeton.

We took the "Dinky" train...a five minute ride from the Princeton Jct. train station to the Princeton University campus


"I've got my ticket and I'm ready to ride!"

Ryder loved watching all the people and listening to the great music.  There was so much to see and do.  We walked around for a while and then headed home for a yummy pizza dinner.




The Week of April 28, 2014

1.  Work on lesson 12 of 
 sponsored by The Quilting Gallery.

2.  Work on four Star in Star blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.

3.  Work on the last two blocks for the Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by 
Material Girls Quilts.

4.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.

5.  Work on the last twelve blocks for my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

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

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


8.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.


9.  Quilt and bind two Quilts for Kids.


10.  Make two baby quilts for two friends who just had baby girls. 


  11.  Make a quilt for our soon-to-be-born grandson.


12.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings .


13.  Work on some Dancing Stars blocks.


14.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Basketcase by Cluck Cluck Sew.


15.  Work on a few Skill Builder blocks.


16.  Make a Crazy Quilt using Shar Jorgenson templates by Omnigrid.


17.  Work on a few Sugar Block Club blocks.


18.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Grandma Mary's Five Patch


19.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

20.  Spend a day with little Ryder.


I am linking up with:  Patchwork Times




Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching

Sharyn

Monday, April 14, 2014

Make-A-List Monday

The Week of April 7, 2014
(in review)

1.  Finish hand tacking the binding on 
Ryder's Big Boy Bed quilt.

Ryder's quilt is finished and it has been delivered.




I am very happy with the way it turned out.  His furniture should be delivered any day and then he will be able to sleep under it for the very first time.

I think I am more excited then he is.


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

Here are a few more of the blocks I am making for this quilt:








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




The directions for this block called for paper-piecing but I decided to use my Deb Tucker Spotlight specialty ruler.  I am pleased with the results.


4.  Work on the ninth and tenth lessons for
The Quilting Gallery.







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

The backing has been prepared and this quilt has been added to the Git-R-Done! list.


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

I have attached this quilt binding by machine and it is ready to be hand tacked.


7.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

Here are four of the sixty blocks I have finished so far:



I have 24 more blocks to make.



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




I made twelve diamond blocks.

I took a picture of one of the blocks in gray tone to see how the light and dark fabrics played off of one another.



I was happy to see as much contrast as I did.


9. Work on the March and April Globetrotting blocks sponsored by Pat Sloan.



 Chicago




San Juan



10. Work on the March and April Aurifil 
quilt-along blocks.









11.  Work on the March and April Tell It to the Stars quilt along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

I was only able to finish the March block in both colorways:






12.  Work on the March and April blocks for
Wishes Quilt Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

No progress.


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

No progress.


14.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

No progress.


15.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

I finished one top and did a little work on the second top.


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

No progress.


17.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

No progress.


18.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

I was only able to work on Majestic Mountains.



19.  Attend PQW Saturday Sampler class.

I attended the Saturday Sampler class this past weekend.  This was the last class until the fall when we will start a new quilt.


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


We had a lot of fun at library class.  Ryder listened attentively to the librarian as she read a story about butterflies.  Then he made a great hand print butterfly.


He especially loved music time and making new friends.

After library class we went to the park to play on the playground and see the animals.  His favorite animals are the pigs and the peacocks.


We were so lucky to see one of the peacocks strut his stuff!



The Week of April 14, 2014

1.  Start working on two pillow shams to match Ryder's quilt.

2.  Work on four blocks for the Layer Cake Sampler quilt-along sponsored by Material Girls Quilts.

3.  Work on the last block for the PQW Saturday Sampler.


4.  Work on the 11th lesson for
The Quilting Gallery.
5.  Begin cutting fabric for the Mystery Quilt to Benefit Cancer Patients sponsored by Heather Spence Designs.

6.  Work on my teal batik Kwik Krazy Quilt.

7.  Work on thirteen Saw Tooth Star blocks for the McCall's 
Make It Your Way quilt-along.

8.  Work on the April Tell It to the Stars quilt-along blocks sponsored by Judy Laquidara.  

9.  Work on the March and April blocks for
Wishes Quilt-Along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.

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

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

12.  Work on some Just Takes 2 quilt blocks.

13.  Work on two Quilts for Kids.

14.  Make a baby quilt for a friend.

  15.  Make a quilt for our soon-to-be-born grandson.

16.  Work on The Village Quilter Strip Club quilt called Heartstrings .

17.  Work on the following BRODY Projects:

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

18.  Attend a special session for Quilts for Kids.

  19.  Celebrate both of my wonderful son's birthdays and Easter.

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


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

Sharyn