I HAVE been quilting! just very slowly!
The kids had their last day of school last friday, so we're all trying to get used to the new schedule.
It's taken me 3 days to quilt the wonky house quilt, because I try to pick a time when the kids are playing or watching TV, but they STILL interrupt me- how DARE they??? LOL just kidding.
I can't just say to them, don't interrupt me I need to quilt. So I'd be lucky if I get one or two blocks done before one of them needed me for something. :-)
so here's a preview of the wonky house quilt! all quilted- I had tension issues in the beginning, but finally tweaked my top thread so it looked better- I don't like to mess with the bobbin thread.
and look at the wonky back!
Then the other day, THIS came in the mail from richard's quilts blog here
can you believe a GUY quilter?? so rare to see :-)
I won a nice batik FQ bundle and a little ceramic bowl.
I must have good luck on his blog, because I won something there a few months ago too!
I also wanted to show some garden LOOT!!
Our Squash and Zucchini plants are going NUTS, they are HUGE! after two days of rain, that's what happens I guess, we've tried not to let them get so big, but some were HIDING.
Now I've tried to cook this any way I could
anyone got any good recipes?
we gave the biggest one to Peanut for dinner, he ate it ALL!!
we took a video of it too, here's the youtube video
Fellow hinterberg(ers) -hinterberg long arm machine owners- asked me about my extension table and I thought I'd take some pictures of it. My husband had used an old wooden cutting board and measured the base of the machine and cut out the middle part, sanded it all and added L brackets
The V 17 already had these holes in the front, so he added the little metal "strips" there too so the table just pops into place
see?! that's what it looks like, it IS even with the base of the frame, which took a few times of adjustments, so this way I could do ruler work!
Now don't say anything but I ADDED another thing to my 2012 list :-)
here's another update on my 2012 list
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#7 wonky house block swap- quilted and binding attached, need to sew to the back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -June done
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done and binding made
#40 wonky block swap -June wonky stars done and ready to ship out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- top and binding done
#43 (june) berry quilt- top done
#44 (june) - english paper pieced flowers - 5 out of 9 done