Strung Out

I finally finished my string quilt. Yay!

I started this quilt forever ago! I think over two years. As you may remember I finished the top this spring. But I was waiting for my new Machine to quilt it. Although I got my machine in June it has taken me till now to get it finished. You know life and such happens. Plus quilting is intimidating to me because I know it is a big time commitment, which is a bit tough around these parts.

I did a simple straight line zigzag quilt from top to bottom approximately 2″ apart with a few smaller ones thrown in for randomness. The back is a simple yellow and orange vintage floral sheet. I used only scraps for this project, and wow it’s like I didn’t even use any scraps. Oh well, that just means I need to make another right? :)

Have you ever made a string or scrap quilt? I would love to see it.


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12 on 12

12 photos on the 12th – Elizabeth of Dear Lizzy did a 12 on 12 post and link up last month, and it looked so fun. She challenged on her blog to try and do the 12 on 12 again. So I thought that could be fun to try with my dslr since it has gone into hibernation practically. :)

Hold on for lots of Luke pictures as most of my day is spent with him. :)

We love breakfast! Probably his favorite meal.

At our friends house. This is Luke’s big buddy they have a dual bicycle. :)


Miss Caroline reading to all three boys!  They loved it.

Some milk before naptime. He was pretty happy about it!

A hug for mommy. Love!

I finished up my string quilt top during nap time. I am hopefully, keep your fingers crossed for me, getting my dream machine in June so I am waiting to quilt it till then. I will get my hubby to hold it up  for a picture soon.

He LOVES to sit at the window and watch “rush hour”. We live on a semi busy street due to a bus parking lot being a half mile or so up it. He just loves to watch the buses, but is a touch to short to see them on his own. His faces where cracking me up.

Some Yo Gabba Gabba before dinner. His favorite and only show we let him watch sometimes. It is to funny to see his reaction when it starts up.


And a quick bath before bed. Yep, this photo makes me realize my tub needs some scrubbing! ;)

Yep that’s my day! Well with lots of chores, driving, and boring stuff thrown in. But who wants to see or remember that?!? :)

If you would like to try 12 on 12 check out Elizabeths blog, sometimes she does link up parties too.

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working it

Some of the things I have been working on! :)

A mini quilt: my first, I made the camper after seeing this boden shirt and then decided to make a mini quilt out of it.

I joined in on the Old Red Barn Quilt Along again. This time it’s Granny squares. Yay! This quilt is Jolene’s creation and she has a great tutorial for it.

I am almost done with my swoon quilt! YAY! It is Christmas Gift for my in-laws, yes from this past Christmas. Sheepishly hangs head.  I joined the swoon along when I started my own Swoon quilt which is only half way done, so I will be an active part of that group for awhile still.

Lastly, I still am making string blocks when I need a break from other stuff. I can make 4-6 blocks in one hour depending on how ambitious I am. This picture is a bit old. It is now 7 x 6 rows. I learned this technique from Ashley’s tutorial at Film in the Fridge.

So that’s what I am working on right now, among toddler fun, household activities, some hand stitching projects, and ordering Flea Market Fancy Fabric in a Frenzy. Say that five times fast. ;)


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