Sunday, June 28, 2009

Road Block

So, I've finished sewing most of the 9 patch quilt top together when I realized how totally off my sewing is. It looks like I'll be taking it apart a square at a time to fix it. I'm really bugged that I've gotten this far before I realized that I need to re-do it, but oh well. I kind of knew I was off, but I figured that it would be okay when it was all done ... not the case this time. I'll post pictures when I finish ... which will be a while, I'm sure. Sigh ...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Scrappy 9 Patch Quilt

A few weeks ago I found a quilt along on the blog, Crazy Mom Quilts, and told my mom and friend, Lindsay about it, and shortly after all three of us decided to make our own. Seeing as I didn't have 140 different fabrics/scraps (2 different fabrics for each of the 70 squares), we all shared our fabric with each other. Here is about 35 squares that are finished. 
It's such a simple quilt; 9, 2 1/2 inch squares in each 9 patch. Once the 2 1/2 inch squares are all cut it goes super quick. It's been a fun project. I'm glad we started ... now just to finish!

My stack of what I have left before I have all 70 squares done. I want to finish them all today so that I can start sewing them all together tomorrow. I'm so excited to see the finished quilt top ... I'll post pictures as soon as I have more done.

Apple Pie Apples

My absolute FAVORITE treat is the Apple Pie Apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. I really could eat one every day, but at around $7 a pop it doesn't fit in my budget. I was craving one on Saturday, so instead of spending $7 on one, I spent around $10 on 8 ... not bad. I decided to try two different kinds of apples; the traditional Granny Smith green apple, and a sweeter one (can't remember the name, but they taste about the same as Pink Lady apples). I prefer the sweeter one, but my husband prefers the Granny Smith. They're both good.
I melted two bags of caramels and had a little left over. We'll probably use it for ice cream or for dipping sliced apples another time.

After the caramel, I dipped each one in white chocolate, and then a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon. They didn't exactly turn out as pretty as Rocky Mountain's, but they were SO good! 

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Walk With Friends

We took a walk today with some friends of ours and let the kids ride bikes & run around while the moms played (tried to figure out) our cameras. I took probably 50 pictures and I only like these three. Maybe I'll get better soon ... hopefully. ;)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Almost Done ...

Today I finally finished Charlise's crib set. I used a pattern out of Amy Butler's "Little Stitches", and I love it. I'm really happy with how it turned out. Now we'll just have to see how sturdy it is ... {crossing fingers}. 
I wanted it to match the quilt my mom made for her (which I forgot to take a picture of. This quilt is the one I made out of the scrap fabric left from my mom's quilt). I didn't find the exact fabric I wanted ... until I was all done (of course). I got a yard of it, though, and I plan on making a pillow or something out of it ... which is why I titled this post "almost done".
A view of one of the pockets.
Oh ... there's the quilt my mom made! Guess I did take a picture!

The pattern said to make the ties out of fabric, but I decided that ribbon would be cuter ... so that's what I did!
Now all I need to do is paint the crib black! ;)