Friday, January 31, 2014

Sewing while it’s snowing

Most of the country got all this snow this week, we got maybe 1” on Wednesday ( or rather late Tuesday) the school was dismissing at 10am on Tuesday- what a joke, I kept the kids at home instead.

Wednesday everything was closed, then we started betting about Thursday the kids and my husband said Thursday would be a delay, I said closed and we got the got and I WON the bet…..

Then last night we got a call about 3hr delay today but that it might change depending on the DOT and they would let us know this morning at 7.30am

well, at 10pm last night we got the call that school was closed AGAIN.

2014-01-29 007

The kids had fun maybe 10 min on Wednesday, it was so windy and cold!

2014-01-29 010

This was Thursday morning’s temp.

2014-01-30 001

this week I’ve worked on a customer’s quilt, and RIGHT at the end I ran out of bobbin thread, I had maybe 3 loops of feathers to do before finishing, isn’t that TYPICAL!!

I won’t show the rest just yet, as it’s packed up and ready to ship out, I want it to be a surprise for her Winking smile

2014-01-29 018

This weeks Woman of the bible was Sarah, I made the block and showed it to a friend yesterday, then while looking at it, I got this idea to make these blocks MINI!!! about 3”.


-and I may want to kick myself once we get to some harder blocks, but I don’t mind modifying some.

2014-01-30 002

so last night I printed the FPP patterns for both Eve and Sarah, aren’t they cute???? No???

2014-01-30 006

Here they are all finished, hard to see the size?

2014-01-31 0012014-01-31 002

How about now compared to the 6” blocks

2014-01-31 003

Or here with my quilting tools? I LOVE them!!

2014-01-31 004

Next week is applique-teeny tiny applique….


Here’s my 2014 list update 

#1 (2012) giraffe wall hanging –working on the baby giraffe now

#2 (2012) fall leaf blocks swap- ready to quilt

#3 (2012) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show

#4 (2012) hexies- 43 flowers

#5 (2013)- roman holiday kit

#6 (Jan 2013) Ahhhh quilt, DONE! (secret)

#7 (April 2013) – blue/ yellow kaleidoscope blocks, have a few done.

#8 (Sept 2013) farm animal panel – embroidery panel just done

#9 (Oct 2013) Scrappy Chain quilt QAL – blocks done

#10 (Oct 2013) 12 days of Christmas embroidery

#11(Dec 2013) Hexie Go! baby boy quilt- DONE!

#12 (Dec 2013)Valentine’s GO project-  DONE!

#13 (Dec 2013)prayer garden- DONE!

#14 (Nov 2013) Celtic solstice – ready to quilt

#15 (July 2013) persian star FPP block swap – missing borders

#16 (Jan 2014) – Blue girl Dress DONE!

#17 (Jan 2014) – McCall’s Solids quilt- DONE and mailed

#18 (Jan 2014) McCall’s batiks – fabrics here

#19 (Jan 2014) Quilted Jacket wonky logs- pattern bought

#20 (Jan 2014) Women of the bible BOW 3”- Sarah done

#21 (Jan 2014) “knit” quilt for McCall’s – just approved

#22 (Jan 2014) bright “core”- top almost done

#23 (Jan 2014) solids scraps- secret leader and ender project




Anonymous said...

They are cute, just as you said. Way too small for me, but cute. =) Love the super bowl cartoon at the bottom. Cold here, too, but we were only closed the snow day and day after, and we had six inches. Today will almost be warm!

Gina said...

Really cute blocks. I've done 6"but not gone smaller. Best of luck for the rest xxx

Connie said...

What a cute picture of the kids playing in the snow. Great blocks Bea and the peek at the quilt is beautiful!

Susan Hillmann said...

Bea.....can't wait to see the quilt, the little I can see is beautiful!

Rhonda Kennedy said...

They look great... :) You are so creative.
Remember when we get to the curved blocks, you can always make them as applique also. That might help a little.

Janarama said...

Love your mini blocks. Come on over Bea. Tomorrow we're supposed to get 5-8" of snow and the same again on Tuesday. Running out of room to put the snow. I already have 3 1/2 feet of snow piles all along my driveway.

TheStylishHome said...

The blocks are cute...and you are crazy! LOL! Can't wait to see both of them done.... how cute to have a full size and a mini!

SewCalGal said...

Now I'm going to pester you to start a precision piecing series. Beautiful pieces, but those miniatures are amazing. Intimidating to me, but I'd so like to be able to stitch them perfectly. Definitely need tips and much help and practice in this area.


Michele said...

Our world doesn't stop unless the snow count is in the double digits.