I was so wrong. Our trip was AMAZING! The weekend felt 2 weeks long and we are so relaxed. The kids had non-stop fun. We honestly spent every moment possible at the pool and water slide from sun up to way past sun down. I love my family! Thanks for being such good kiddos. And congrats to my hubby for coaching his special olympics baseball team into 1st place. Hooray!
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Here’s to another do. Good Stitches charity block for the month of March. This block is completely representative of my March 2011. It’s been one block after another and I can only remember bits of it all. One wedding after another, oral surgeries, ortho appointments, spring break, mainland visitors, 100 cupcake order for a sweet birthday boy…it’s been one NONE STOP CRAZY MONTH! Although, this weekend finishes the 2nd wedding, luckily it is accompanied by a mini family vacation at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay in Kona, Hawaii. Aw, sweet joy! Bring on the 200 ft water slide that will entertain the kids while I sip a Mai Tai pool side. Yeah that’s so not going to happen, but a girl can dream right? No, it’s going to be, “WATCH THIS MOM”, “I’M HUNGRY MOM”, and “WHERE’S THE BAND-AIDS?” Isn’t that how all family vacations are? TOTALLY EXHAUSTING. Regardless, I won’t need to clean the house this weekend or make breakfast, lunch, and dinner…hooray!
Bits & Blocks was really enjoyable for me. I chose to use a lighter grey with mustardy yellow fabrics. Yellow fabric leaning towards green vs. orange was requested, but I had none. I even went to the local fabric store and NADA! Truthfully, I did try, but it’s wasn’t in the cards for me. And in the end, the colors really do it for me. I just hope they blend in well with the rest of the group’s fab creations. I loved loved this
rectangle square. I’ll be using it in a quilt I started last night. Check out the bits & blocks tutorial here.
Bits & Blocks
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1 Super Hot & Willing Hubby
1 Scrap 1/4″ Plywood
1 Large Square of Heavyweight Flannel (preferably light in color, but I can’t be picky out in the middle of the pacific ocean)
Contact Cement (any good spay adhesive is fine. we build cabinets & fabricate countertops for a living…so don’t mind us)
Waiting approximately 5-10 minutes until the “sticky” is gone.
So there you have it…my new quilt design board for less than $5.00 bucks of fabric & scraps we had lying around the shop. Thank you to my sweet husband who, amazingly, is always happy & quick to jump to my
almost every whim. Seriously, he’s wonderful…no eye rolling at all!
I eagerly shoved the board into my Xterra & headed home. A quick vacuum & clean up was in order before my sewing lesson started. Once home and sewing room cleaned, I found the ONLY wall in my room that could host a 45″ X 45″ board. I need a bigger wall because this board is just too short, but will do for now. In situations where you don’t want to leave your quilting project on the floor, a quilt design board is a great alternative. Just stick your fabric onto the board and save yourself from breeze, pets, little feet, and not to mention back pain. My needs are a bit different. I was expecting my “student” to piece together her quilt. Being that she wouldn’t be working on it consistently, I wanted to be able to tuck it away when I was using my room without dismantling her layout. This works! If you are contemplating making a board yourself I have one suggestion: DO IT! And secondly, have someone patient there to help you get the fabric on nice and tight.
Have fun y’all
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