Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September OMG - done

Found them!

I have been sorting through my piles and boxes and more boxes.  A bit ago, I found the missing pieces buried deep at the bottom of a box I thought I had sifted through before.

I also found the layout, but I remember when I started sewing the triangles together, I forgot to mark which way was up...  So I might need to improvise a bit.  :)

Monday, September 4, 2017

September OMG - Halloween spiderweb quilt

Early last October, I took a class at my LQS on spiderweb quilts.  I got half-way done before Halloween came and went.

So I set it aside and moved on.  Seriously, I packed up all of my stash!  ...and the rest of the house too, plus kids and cats, of course!  We only moved one town over, but I was not very organized about packing, so I'm still searching for some things, like the other blocks-to-be.  They are buried in a box somewhere...

I know where the rest of the row in progress is:

I even labeled the pieces so I know what order to sew them in, yay!
As well as the box of scraps I was using:

My one-monthly-goal for September is to find those other 15 blocks!   Thanks for hosting, Patty, and encouraging me to sew more!  <3

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


I completed my goal of taking apart my UFO and re-sewing it.  Now it looks like this:

And the little one that was this:

Became this:

Linking back to our host: Elm Street Quilts

Thursday, August 10, 2017

13 years

Today marks my 13th year in the Air Force.  Only 7 more years to go until I can be the crazy cat lady that I have always wanted to be!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

33 and 1/3

Today I am 33 and 1/3 years old.

I "started" this blog in September of 2013 to document my second tour to Korea.  My family and my heart stayed in California that long year.  I think I had posted maybe twice that year...  I was scared it was not going to come out "right".  So I deleted those posts.  Silly me.  Now I do not remember the details of what it was like, to be there alone.  I recall staring at the wall a lot, at the pattern on the door.  I made it into a mini quilt I gave to my Grandma!

I named my blog after the song from "Rent" that goes like this:

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure - measure a year?

In daylights- in sunsets
In midnights- in cups of coffee
In inches- in miles
In laughter- in strife

I like coffee.  I like lattes even more - vanilla, extra hot!  Cups of coffee seems like a pretty good way to measure things, huh?  But I also like sewing and playing with yarn - all the pretty colors!  I want to be better at taking all the ideas I have bouncing around my head, and actually creating something.

I do not want to waste another day, or 1/3 year*, or 525,600 minutes.   "Forget regret, or life is yours to miss."

*Seriously, I need to get ready now for Christmas because I get so easily distracted.  :P  I only mailed 6 out of the 20 cards I made for New Year's 2017.  And that was in April...!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aug OMG - UFO from 1997

20 years ago (way back in the summer of 1997!) when I was 13, we moved from CA to CT.  We stayed with my grandparents while my newly-retired from the Marines father and mother looked for a new home for us.  I missed CA, but I enjoyed that summer because I got to sleep in my Grandma Taylor's sewing room!

I made this not-quite-square block:
8.5" ish
And this dinky (4.5" ish x 3.25") little fussy-cut piece:

My seams were not even or straight...

Still, I like the colors I used. These are scraps from Grandma!  My favorite is the one with those purple, green and yellow flowers.  <3

My OMG is to take this apart and straighten it out.  ((extra credit: add border and turn into a wall hanging))    Linking back to our host:  Elm Street Quilts

Saturday, July 29, 2017

July OMG - done

I finished the top back on Saturday the 15th, but then I got distracted...  Where did the last 2 weeks go?  ((Only 149 days until Christmas!))

I also found some fabric for the backing.  Months, maybe even 2 years ago, my daughter won a $25 certificate at the local fabric shop and wanted to buy the rest of this bolt, about 5 1/2 yards.  :)  Now I have a use for it!
Pale blue with white triangles.
Extra bits sewn together, a bit wobbly...  I want to include it on the back.
Now I need to double check that I am happy with all my seams and move on to the final steps.  Most of the squares nestled nicely together, so I am pleased!  I also kept all the directional prints facing the correct way.  Yay!  Cutting out all the blocks wasn't nearly as hard as I though it would be, so I am very glad I joined this sew-a-long.

Linking back to our lovely host:
Elm Street Quilts

ps:  Here are some slightly smaller (6") squares for my rainbow version.  I am maybe 1/3 or 1/2 done cutting?  Purple is my favorite color, so there will be a lot of purple squares!  Kekekeke.