Tuesday, December 31, 2013

almost there!

We made it to north Carolina. We are about 4 hrs away in Greensboro. So far everything has been going good. We even picked up some couches! We will be ringing in the new year here and then continue to jacksonville tomorrow. The kids are having a good time as well as there is a pool here! I have been playing around with the mystery quilt too! So much fun!
I found a way to make a cross. Still don't know what BOnnie has in mind though! For other peoples progress and guesswork go to http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-5.html?m=1

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

good morning from Colorado!

Yes we made it to colorado. It was a long trip though. The truck broke  down in Norco, so we had to spend a night in a motel :( . 2000$ later and we were on the road. By the time we got to Utah the trailer was Having Issues! We managed to sell it and move on.  It started snowing in the pass, but we still made pretty good time. As for the mystery I have only made about 20 four patches because I have been enjouing winter!

Monday, December 16, 2013

The pinwheels might save me!

It is time for the third clue in the mystery quilt! Pinwheels!
I was happy about the clue because my two other clues didn't go very well together, this was confirmed by my husband as he looked at them with a meh face. When I asked him he said they looked good on their own but not together! uh I had no plans on remaking them so I was just hoping for something that might tie them together,.. pinwheels is excellent for that!
I have seen a lot of fun layouts and I am getting very excited about it! Check them out here

Here is my progress!

Due to limited amount of time I have only made 4 pinwheels! And next week I am bringing the quilting on the road!
That is right! This will be a trans american quilt, started in California and finished in North Carolina!
The movers are coming to inspect today. They will officially be moving us on wednesday and we head for Colorado on friday!
After christmas we will be driving to North Carolina!
Wish us luck :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chevron time!

Chevron time! This friday Bonnie Hunter revealed her second clue in the mystery quilt celtic solstice!
I am LOVING the chevrons. So many possibilities! the plot thickens ;)
I realized that I had made an error when these instructions came out, I had originally picked the pink to go instead of the yellow... well... It turned out I put it where the orange is supposed to go..
This means that the orange will have to substitute the yellow.. oh my! If I can just remember to switch them throughout the quilt I think I should be ok!
( One big indicator of my mistake should have been the large amount of orange in the link up on the last clue lol) ... well well.. I will keep on quilting!

Here is the link to see how other quilters are tackling the mystery :) http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/12/celtic-solstice-mystery-monday-link-up.html

 Just loving the combo and the chevrons..

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas party!

Lately things have been hectic around the house! I guess it is dawning on me that we are moving in two weeks.
Today was a nice relaxed day, exactly what I needed after a long stressful week.
It was my quilt class holiday potluck! Each year I look forward to our potlucks, these ladies makes some good food! I have been truly blessed while here in California, I have some of the best friends.
Because I am leaving the ladies made me a quilt :) And let me tell you : it is beautiful! Look at those colors! It is so balanced and bold, something I struggle with in my own quilting.It is a truly amazing gift that I can cherish and remember each of the ladies by! Their own inddividual style and personality is in their block and it is just stunning! And yes, the block on the upper left is actually a dresden variation! ( my quilt teacher JoAnn made it!)

 I had made pincushions for the ladies, they got to pick their fav :)
Also my swoon came back from my quilter Sandy! Looking great I really like the feathers, and until I make another big quilt this one is going on our bed! yay,, I just love pink!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Celtic Solstice!

The mystery has begun! This year I am partaking in a mystery quilt! Every week there will be clues posted and hundreeds of people are sewing along! yay.. This is the linkup for this weeks progress! http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2013/12/celtic-solstice-mystery-monday-link-up-1.html

Here is my progress.. The instructions call for blue and yellow.. Looked in the stash,, no yellow. However,, I have A TON of pink.. so pink it is, I actually decided to change all colors but one, we will see how that turns out. It is always a gamble to change colors, but these are my colors and if it doesn't work out, well then I have reduced my stash lol..
 The best thing about a scrap quilt is that the fabrics remind me of the quilts they came from and the people that recieved them :)
These are going to be my colors..red orange pink and brown. The background is one color.. The reason? I bought 2 yards of butter cream fabric a while back ago.. This turned out to be a mistake! Buttercream does not go with anything!! It is just too yellow. But so far so good in this quilt!.. Also I think my quilt will be more of a tequila sunrise than a celtic solstice lol..
I also made another french general quilt. I am waiting to get the border fabric until after the big move!
3 more weeks! yikeess time flies. The good thing is that the military will move us, so they will pack our stuff,, still it feels weird to sit in a house with no moving boxes at all knowing that in 3 weeks we will be moving across the country!