Saturday, February 28, 2015

ALYoF February Goal Met

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This months goal should have been an easy one, since it was just a queen size binding I planned to sew on by machine. I however was short of the dark purple I wanted to use for binding, ended up going to 4 different quilt shops looking for it. I finally gave up and used the border fabric that I only had about 19" of and needed 10 strips from, per my fabric calculator calculations. I ended up cutting the binding 1 3/4", sewing it with a VERY scant quarter inch and hand sewing it down.

I figured I had all the time in the world to sew it down at work this week, since it was really cold and we had some bad weather, so I don't like to leave at lunch. Throw in a few stressful situations, lots of discussions with my boss over lunch and I only worked on it two hours. Today was a very low key day at home, so I pulled it out and worked on it while the kids played and watched movies. Paul went ice fishing, so we mostly stayed home. Tonight I finished it up, in bed, while watching a movie after the kids went to bed. I am so happy to have it done. I gave my customer 2.28.15 as the deadline for when I would finish it, so it's nice to have it completed and ready when she's ready for it.

The binding is a wee bit narrower than I normally do, but it turned out to look very nice. Only problem... I only needed 9 strips, so I could have done 2" binding...grrr! This fabric is no longer available so I didn't want to chance it. Bad lighting, but it's a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors and I hope she will as well. Linking up for my February finish for ALYoF, February Goal MET!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Family Pictures Church Directory

Tonight we took pictures for the church directory. They turned out pretty good for two crazy kids, but I tried to get a quick few after we got home. They weren't very cooperative.
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We used the timer on the camera, but it was kind of hit or miss.
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Paul took one of me with the kids.
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Mommy and Mathew
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Our only one with all four in it. At least we coordinated, score one for mom!
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Monday, February 02, 2015

February Goal for ALYoF

February is already off to a busy start. This month my goal is to finish the quilt I am doing for my customer. It's a custom star quilt. She gave me free reign, only requirement... queen size. I really enjoyed making this as it gave me a chance to do a 6 color star quilt. My February goal is to get the binding on as I told her it would be done by February 28th.

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We're experiencing a lot of changes at my full time work, so it keeps me super busy and exhausted at the end of the day. I'm doing the work of 2 right now, so constantly on the go. It makes the day go fast, but the evening seems to disappear. Since it's difficult to comment on blogs from my phone, I don't comment as much as I would like. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of keeping up with blogs, until I see there are almost 400 in my queue on bloglovin'. Hope everyone is doing well and I really miss blogging and sewing. If you're on instagram I'm moneikquilts, which I tend to update more as I can do it from my phone.

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