This is a very long, photo heavy blog post, covering the last month. I've been sewing and quilting a lot, just haven't taken the time to blog. I used to blog during lunch or before work, but work has been crazy and I haven't had a chance.
I've been busy keeping up with my class samples and am actually for the most part ahead.
I'm working on a mini swoon. This is block 1 and is about 8.5"
I quilted the queen size log cabin that my quilty friends and I are donating to Outlaw Ranch.
My photo bomber loves to get in on the action.
I also quilted a quilt for a friends SIL. It's all family photos and made with batiks.
A close up of the quilting. I used a lime/blue/purple King Tut thread.
My ALYOF quilt goal was to put the binding on the Giant Starburst quilt. It's done and ready to give to Mathew's godmother when the time is right.
I made a Granny Square Pillowcase for a sample for a class I am teaching.
I made this sample from the Moda reference book for the store.
I worked on my advanced piecing class sample, which should actually have been called an intermediate piecing class.
Here's the finished sample. The blocks were fun to make and I'm glad I made a sample.
This minkee blanket was made as a sample for the store. I love the ruffled edge created with the fluffy minkee.
A runaround bag made as a sample for the Mad Stash to Christmas classes in December.
Another mini swoon block done. I'm hoping to get this quilt together by the fair, but we'll see.
On a whim last night I made Mathew a book bag and a toys clutch. Love how quick they were.
I was looking for some fabric and found these binding sample placemats. Since I am no longer doing binding this way and I had black thread on the machine I quickly finished these up last night.
I took a bit of sewing time for me and made this spirograph table topper. Well I started to make it and was loving it, but midnight was fast approaching. Hopefully I can get the top done tonight. It may be a sample, but we'll see.
A few pictures from the past few weeks. Paul and I are going on a cruise for his work in March./April, so we've started working out/walking/jogging. We've been taking the kids to the playground, so here's a picture of us one night, enjoying the school playground.
We took the kids to the sprint car races and they loved it!
Mathew is quite the climber and loves to get up on his daddy's 4-wheeler. Look at all that lush green grass/hay behind our house. It's the end of July and it's STILL green! It's been an amazing year of moisture.
Mathew got his first haircut.
He wasn't so sure, until he got a sucker and didn't have to wear the cape.
So all in all a very busy month. I didn't even post my goals, although I did make them. Here's hoping next month is a little slower and I'll get a chance to blog a bit more often. I sewed twice with Mikaela this weekend, so I'll have to do another post with those pictures. Check out my flickr account and follow me on Instagram @moneikquilts to keep updated on what's happening.