Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quiltalong progress

I teach first grade and school will be out in two weeks! Hurray for summer but I'll miss my students. They've really worked hard this year, they're sweet, and they love my sewing projects. They think I'm a genius just because I can sew! Teaching is the best job. Where else do you just show up and people are so happy to see you and come up and hug you and share exciting things that happened to them. Teaching is awesome! Well, in between the end of year stuff I've been working on my quiltalongs.
Here are some of the sewn strips for the oldreadbarnquiltalong. They're folded so you can't see the whole thing. I'm not finished sewing the strips and haven't cut them, so I'm a bit behind but will catch up this week.
Now here's a picture of my blocks for amandajeansquiltalong. I've got over 60 blocks now! You can't see them all cuz I've stacked them (by color--goodness, don't tell anyone how fussy I am, okay!)
Also, thanks to Joan of PeaceLoveandHugs. I won her giveaway!!! She's sending me cute doggy leash with an iPod Dog Walking Pocket Case and matching leash done in a motorcycle print. So totally cute--my dog and I will love it. I'll post of picture of us out and about in our new attire.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another quiltalong--Am I crazy!?!

Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I think I am. I must be since with all the projects I have going I decided to join the oldredbarncoquiltalong. It's a 6 week quiltalong with an easy pattern but what got me interested is that Dana is using Paula Prass' Flights of Fancy. It happens that when I went to the Glendale Quilt Show I bought 3 fabrics from her line just because they were so pretty and I really didn't know what to do with them. And, let me tell you, I'm not one to pay $9.00 a yard for my fabric. I'm a JoAnn's 40% off coupon kinda gal so buying those fabrics was a splurge. Well, now I've got a cool project to use them in AND every week Dana does a giveaway, culminating in the daddy of all giveaways for those that finish their quilts--a Janome 6600P sewing machine! She's already given away 9Olfa mat and rotary cutter sets, a Rowena iron, and is giving away some beautiful threads. So, I get to make a gorgeous and easy quilt, and try my luck at some prizes. What's not to like? And crazy, you say--crazy like a fox! Here are my fabrics. I've cut 9 of the 12. Pretty, huh!
And, btw, I've been working on amandajeans one-a-day-quiltalong and now have 62 blocks made! Woo-hoo! I'm either on a roll or I REALLY need to get a life!