Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mis-counted. I guess one will have a border after all.

Mis-counted. I guess one will have a border after all.

My A blocks are done.

My A blocks are done. by aviva_hadas
My A blocks are done., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

My A blocks are done.

At the Miami Zoo

At the Miami Zoo by aviva_hadas
At the Miami Zoo, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I'm about to start sewing - just have to get off the computer.

I spent far too long shopping for fabric already this morning! It takes just as long to remove as it does to add fabric - go figure. At the end of the day I got scrap bags instead of 1/2 yards. Hopefully that will give me more variety & more useable pieces. (I really wanted to buy fat quarters or even long quarters...)

& I am going to some Amish shops on Monday...

They went here yesterday.

IMAG0163 by aviva_hadas
IMAG0163, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

While I huddled inside hiding from the snow/freezing rain/hail/sleet/whatever they actually called that frozen precipitation.

I did sew. I finished the purple B blocks & started the A blocks! (I even finished 2 A blocks.)

Monday, December 24, 2012

He's in Florida in short sleeves, I have snow.

That about sums it up...

Meanwhile, I have pressed my units. Not sure why I procrastinate that job? I should treat it like my workout. Get up, get dressed, go to the gym, do it & then have the rest of the day to do whatever...

Second set of B blocks. Also in need of a good pressing.

Second set of B blocks. Also in need of a good pressing.

I have a pressing issue. Pun intended!

I have a pressing issue. Pun intended!

It's snowing!

It's snowing! by aviva_hadas
It's snowing!, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

It's snowing!

Cat on a quilt

Cat on a quilt by aviva_hadas
Cat on a quilt, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Cat on a quilt

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Where did it all go wrong?

So I finished my B Blocks & realized that my A block border was not going to be what I envisioned, so I decided to make a second quilt.

I did some math & boy oh boy was I wrong!
I have all of my sets ready to piece the second set of B blocks & some of the ones for the A blocks, but it did not "look" like enough & there were quite a few "sets of 3" left over...

I need 200 more squares! I have no idea how I was so far off. I figured from this box, I only needed roughly 200 - which I promptly added. Oh well, I have the scraps...

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Untitled by aviva_hadas
Untitled, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Untitled by aviva_hadas
Untitled, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Party time.

Party time. by aviva_hadas
Party time., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Party time.

Scrap vomit border or...

Quilt 2! This is enough for 24 A blocks.
But a 70 x 96-ish quilt only uses 17 A blocks. That leaves 7x49 or 343 printed squares for B blocks. (There are 18 B blocks & they would use @ 29 printed squares or 522 in total, luckily I have a bin full of more squares!)
While I am doing math at 6 in the morning, I need to pull about 179 squares out of that bin.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gee

DSCF8856 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8856, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Picture a scene...
Mommy in bed drfiting off to sleep while watching a little youtube on her laptop. In the background she can see the faint glow of light & the faint sound of reading in the next room.

Husband hears the same thing and says, "Should I tell him to go to bed?" Mommy replies, "yes." moments before she drifts off to sleep.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

2 B blocks down 15 to go (started).

My fingers got ahead of me & I missed "blogger" when uploading this picture. (Which is why I took the photo of the other B block.)

Since this has a definite pattern, I decided to do these first. :o)

The other B block.

The other B block. by aviva_hadas
The other B block., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

The other B block.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hanukkiah

Hanukkiah by aviva_hadas
Hanukkiah, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Hanukkiah

My big helper.

My big helper. by aviva_hadas
My big helper., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

My big helper.

12

So I went to Wikipedia trying to find something interesting & relevant...

They have an interesting article on 12 discussing many different 12 items from the etymology of the word twelve to art theory & games.

They I went to try to find a "this day in history" angle.

Not a darn thing worth mentioning :o) (I was hoping for something cool on December 12, 1912...)
Someone famous enough to be mentioned in wikipedia (Geoffrey, Archbishop of York) was born on December 12, 1212 - I wonder if that was as cool then a it is now?

As an aside, I haven't been "in" blogger in so long it is completely foreign to me - I hope this works.

Happy 12-12-12!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rhapsody likes my quilt.

Rhapsody likes my quilt. by aviva_hadas
Rhapsody likes my quilt., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

Rhapsody likes my quilt.

I'm not sure...

DSCF7565.JPG by aviva_hadas
DSCF7565.JPG, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

why I am on a Baltimore Album kick lately, but this is pretty much how I will arrange my blocks - I think.

(I have 5 blocks, I'm not going to add sashing, & I amy or may not add a border.)

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

Can you tell...

DSCF8505 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8505, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

She doesn't want to have anything to do with him?

I think if I were gone for something like 24 hours that she would go to one of the males for some attention. If I'm around - no go!

So while the boys are in Florida, she will be happy as a clam. (Until I forget to feed her, give her water, or change her box. I am such a bad momma, but they love me anyway.)

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Banana bread 3 ways

Banana bread 3 ways by aviva_hadas
Banana bread 3 ways, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

I have to get this down before I forget.

Last night after dinner I took a slice of banana bread. I was told by my resident 3 footer that banana bread is only for breakfast & snack.

He had a definite list of 3 things that are for dessert - cupcakes & two other things...
(not pie) So I asked, "What about pie?" The he agreed that pie is dessert too & he waxed on poetically about cherry pie.

The best part, I am not sure that he has ever had cherry pie!

He did not have a slice - which also suprised me. (They are all officially past 1/2 gone by now.)

ugh

DSCF8648 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8648, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

While it is a supremely horrible photo, this is the whole quilt for the close-up that I shared yesterday. The acorn block is the lower left block.

I kind of want to work on my BAQ - I'm sure by the time I get home in the evening that feeling will have subsided. I usually does. Heck I have a pile of strips that I need to sub-cut into squares & I haven't done that. I mention that because while I may not be sewing, I have been cutting.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

If you...

DSCF8649 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8649, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

need to feel inadequate about yout quilting, embroidery, or applique skills, just go to a quilt show. This was a local show mind you not a big juried affair with huge pots of prize money...

Luckily my BAQ does not have any acorns or I would be feeling super inadequate right now... All those french knots are rather perfect for an acorn though...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Alas...

DSCF8651 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8651, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

My Baltimore Album will not have quilting like this. It will be long armed & then it probably won't be "super fancy."

I do love this type of quilting though... I just have to piece something worthy - know what I mean?

Maybe my cat applique - nah.

Monday, December 03, 2012

I have a thing for...

DSCF8669 by aviva_hadas
DSCF8669, a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.

New York Beauty quilts.

I love them! But I will never make one... So I photograph them a lot.

In the camera rests a cute shot of my little reader. Not so cut at 10 p.m. which is several hours after his bed time & several hours after his mommy was fast asleep, he had 1/2 the books off of the book case in his room...

Sunday, December 02, 2012