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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My First Quilt-A-Long

I joined my first quilt-a-long!!  Kaelin over @  The Plaid Scottie is hosting her first quilt-a-long - - a double wedding ring quilt.  This quilt is a v. daunting task.  This will be my first time using paper piecing.  For those that don't know, paper piecing is a method used to help make blocks with lots of little pieces come together much more precisely ... in other words this quilt has a million little pieces that I will have to cut and sew together!

Here is what a Double Wedding Ring (DWR) quilt looks like:

I'm hoping that by joining the quilt-a-long I will get the motivation I need to stick through this tough-to-make quilt.

My other motivation? Beautiful fabric!!! I decided to go w/the newly coveted Prince Charming fabric by Tula Pink.  

Storm Prince Charming Fat Quarter Bundle Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics             Indigo Prince Charming Fat Quarter Bundle Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics

Prince Charming fabric = Love at First Sight! xo!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Where to Start??

I have so much to share!! But instead of overwhelming this post w/all the projects I've been up to and have coming up - I will share June's Bee Blocks that I finished =)

First: 12 Month Sewing Bee:
Julie asked us to make a house for the little person she sent.  The only requirements were to make a 15.5" block with a blue background and red roof.  We could add colors from our stash as long as it was a color in the rainbow.  So far the ladies in this bee have made beautiful blocks!! Here is the block I made

I can't wait to see how the final quilt turns out!

Second: Sew 2 Speak II
Erin asked us to make 2 Kitchen Window quilt blocks.  These are based on the tutorial from Oh Fransson's blog.  The requirements were really loose and she sent lots of fabric to choose from!!  I made 1 square and 1 rectangle.

So that's the update from quilting bee land.  Hopefully I'll update again soon w/some of the other exciting things I"ve made/am working on.

Now  - off to enjoy the warm weather! =)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My hubby is 28!!!

This is a monumental occasion!! My husband is finally old enough to get married, ha.  I know, I can hear it, "huh??" ... let me explain ....

I met Ben when I was 22 and he was 23. Very early on in our relationship there was a conversation where Ben casually mentioned he was not getting married until he was 28 ....  Now he was a young guy who was making a casual comment ... but I, of course, was a young girl falling in love ... so I obviously went into total panic mode .... "Twenty-eight??? that is 5 years from now!" I called my mom later that day and told her, "Who is he kidding .. I won't wait 5 years to get married! He's crazy!!".... of course then I felt like the crazy one! We had only known each other ~a month ... but I already knew he was someone special!

skip ahead: We ended up getting married just 2.5 years later when Ben was 25 ... but this has continued to be a running joke in our relationship - maybe soon he'll be old enough to get married.

But folks, the day has come - my hubby is now officially old enough to get married. Maybe my parents will have to throw us a 2nd wedding?? maybe we'll have to go on a 2nd honeymoon!! But there should be some amazing celebrating going on for sure!!  What do you think??



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