Friday, July 26, 2013

July FO Celebrations

It is July already. Time is flying by at the speed of light. My oldest daughter arrived with family in tow after a horrendous journey.  Their RV engine caught fire 2 hours into the journey. No one was injured. No possessions lost but a lot of stress and anxiety. They had been running on Murphy's law for weeks. They are here safe and sound now.

I got to hold my new granddaughter minutes after their arrival. The smell of a new baby is intoxicating, isn't it!
Logan seems to have grown a whole foot since seeing him last. He loves his quilt!

July is also my middle daughters birthday. It is a milestone year for her. She turns 30. Gosh, where has the time gone? As I remember it , that summer was really hot. Or was it just hot because we lived in a one bedroom apartment in NJ with no air conditioner. I couldn't wait for her to arrive. She was a preemie and showed up on the 21st. Life has never been the same since. I wanted to make her a birthday cake wall hanging but was that really going to mark 30 years? So instead I decided to make her an Owl wall hanging that just sings summer.

"My Summer Baby"
Shara  Loves IT!
I am determined to get my Easy Street quilt sandwiched and quilted. I want it on my bed by the end of the month. I have pushed it aside for months, making things for others. I need to look at something new and fresh when I wake up in the morning. I have made new curtains for my room, since the celestial ones just won't do!

Easy Street in Progress!

It's Done!!!!!

I was able to sew the blocks for Scrappy Trips last week. If  I can finish it by August I may be able to put the Christmas lap quilt away at last. Louie likes to snuggle with me at night using that quilt. It will be nice to have a new one to share at TV time!


Still needs a border but I am closer to finishing than before...

I made my final AAQI mini quilt. Deadline is July 31, 2013. It came out cute!

Duck n Out
By Aileen Kline

What's up for August? Maybe a baby quilt for a friend  He is almost a year old. Nice to get it done before he is a teenager!

See what everyone else has been up to here at NEWFO Linky Party

Happy Quilting
Aileen in Florida

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Spooling around!

I was tempted into participating in the July 2012 Spool Challenge from Bonnie K Hunter. I cut an sewed a few spools and then went back to my old ways. While finishing Orca Bay I really started applying myself to my leader and enders project. Then came the Easy Street quilt. Another bunch of spools just piling up! Many small projects later I find that I have about 120 spools and another 150 cut out ready to go. They are addictive! These are my batches of tens.

 While I was at it I also started sewing string blocks.  Strings Strings Strings.... Can't make just one.

Join Bonnie in the linky for Spools HERE  or try out the split 9 challenge for July 2013. HERE!

Before you know it you will have enough blocks done for another quilt just using your scraps!!!

Monday, July 8, 2013

June FO. Push to the finishline

I have to say that June flew. My oldest daughter is moving back home. We had a lot of cleaning and painting to do. Thank goodness for an able bodied sister. I myself was quite useless in many ways. My biggest strength was my wallet.  Carri was painting for 3 days none stop. Amber has a new born so we needed it done before they get here due to fumes. Not my color pallet that is for sure. Dark Teal and grey for master bedroom. Logan's bedroom, Appletini. My Easy Street quilt would look good in there but he CAN"T have it. So I am making him a quilt at the speed of light. Big block.

We made many runs to Home Depot. Grandson Louie was just over the moon looking at all the tools and paints.  Here is the only picture we took. I look like death warmed over as my pain level was through the roof. Many people stopped and talk to Louie. I told them it was his maiden voyage to the Hardware Store!! He came home with color swatches and paint sticks which he is using as parking spaces for his Hotwheels! LOL

I did finish my top for Easy Street but have not been able to sandwich it as yet. Even bought the backing  as one solid piece. Just don't have the time to piece anything. Can't wait to finish it and make some curtains to match! I did a border with a purple strip and finished with a teal . Looks so cheery. I need cheery!

Was able to make all the pieces for the Scrappy trip quilt too. Another one that needs to be sandwiched.

Logan's quilt should be finished in the next few day. They will be here around the 4th of July!. I made a dust ruffle for his bed so that mattress would not show. Really easy and used a piece of really flimsy fabric to sew it to. Since it is under the mattress does not matter. Still trying to use my stash. The 4 yards of fabric that got heat damaged in my closet served as the dust ruffle. Navy with large snow flakes. I really needed something to tone down that Very loud Appletini! New carpet is also green. I thought it was more forest green but now looks emerald green against the Apple walls. So what is a grandma to do. Logans favorite color is green. I pulled out all my green fabrics and pieced a green, navy and yellow top. No pattern just speed sewing. Louie helped by picking the next strip to be sewed on. He was very excited to help grandma! I used all the fabric that I had left over from the front for the backing panel. Bad picture but I was in a hurry! He loves it!!

Also been working on Louies quilt, but it is taking me forever to sew the 4 patches. The first 30 had a very bad 1/4 inch. I started ripping them out but realized I could get more done if I just started over and bagged them for future TV ripping project.

Also working on middle daughters wall hanging for her birthday. Can't post anything here. She reads my blog!

Happy Quilting

Aileen from Florida