Monday, October 22, 2012

Party weekend and rainbow project

I started cutting into the fabrics for quilt #4 for McCall's
These colors are just so much fun!
I cut out 9 x 99 2 1/2" squares = 891 :-)
Looks good in a circle like this

first step done and I don't think I can show you any more....

okay, just ONE more pic :-)

One way I got to sew some more- having Sonja strapped to me, killed my back though, so I had a small pillow in my lap and she "sat" on that so the weight was off my shoulders/back

Yesterday my 1st daughter Solveig turned 8 years old, we had a little party for her.
A friend of mine started a tradition with her kids, which we stole/ adopted, each person gets a candle to put in the cake and while they do it, they say something nice about the birthday person, it's very sweet! My son didn't know what to say, and Solveig yelled- don't you want to say I'm your favorite sister?? but being a sensitive guy, he said, that wouldn't be fair to Sonja.... awww.

Opening presents! tissues flying everywhere!

Here's some Sonja pics :-)

someone found her FIST!!

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- DONE!
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 wonky house block swap- DONE!
#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- ready to quilt
#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
# 22 Making 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- ready to quilt
# 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 - top done adding vine on border
#30 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#31 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -ready to quilt
#33 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#34(mar) #2 quilt for McCalls- DONE and shipped
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -october sent out
#36(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-gave to neighbor
#37 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - DONE!
#38 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- Baby quilt DONE!
#39 wonky block swap -september sent out
#40(may) Civil War Legacies- DONE! extra blocks ready to ship out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- DONE!
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- DONE!
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green brick quilt top- DONE!
#44 (june) - drunkard's path- pieces cut and using as leaders and enders project
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- 2 blocks done
#46(June) fabric balls - finished #10!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - sent out october and received october
#48 (July) McCall's #3 quilt- DONE!
#49 (July) smooth sailing (CT bundle)- ready to quilt
#50(July) Lorax quilt- DONE!
#51( july) geese in a ring- 6 blocks are here
#52 (july) christmas tree skirt- top done
#53(july) hexies- 43 done and sewn together
#54(august) women of the bible quilt blocks- 4 blocks done
#54(september) Boxes!- fabrics arrived
#55 (September)- Woven stars - done!
#56 (September) McCall's #4 - sewing blocks
#57 (September) McCall's #5 - most fabrics here
#58 (September) roman holiday- kit
#59 (october) mini tumbler- DONE!


Janet said...

Happy birthday to Solvieg! Sonja is such a cutie. And I can't wait to see what all that colour turns into.

Janet O. said...

Love that circle of color!
Such a fun time with the kids! Cherish those moments. They are gone all too soon!

Erin K said...

Super cute pictures of your little ones!! :) I am excited to see what the rainbow fabric turns into. That looks like some really awesome fabric! :)Happy birthday to Solveig!! :)

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Birthday to Solveig! I love the rainbow fabrics.

Pat from Florida said...

Oh, I strapped on my babies that way too, as did my daughter. The babes love it!

Carol said...

Fabulously yummy fabric choices!!

Julia said...

The rainbow colors just jump out to me. I love color, color, color; and that's exactly what you have. It will be interesting to see what you are making.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the scrappy rainbow photos...beautiful! As is Sonja!!

Carla said...

Your son is a smart boy at a young age. Happy belated birthday to your daughter Solveig. Those blue eyes on baby girl are so bright and taking it all in.

Those rainbow colors are gorgeous. Caught me attention right away.