July 16, 2012

MIA but FINALLY something to show :)

Wow – sorry I’ve been MIA so long! The summer is just running away from me it seems!

I’ve been so busy training for a half marathon, taking translation classes, and working full-time that I am just so beat at the end of the day with no motivation to sew or do anything else productive, especially in the heat we’ve been having lately!

I also went to Indiana to visit my family over 4th of July which was hot and a little hectic, but good all around. We got in a lot of quality time with them, played at the pool almost every day, and also took a trip up to the Warren Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan.

Enough of my excuses tho… I finally did find some time to sew and this is what I’ve completed!

First – my pezzy swoon block with a lovely Heather Ross fish center:

Orange Aqua Grey Swoon

Second – After finishing up that swoon block on Saturday I just went with the momentum and got the whole Orange, Aqua, Grey quilt top sewn together on Sunday. I am absolutely in love with this sampler quilt! Thank you so much to all my bee members and friends who contributed blocks to this quilt! It will finish at 48 x 72 which is a perfect “just for me snuggle quilt” size indeed :)

Orange Aqua Grey Sampler Complete - Yay! :)

This quilt top is also my submission for the monthly “My Precious QAL” hosted by KelbySews. Several of the blocks from my bee members had lovely little pieces of Heather Ross fabric in them so I included some of my own precious pieces in the blocks I made for this quilt as well. Makes me love it all the more!

Up to bat next is my husband’s summer quilt. It has been SO HOT lately in our apartment, I really need to get his quilt finished so he has a nice thin blanket to sleep under like I do… because really, I am definitely NOT sharing mine haha. (In my defense it is a quilt from when I was a kid so it is only big enough for one adult!!) :) My goal is to get it completed by the end of August before school starts up again... wish me luck!

Hope everyone is having a beautiful summer so far! If you sewing machine is being neglected for better acitivities outdoors don’t feel bad – that is what summer is for and we’ll be missing those warm sunny hours this winter when we can’t do anything BUT sew to keep from going stircrazy! :)


Jess said...

I love your swoon in pezzy print. It might be my favorite use of the print I've seen so far! Great job. It looks fabulous as the quilt center.

Kelli said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's been MIA this summer.. it really is speeding by with so much to do. Love your pezzy Swoon block, and all of your sampler blocks. This year is the first time I've joined a bee, and it's so much fun!! Happy Sewing! :o)

Cherie said...

What a great block and loving the sampler quilt! The colours are perfect together.
Hope you get the quilt finished up =D

Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop, as well as a new one via Flickr. If you're interested feel free to check them out =D

**nicke... said...

i have missed you! i hope you are enjoying your summer even though you aren't sewing as much! xoxoxo

tink's mom said...

You have been a very busy person. It's great to hear about all your accomplishments and goals. Keep up the great work. Oh, the quilt is wonderful too,

capitolaquilter said...

Pezzy Swoon is lovely and congrats on being a July winner at Precious QAL the sampler is great.

Lyanna said...

I tried to leave one earlier, but for some reason it didn't work.

You block and quilt look fantastic! I'm hoping to get a little more sewing time once school starts. Apparently five kids with the youngest being only months old is pretty tough all summer, who knew? ;)

I did get my mom's king done, thank heavens!! So, hopefully there will be a blog post sometime soon....