Monday, September 15, 2014

We Now Return You...

to a regularly scheduled blog post.
There are a lot of projects I would like to finish up:
the Metro Rings Wedding Quilt for Jon and Rebecca has top priority for quilting though.
(newly weds are so much fun to watch begin their lives!)
I worked faithfully on this and it's almost done...a couple of weeks off to heal a shoulder that didn't quite feel right after a L.O.T. of quilting on this bad boy.
While taking a break, I did manage to choose some fabric for a quilt for our youngest, Ben.
Not my usual colors, but then again, I'm not a teenaged boy.
 The week before the wedding, Jon moved from our house into he and Rebecca's new apartment.
Which meant Chris and Ben now had their own rooms.
Which meant painting the ceilings.  And the walls.  Choosing a new head board, dresser, desk, rugs and things to hang on their walls.  Plus replacing blinds so old, they exploded into individual blades when I attempted to clean them.
Scared the crap out of me to have about a gazillion long, sharp aluminum things flying through the air!
Huge thanks to the Hubs for installing new ones this weekend!
Pinterest had an awesome Amy Smart quilt that I fell in love with.
It was in a huge inspiration for my color choices.  I added some darker colors to match a new desk and a more "manly" man son who is now in high school.
I used this tutorial for a 12" finished block.
Love the easy math and quick chain piecing of this block.
Linking up with women who never cease to inspire me and make me want to sew something beautiful:


  1. 'Tis lovely to have you back in the land of blog. I did giggle at your attempts to clean those flying glad you lived to tell the tale! Your Churn Dash quilt is going to look a treat. Love your fabric choices.

  2. The metro rings wedding quilt is wonderful! Love the colors :) and your CD quilt is looking awesome! Great color/fabric choices!

  3. Your metro rings are stunning! I want to see more photos of it!
    Church dash quilts are great -- good luck with yours!

  4. love the color you choose for your churn dash blocks. I am sure Ben will really love it.

  5. Every metro rings I see is so different, Love the fabrics in blue- very lucky couple

  6. beautiful quilts!! I have a churn dash quilt waiting for me to quilt

  7. Your metro rings wedding quilt is stunning...beautiful piecing. I'm still working up the nerve to use my Quick Curve Ruler!!!! LOL...the churn dash blocks are beautiful...they are one of my fave's. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  8. Love your metro ring quilt! The colors are perfect together :) love your churn dash blocks too!

  9. I've started the Metro rings quilt (2 1/2 blocks so far) and isn't it just great! I fell in love with your pull for your sons quilt, and those churn dash blocks are a perfect choice. Sounds like your household has had a busy time lately... glad you have managed to get some sewing done!


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