I started my first quilt about 2 1/2 years ago and I finally finished it! Woo-hoo!! It started off as a friendship quilt. There were 12 of us in the group. We each had a different star pattern and a box with our own fabric. Every 2 weeks, we rotated our box of fabric and made our pattern using someone else's fabric. At the end, we each had 12 different star blocks. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with my blocks so they kinda sat in my box for a while. Then Katie was born and they sat for quite a bit longer. Last summer, I finally decided that I wanted to make it into a quilt to use for our bed, our king-size bed! So I met with Rachel, who was the one that set up the friendship quilt swap, and she helped me plan out a king size quilt top. I ended up making 13 more blocks-for a total of 25-and set it diagonally to make it even bigger. Fortunately, I was able to find a few of the same fabrics for the borders through etsy and then used my scraps for the binding and for a strip on the back too. I love how it turned out and have already started on my next one:)
I combined a couple of challenges for this one of Tyler and his first BB Gun that he got last Christmas. I used sketch #83 from the Sketches in Thyme blog and went with the brown/coral/sage color theme from the ScrapFit blog and then scrapped a holiday photo using non-holiday papers from the Memory Works monthly challenge. Whew, that was a mouthful! I used the Simple Stories Awesome line for this LO, love this all boy line!!
Well, this is a first for me: to link up to the WIP (work-in-progress) Wednesday. This week I've been working on the binding for my first quilt. I'm almost done, soooo close I can taste it:) My hubby and I have been watching the Forsyte Sage on Netflix while I'm been hand sewing away.
I was also able to make it to the quilt store this week to pick up the fabrics for my next quilt. This one's going to be a chevron quilt that I pinned on pinterest and can not get out of my mind:) But this one's going to be a wedding gift for a special someone. The yellows and white are for the front and the gray for the backing. Can't wait to dig in.....
Highlights: Signing our farm loan, paying bills, changing diapers, cracking walnuts --what an exciting life:)--, Ryan trying to fix the washer, Katie singing on the Wii, wind chimes going crazy on a windy day, Tuesday folders (communication folders from school)
Week 10: March 4th-March 10th
Highlights: Finally able to play outside, A trip to the state park, the kids built a stair house, Katie "reading" books, Tyler's basketball game and his 4H powerpoint on pancakes, learning to french braid, a trip to Costco to stock up our pantry
Week 11: March 11th-March 17th
Highlights: A new washing machine (yeah!!), Haley ironing for church, Katie in the highchair, The Emily/Haley band, Katie playing in the laundry basket, Meeting baby goats at preschool, Haley went to a birthday party at Build-a-Bear and made MoMo, green food for St. Patty's day, girls night at Junior Miss
Week 12: March 18th-March 24th
Highlights: Katie-my dishwasher assistant, Playing Emily's favorite game: uno, Haley had her basketball camp, googly eyes on Katie, the kids getting on the school bus and snow in March!, Ryan's 35th birthday, finished up the sashing on my quilt
Week 13: March 25th-March 31st
Highlights: General Conference, apostle matching game for FHE, Haley reading a chapter book and she earned her 25 pt. AR award, Emily riding her tricycle, Tyler's first video game purchase, monthly chore chard, weekly meal plan
Ahhh, Project Life, where are you?? I've still be taking my photo a day but I haven't been so great about sitting down to put together the weeks. Well, I'm finally starting to catch up on our Project Life album around here:) These are weeks 5-8 from February. I'll be posting some more project life this week too!
Week 5:January 29th-February 4th
Highlights: Haley did the basketball cheer camp, Emily had a preschool field trip to the dentist, Tyler and his car at Pinewood Derby, piles of laundry (ugh), Ryan making some homemade donuts, Tyler had to "make" his own toothpaste for a school project, I made a valentine pillow for the house (copied it from here)
Week 6: February 5th-11th
Highlights: Watched Tyler's favorite team in the Superbowl, Emily's VIP day at preschool, Katie drinking her nightly bottle, Tyler won 4th place in the spelling bee, made some homemade pretzels (yum!), made a valentine's wreath for the front door, celebrated grandpa's 85th birhday
Week 7: February 12th-18th
Highlights: Kids working on their valentines, Lots of valentine parties, made some yummy sugar cookies, grocery shopping with the girls, Emily's field trip to the post office and grocery store, Haley hula-hooped in the school talent show, new baby calves, Tyler made the newspaper (about the spelling bee)
Week 8: February 19th-25th
Highlights: Tyler had his first friend sleepover, got some new glasses, played lots of basketball and earned 250 AR award, I finished all of the blocks for our quilt, the kids got some Hawaii souvenirs from Grandma and Grandpa, our Sunday night popcorn, counting boxtops, the kids' Tuesday communication folders, cub scout sugar crystal experiment