Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Another day in the 90's. Another sunny, windy day. Yup, it is summer. 

We were gone most of the past week. I saw the pedorthotist again and I now have insoles for my shoes. One pair is working well but the other isn't so this journey isn't quite over yet. We went to a really funny play and we went to an outdoor wedding at a beautiful location on a bluff. I spent a day at Quilt Camp at Lucky 2B Quilting. Also spent some time with my mom and we found a new favorite place - Red Mango (thanks Polly!). Now we are in the planning stages of a trip - it is time to travel again! Yes, life is beginning to return to 'normal' for us.

I've done a little quilting this week. The Free Motion Quilt Project Quilt Along project this past week was Loopy Line. When I did the practice shapes, I also played a bit with scale.

Up close, you can see the many sizes and shapes of the loops.

This design was easy and I really like the texture it gives to the quilt.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Is the middle of June really this week?

It is almost the middle of June - where does the time go? It's been a while since I've posted - my FIL passed away a week ago and his funeral was Saturday. He lost a painful battle with bone cancer. It's been a very sad and busy time here. 

I haven't done much quilting but I attempted Sew Cal Gal's  2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge for June with Cindy Needham. We quilted a curly line and then filled the spaces with quilting. It was fun and interesting to try.
I am enjoying the FMQ Challenge and look forward to spending more time with this technique in the coming weeks when I have a little more time.

The Free Motion Quilt Along with Leah Day took a hiatus in May. Although I didn't get to do much quilting, I did try to practice my FMQ every few days. The Quilt Along just started up again and this week we are doing Circuit Board. I began at the top with some basic shapes and attempted to put together a random arrangement at the bottom.
I have learned so much from Leah Day. I really am enjoying Free Motion Quilting!

Coming up this week: our 42nd anniversary, a visit to the pedorthotist, a play that we rescheduled, and a wedding. Life just doesn't slow down...

Friday, June 1, 2012

Quilt Square Quilt Along Block 5

I made Block 5 - Trip Around the World - for Jo's Country Junction's Quilt Square Quilt Along at the beginning of May. It's a good thing since this has been a crazy month! This block is from Lori Smith's Quilt Squares Pattern #4. I'm currently working on QOV quilts so once again, I just used fabric that was on my cutting table. I machine quilted this 12" X 12" quilt with double stippling that I learned in the 2012 FMQ Challenge with May expert Leah Day

You might want to head over to Jo's Country Junction and check out all what everyone else did.


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