Friday, May 25, 2018

Clementine Quilt Along Month 5

 Happy May 25th--these are the Clementine Blocks for month 5. You can find the pattern here:
Don't forget this quilt along benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
This week I received these fabulous fabrics for some more secret sewing for the Fat Quarter Shop--stay tuned to see what they will turn into...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Royal Wedding 2018

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So I make a big deal out of royal weddings--I think it stems back to my own childhood when I watched Princess Diana marry Prince Charles. When Kate and William got married back in 2011. it was during the week, so my daughter and I took the day off school to watch it live. We made scones, drank tea, wore crowns, and celebrated a real fairy tale. We did the same thing yesterday for Meghan and Harry's wedding. Although, I am not really a morning person, I had no problem jumping out of bed at 4:30am to witness their nuptials live!
 We cheated a little using this mix from Walmart for our chocolate chip scones. I am going to keep this on hand at all times--because it was so easy and delicious!
They came out perfectly and were AMAZING!
We loved her dress and the ceremony was quite charming and less formal which we really enjoyed! I worked on binding this baby quilt for my friend, Rachel, while we watched. I got it half finished and should finish it today for Slow Sunday Stitching:
After the ceremony and running some errands, I worked on my Clementine Blocks for month 5. They are done and will be posted here on the 25th when I am allowed to reveal them. #clementinequiltalong #stjude

This week I also got to order some fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop for a secret sewing project for them--another fabulous quilt along. It should arrive tomorrow--it will be a fun and adorable project to start for the beginning of my summer vacation because my last day of work is Thursday!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day 2018

 I got the best Mother's Day present--my daughter made it home for a visit from college before she starts her summer research position! We have had a great day--breakfast burritos at our favorite taco shop, a Target run, a stop by my mom's, and we are going to the drive in tonight to see "I Feel Pretty" in her convertible Mustang. We also spent some time in my sewing room watching trash TV while I made these punctuation blocks for my Spelling Bee Quilt.
I made these picture blocks yesterday and used the magenta color in honor of my new Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2.
 I also made this throw pillow for a retiring friend out of some of his mother's old shirts.
I used the stretchy shirts for the envelope backing. I also whipped up three more pencil pouches for a few new fifth graders. We are starting our last full week of school tomorrow and I am definitely ready for summer and of course the royal wedding on Saturday!

Happy Mother's Day and have a great week!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

May is Underway

I have had a pretty productive sewing week! I finished piecing 55 of these blocks--I only need 49 of them for the quilt, but I may end up using some of the extra blocks on the backing...I finished binding the queen sized quilt I was commissioned to bind--it helped having Friday off!
 I made the Home Block for Spelling Bee Sew Along today--I am all caught up with those blocks! I am looking forward to putting this on all together soon. #summersewing
We have a bus driver that is retiring at the end of this school year--he is 85! He is "Bob the Bus Driver" and I think he needs a school bus quilt. I pieced together a large school bus block using Lori Holt's pattern and I think I am going to use her Spelling Bee book to make letters that say "Bob the Bus Driver." I think I will have his kids sign the quilt--stay tuned to see what I come up with! Our last day of school is May 23, so I need to put a rush on this one. This will be my One Monthly Goal (OMG) for May

I also need to make a pillow with some shirts from my friend's mom who passed away. I think I will embroider a quote and use the shirts to frame it and for the back.

What are you up to this week?