Wednesday, March 21, 2012

{Two} Work in Progress

I've been working on two quilts simultaneously this past week.  I do this frequently. It helps keep things fresh because when I get bored with one I can switch to the other.

Currently: I finished the top {minus borders} for my split 9-patch. I am so happy with its progress. The small pattering of cream looks fantastic.
I am also working on this beauty. I was inspired by THIS quilt but I switched out the plain white for black and whites prints. So far I've done 6 rows and I am still planning on adding a purple row and orange row. The bricks measure 4" by 12" and the quilt is 16 bricks across.
You can see my quilts and others at W.I.P.s at freshly pieced
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Favorites

Be sure to wear green this St. Patrick's Day and check out these other great treats and crafts from St. Patty's Day past!! Enjoy.
Little Leprechauns ~ How-To make this lucky beard

Mint Brownies ~ St. Patty's Day Must

Somewhere over the rainbow Carmel

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Exciting News!!

I have some exciting news to share and its not just that I am quilting again!! Right after Christmas I found out I was EXPECTING baby #4. The whole family is thrilled to bring home a new little baby this August. I have been very sick {understatement of the universe!} and blogging has taken an extreme back seat. Starting in March I could see the light at the end of the tunnel with this "morning sickness". I put "morning sickness" in quotes because lets be honest: "Morning sickness" = all day and night nausea {for me anyway}.

It is funny how when you are really sick and can't hardly raise your head off the pillow you start to appreciate all the things you could do and enjoyed doing everyday like: EATING, and playing with your KIDS, and carpool, and DATE NIGHT and quilting. I have been dying to get back to quilting and found the perfect quilt to do just that: Spilt 9-patch!!

At the beginning of  March I got away and went to a girls weekend and got started on this beauty. I am making it for someone special and I know how much HE loves BYU. I got the inspiration from a quilt my friend Kristin made for her husband who is a huge BYU fan also. At the girls weekend a friend of mine suggested I "split" my 9-patches for a scrappier look. We played around with the idea and fabrics and I instantly knew it was the perfect direction.

As I make more progress on the quilt I take more pictures. As for blogging I'm sure I'll be hit and miss around here. With 3 boys, one being 17 months old: Quilting Time let alone Computer Time is a precious commodity. We found out what we are having in less than two weeks so I'll post the news here!!

Happy Friday.

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