Monday, August 26, 2013

I've been updating my family room over the last few months.  I don't share pictures of it very often.  Just little tid bits here and there.  Because, although I have about a million windows in my house, I can't seem to get enough light in to get some good pictures.  I really wish I had some better photography skills, but I don't.  Hopefully someday :)  Anyways, it's still not finished but the main parts are done.  

The two sofas, the recliner (for the man of the house), the ottoman...then the second ottoman (the fabric on the first one kept pulling the top cushion off center so we had it replaced.  It had more teal and brown in it but luckily I found another fabric that I thought worked with my color scheme.  Unfortunately, my pillows just look a little out of place now :)

 I'm loving some table space to finally be able to display more family photos.

And well.  After all this, I decided we needed a new snuggle quilt for watching TV with.

So, I decided to use my pattern, Square Dance.  I almost quadrupled the size and now it's big enough for even my 6' 3" husband.  

Minky on the back was of course a necessity.

This pattern is charm pack friendly.  And I like that although the blocks aren't huge, it still works well to showcase some of those bigger print fabrics.

If this tickles your fancy and you want to make one too...hop on over to my Etsy Shop where you can use this coupon code (SQUAREDANCE) to receive 20% off a Square Dance pattern of your own!  

*Coupon is good till the end of the month.

And hey, if you didn't know ~ I now have digital patterns available for quick and easy download!

Oh.  And did I mention that I collected so much fabric for this quilt that I decided to make up some charm packs?  There are only two left though so snatch them up soon if you're interested!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed seeing a little peak into my never-ending work in progress ~ my home :)

Happy quilting!

One Last Hoorah and Some Fabric

Friday, August 23, 2013

 My trip to Big Sky Country was wonderful.
I got to visit with two of the best sisters in the world.
We had such a blast river rafting, boating, hiking, eating and laughing (all with kids in tow).

During one of our "mommy/sister" excursions we stopped in to a cute little fabric store in Missoula.  The Selvedge Studio is a quaint store but packed with lots of charm!  I'd seen it several times over the last few years and am sure glad I decided to stop in this time!  In fact, I'm pretty sure I shocked my little sis with how quickly I could accumulate a dozen bolts of fabric. 

 I picked up a few cuts of these fun prints (1/3 yard cuts to be precise). 

As well as 1 yard cuts of these beauties.  Who knows what I'll make with them but it was fun to mix up the stash a little.  And for me, fabric is the perfect souvenir :)

 The second the kids and I got home from Montana, we freshened up and headed off to "Back to School Night" to meet the kids' teachers.  It looks like it's going to be a great school year!  Tuesday, it was time for them to make their way to school (yellow bus style).

I sure love these guys.  And I'm sure going to miss them.  
But it's time for momma to get some work done around here!

How are you feeling about Summer winding down?  Excited?  Sad?  Is anything going to change with your schedule?  What are you looking forward to?  Well, I hope your summer was as good as ours!

Happy quilting!

Farming...On the Home Stretch

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Curiosity got the best of me this weekend.  
While working on some "have to" projects Saturday afternoon, I decided I needed a little break and started wondering how close I was to reaching my goal of making a red and white (twin size) Farmer's Wife quilt.

This little pile confirmed that I have a whopping 72 six-inch Farmer's Wife blocks to my name!  Yay!  Only 11 more to go!  
So I whipped up 4 more easy ones that night.

#55 Linoleum and #44 Gentleman's Fancy 

#80 Single Wedding Star and #3 Basket

 I had lots of fun making them and only need 7 more now.  Yay!  
I'm so close I can taste it!

My momentum fizzled just a bit that night though (since my printer is out of ink and I still need to print out a few more templates and I'm heading out of town for a sisters and kids trip to Montana today).  So, things will have to resume next week.

So are you still farming???  Do you feel like your progress is a little dormant? Maybe it's time to just check your status.  It might give you the kick in the pants you need :)  Make a goal with me.  Mine is 7 blocks in 2 weeks.  What's yours?