Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

It's One Flower Wednesday! Wow I have missed a whole month's worth of One Flower Wednesday's! Well I haven't been doing very much sewing at all. I've been in a no sewing, no blogging, no blog reading funk, but I'm slowly pulling myself out of it. Here are my hexie flowers that I've completed this month. Hopefully I can get them sewn on to my quilt this week!
I am currently away for work. I'll respond to everybody's comments in a couple of days! Have a great week everybody!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday Night Results & Mystery Quilt

I had intended on keeping ya'll updated on this mystery quilt step by step, but me the procrastinator didn't do it. So for this post I will give you a peek of each step all at once!

Most of these steps were completed during several Friday Night Sew In's. If you want to see what I did this past Friday night, then skip on down to Step 5 and 6.

Step 1 - make a bazillion of these! Ok maybe not that many but after awhile it seemed like it.

Step 2 - add the green triangles to 48 half square triangle units.
Step 3 - add large triangles of the focus fabric. After I did these, I really really didn't like my fabric choices. I was frustrated, but decided to keep them this way. After a few days of just staring at them, I began to like them again. Am I the only person who does this?!

Step 4 - make another bazillion of these! I really hate trimming these little buggers.

Step 5 - Thanks to this weeks Friday Night Sew In I was able to complete most of this step. Apparently in step 1 I only made half a bazillion half square triangle units. I had a few left to get this step started then I had to make more. I sewed and sewed and sewed and still didn't get this step finished, but I'm close!
That stack of squares at the top are the rest of the half square triangles. I still need to cut them apart and press and trim them, then sew them on to the side of the green and yellow ones.

Step 6 - Now I shouldn't have started this step since step 5 isn't finished, but I really wanted to see what this blocked looked like finished.
At this point, I'm still not sure if I like my fabric choices. So I decide to make the other half of step 6 to see what the big block looks like.
Now I really like my fabric choices! I can't wait to finish steps 5 and 6 because on Nov 1st I get the final instructions for this quilt!

Thanks for reading my book! Haha

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Night Sew In

Since I haven't been blogging or reading blogs much this month, I almost missed the sign ups for tonight...

Handmade by Heidi

I will be working on my mystery quilt tonight. Gotta get caught up because I will get the last set of instructions on November 1st!

Bloggers BOM - September

Canton Village Quilt Works
On September 25th the Bloggers Block of the Month began. Sherri from "A Quilting Life" created our first block.  I wasn't sure what fabrics I was going to use for these blocks. I usually like all my fabrics to coordinate, but this time I have decided to use scrap fabrics related to that month.

So for September I wanted fall fabrics. I don't have a large scrap fabric collection but I did have some cute sunflower fabric.  Here is my block...
If you would like to see how other people made this block go here and visit them.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Where did the time go?!

It's been 2 weeks since my last post! Wow! October is half over! So, what have I been up to? Not much on the craft front, but I've been really busy in other aspects of my life.

At work, we lost a coworker due to budget cuts at the end of September. Yesterday, my boss just announced he's retiring at the end of this year. In two weeks, I have my annual in-service to attend out of town. I feel like I've done nothing but play catch up all month long!

At home, I've been cleaning and I don't seem to be making any dents anywhere! Softball has ended and we've already had one basketball scrimmage.

As for crafty stuff, I've done a bit of sewing on my hexagons. I have one hexie flower made for my swap partner. I'll make the other one this weekend and it get mailed next week. I've slowly been working on my mystery quilt (I'll post about that tomorrow).

I did join a local class on "How to Start Your Own Business". So every Tuesday & Thursday nights I can be found there until November 1st. For our last class we have to present a business plan to three judges. We have been told that one judge is a local banker and if he/she is impressed enough just might offer financing for the winner of the best plan. The other two judges are also local business men/women. The person with the best business plan will win $500 CASH! You cannot save this money, and you cannot pay bills with it, but you can invest in the stock market, apply it towards your new business, buy a new wardrobe, anything that goes toward your self improvement. I'm very excited and am really enjoying this class!

Now last but certainly not least. My middle daughter turned 16 yesterday! Here she is standing beside her birthday present...
She was so excited! Then last night we surprised her again with a special cake that my oldest daughter and I made...
 We loved making this cake and it was really neat to look at, but not so appetizing to eat. There were way too many M&Ms per bite! So if I made it again, I would do something else other than M&Ms for the top.

And that kinds sums up my life for the last two weeks. What have you been up too?