Saturday, January 17, 2009

Eureka, I Found My Sewing Room!!

There really has not been much quilting going on around here since Christmas. I think it's about this time every year where my mojo takes a bit of a break. In fact Nan and I have been discussing that and decided that both are mojo's were out goofing off together. Ok, enough is a enough and I actually had a bit of production here!!!

When I saw this pattern, well I just had to make it...it had me at the giant rick rack.....tooooo cute!!! The pattern is This Takes The Cake from Sandy Gervais. Her patterns are always so much fun, and this one was so fast and easy, all out of 2 charm packs...actually the pattern calls for one charm pack and some extra yardage. I didn't have the extra yardage so I finagled what I needed from a second charm pack and made my border squares a bit bigger. I plan to do some back art on the back with some of the remaining charm squares and even make a small table topper. There was a piece of wool felt left over from Luke's Christmas stocking, so that's what I used for the heart. Next I finished up block 6 and 7 for The Designer Block Of The Month from Fat Quarter Quilt Shop. Good thing, because this afternoon block number 8 arrived. I have really enjoyed making these blocks. Now I am very tempted to sign up for next Designer BOM.


Here's a Christmas table topper that I pieced and had quilted but never got the binding on. I am planning on this being my January finish up project. We will be watching some football tomorrow so this will be the perfect project for that. May Britt and Kris have this wonderful challenge going to finish up a project a month and I am hoping by Monday to add it to my sidebar January finish!

What a great surprise I had today. I received a phone call from Lorraine in Australia. We had such a wonderful talk. It sounded like she was right next door. I have been a follower of her blog for a long time and to actually have a phone visit was so fun. It was just like talking to an old friend.
......and this is how we roll at grandma's house!!! Yes, that is a rope tied to the front!!! Baby Polka Dot loves to be pulled around in the kitchen,...but no worry we don't break any speeding laws. We take it nice and easy!!! I am even teaching him how to jump on the bed, with my assistance of course. What happens at grandmas stays at grandmas!!!!! Wishes for lots of quilting going on here and there for you all. Happy Sunday (and Monday over seas) to everyone!

26 comments:

Jackie said...

It looks like you have been productive. I like both your projects. How fantastic is that to get a call from a blogging friend from Austrailia! Cool! I love Luke's little "car". But even better is his bib!

Darlene said...

How much are you having with Luke - so much fun to break the rules at Grandma's. LOL

I'll bet your were thrilled to receive a call from Lorraine. She's a true doll.

And, I adore your new projects - WTG!

Quilt Hollow said...

Lots of fond memories brought back toting that young little man around. My where does the time go?! They are 15 and 19 now. Your Valentine quilt is adorable and I think that wool heart is perfect addition! I'm considering the next Designer BOM too. I didn't do this last one and am love all the blocks I've seen posted. What better what to watch football! LOL

Carla said...

How pretty yours turned out! I have mine almost done. I bought the kit. I found though that mine didn't measure the exact width they called for. It was a little shorter even with a scant quarter. Well, I'll adjust. Love your other blocks too.

mamaspark said...

I'm trying to decide whether to sign up for that BOM also. Let me know what you decide.

Amy said...

I love the cake wall hanging,O how I remember when my kids were young,, sliding them in clothes baskets..he looks like he loves his ride.. thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

I LOVE that quilt and MUST get the pattern. I am a cake decorater and I must make that!! So cute!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Super cute!!! Love that cake and that baby!

Carol said...

Love your cake quilt...Cute as can be...look at that big boy Luke...what fun! I told you this grandma thing is a blast. Have fun sewing.

jen duncan said...

OH that is just the best when the ol' mojo reappears...like falling in love all over again :-) Sweet projects and REALLY sweet grandson there. What a fun age he's at.

Chookyblue...... said...

have you changed your blog look........must catch up on the FQS blocks........and baby luke is growing so quickly.......

Perry said...

Luke is so cute, but I am sure you won't have "the best grandma" status when the parents find out you are teaching him to jump on the bed, lol. Shame on you grandma! Like your birthday quilt...too cute.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Your pink and white quilt is devine love the cake and love heart at the top.Your BOM are coming along too. I think you will make the challenge of finish 1 thing a month easily.
Andrea

Dandelion Quilts said...

Luke looks like he just loves Grandma's house...I would too from the sounds of it! LOL I like that pretty cake quilt...cute!

Freda's Hive said...

Love this pattern/idea. Your new blog look is fabulous. I love it.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Glad you like those meatloaves...I think they are quite yummy!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey I love that cake wallhanging. It's so cute. And what is even cuter is that baby Luke!!! He's just the cutest thing ever Cheryl. But you know that right??

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Jumping on the bed... oh yeah! Gotta teach that one here, too! Have a great week, the cake quilt is wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

The cake quilt is darling. How cool to get the call from Lorraine.

AwtemNymf said...

What a fun Grandma you are! Haha! Cute!
I love your quilt. Aren't those SG fabrics just yummy! I've got that on my wish list and I prefer charms too since I make dotee's! Beautiful and fun quilt! WOohoo!!

Ginger Patches said...

My mojo is out goofing off too!! My neighbor just made that cake hanging too...I just love it! Looks like you've been very productive!

Thimbleanna said...

You're smokin' something if you think your mojo is off! How did you get all that stuff done then??? It all looks great!

Monique said...

Hi,
thank you so much for your lovely visit. I am so glad you came by, now I found your beautiful blog !!!
You make such wonderful things and you must be so proud of your grandchild, so cute !!
have a wonderful day !!!

Threeundertwo said...

Great Valentines quilt, and don't you love those BOM? I saw that they're doing another one and I think I might sign up for that one too. I'm really enjoying this one.

It's so fun to see people making the same thing all over the internet.

Leanne said...

Did you find my waist in your clean up of the sewing room LOL. Wow Luke is growing fast. That GrannyLoz is a gem.

Nan said...

Look at the joy on Luke's face - that picture is worth a thousand words! He is totally adorable. I am very glad you get to have all that grandma time with him.
You're right - that wall hanging does take the cake! It is SO cute.