Ta Da!

My new blog is up!  It’s nothing fancy but considering I learned both WordPress and Photoshop/Illustrator to put it all together myself, I’m pretty darn proud of it.  I already like WordPress much better than Blogger (and I can give a more detailed comparison in a couple weeks, if anyone wants to know).  There are still a couple kinks to work out so bear with me.  I spent a lot of time compiling a list of all the quilts I’ve ever made so take a look around!  The next step is getting my store up which I’m really excited and anxious about.

Last night was this month’s quilt guild meeting and I had a really good time. I was finally able to show off the three quilts I worked on at Lindsey’s a few weeks back and a group of us went out afterwards again for Mexican food. We also received the fabric fr our next challenge! FreeSpirit very graciously donated fat eighth bundles of Jay McCarrol’s Habitat line to our guild and we have to make something by October. I won’t be at that meeting due to the Sewing Summit but I’m excited about this project and seeing what everyone else turns out! I am pretty in love with this line, it’s very 80s, and I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. We can add solids to it only so this might take some thinking!

The drive home from the meeting was awesome. I was driving into a storm and could see the clouds light up with lightening for 40 miles before I actually was in it. Even then there were multiple strikes of lightening from one end of the sky to the other. I love storms and this was one of the best ones I’ve ever seen.  I tried to take pictures but that doesn’t work so well while driving.

I was hoping to get my Single Girl quilt basted so I could take it to Stitch ‘n’ Bitch tonight but that didn’t happen. I did get the back finished this morning and will hopefully get it together in time for a sewing date my friend Caitlin next weekend! I’m really looking forward to hanging out with her. I met her through the guild, she just moved from DC, works at Spoonflower, and seems like an fun person. I’m sure it will be good times.

Speaking of the Single Girl quilt, it’s the last day of the Finish It Up challenge!  I don’t have as many projects finished as I’d set out to complete but I made some definite progress!

1. Ring of fire – no progress – I might scrap it, I haven’t decided.
2. Black White & Red Monster – no progress
3. Large hexagonsfinished!
4. Hexagon scrap quilt – worked on it a lot at the beach, pictures on Wednesday!
5. Hope Valley boy – no progress, still indecisive
6. Single Girl throwfinished!
7. Single Girl queen – back is pieced, ready to be basted
8. Suits & Ties – no progress
9. Selvage spiderwebs – half of the blocks are finished
10. Kona cotton TMQG challengefinished!
11. Tetris mini quiltfinished!
12. Hexagonal Christmas tree skirt – blocks pieced
13. Far Far Away plus quilt finished!

Thanks to Meg for setting this up and congratulations to everyone that participated and crossed some things off the list!  You can always check my WIP tab up top to see what I’m currently working on.

2 thoughts on “Ta Da!

  1. the new site looks amazing! you taught yourself wordpress/photoshop /illustrator? I’m impressed. I would love to hear your thoughts on a blogger vs. wordpress comparison. just received a pattern from spoonflower from a friend in the mail yesterday and working on a dragonfly stuffed animal from it.

    1. Thank you, Sherri! I taught myself the basics I needed to know to get what I wanted accomplished, I wouldn’t say I know Adobe. I will give a little comparison in a couple weeks when I’ve worked with it a bit more. Good luck with the Spoonflower stuff! Our guild toured their space a couple months back and I love what they do. One of these days I’ll get my quilt labels printed by them.

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