Thursday, June 14, 2012

working slow like molasses

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

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- DONE!
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#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
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- Done!
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED!
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 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
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- DONE!
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -June done
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done and binding made
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#40 wonky block swap -June wonky stars done and ready to ship out
#41(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks 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


Carrie P. said...

Your machine quilting is looking good.
I just canned some sweet zucchini relish and made 2 loaves of chocolate zucchini bread.
Congrats on your win.

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Connie said...

This is going to be a wonderful quilt and if it takes a little longer that is fine, enjoy time with the kids now! Congrats on your great win from Richard, I won some things from him a couple months ago and his work is wonderful. Enjoy all your veggies!

Needled Mom said...

Sometimes life does get in the way of our quilting, but it makes those quiet moments to create even more special. Enjoy them while they are little as it doesn't last long.

Christine L said...

What WOnkY wonderfullness! Enjoy your children..summer will be over before you know it :)