Saturday, January 11, 2014

{Post 1,301} My New FQs

My fabric order from Whittles Fabrics came so quickly.  I got duplicates of six of the prints, but they will all be used eventually.  Here are the 14 unique ones.

Talked with a friend today who is going to be the contractor for our building project.  Very excited about designing and decorating a new sewing room.  Not so thrilled about boxing it all up during the construction.  But it is an opportunity to purge and organize, right?

I will be visiting my sister's family in Ohio for a couple weeks at the end of the month.  She is expecting her 11th baby.  So exciting.  I am driving up with my parents (about 12 hours) and flying back.  I don't know if I will have wifi at her house.  If you don't hear from me, I don't.

We are so blessed.  I am sitting in the hospital with a friend who was in a bad car accident yesterday AM.  He is my oldest son's age.  I came in so his wife could get out of here for a few hours.  He is lethargic, confused, and mostly sleeping; it is draining to just sit and wait.  He is stable and they expect a full recovery.  He has a concussion that is pretty severe.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

{Post 1,300} Changes on the Horizon & Finished 9-Patch Blues Quilt Top

This is just the quilt top.  I am debating whether to add another border, but I'm thinking I like it like this.  The outside edge is not bias because of the way the corner triangles were cut.  This measures 65" x 78".

We as a family have a lot of changes coming up.  I am going to drive to my sister's (about 12 hours' drive away) for 7-14 days.  Time will tell.  She is having her 11th baby, and I am going to help with...with...well, I guess with anything I can!

Our oldest daughter moved back in with us before Christmas.  She will be living here with her baby for some time.  That means a little shuffling around of room occupants and a little construction (I'm wording it that way to make it sound fast, inexpensive, and easy--I am not convinced.).  Baby is due July 1.

The upside to me is that I am gaining a new sewing room.  What is now our screened-in porch will become my sewing room.  My sewing room will become my daughter's bedroom.  The guest room where she is staying now will become the nursery.  Easy peasy, right?  LOL!  

Monday, January 6, 2014

{Post 1,299} Shopping Help Needed

Did you know I HATE to shop?  True story.

I bought two quilt patterns recently with Christmas money I was given.  They both call for Civil War cream prints.  I think the best thing for me to do is buy a FQ bundle.  Any suggestions for where I should buy them online?  

Thanks in advance!