Monday, July 30, 2012

Finally Finished!!!

I don't know why it took me so long to finish the binding on my very first quilt. Binding just kind of seemed to intimidate me for some silly reason. I was forced to get the 
"Chariot" Quilt done by a certain time and the binding was no big whoop. I also enjoy doing handwork while I watch T.V.  So why do we let things intimidate us or are "afraid" to try new things? It's so ridiculous and I'm glad that I have things that will stretch and pull me and cause me to grow :) 

 Look at all that binding! I think I miss calculated just a tad haha. 

Happy Monday!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My baby turned 6 today!!

Just a quick post about my little getting a little not so little ;)  He is all about Spider-Man and so that was the cake he wanted. I stayed up until 2am finishing this one.  And I think he loved it :) 
Happy 6th Birthday Ian!!! Mommy loves you!!!

My Challenge Block for our Guild Meeting.


We had a very fun challenge at The Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild Meeting this month. We all received a fat quarter of the focus fabric and were allowed to use up to three solids. The block had to end up being 12 1/2" X 12 1/2".  This was a lot of fun, because you didn't know what everyone else was going to do.  I decided I wanted to try a block I have never done before. I started looking at Cathedral Windows online and found this awesome blog called Spotted Stone and her tutorial for them. This was such a fun thing to work on, it was like fabric origami. 

Once I got the block made, I then had to add some boarders to get it up to size. I love how it turned out. My husband said he would love a quilt made out of the windows. I'll have to add that to my ever growing list :)

You guys have a great day! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Long over due post!

I finished the Chariot Quilt the first week in July and I'm just getting around to posting about it. I have been working on so many projects that blogging has taken a back seat. I have lots to talk about though :) So I decided to carry the quilting out to the boarders and really love how it turned out. 

 Belly looks so tiny in this picture. She's becoming my quilting buddy and hangs out with me whenever I'm at my machine.

 So this was probably the most annoying thing about quilting large diamonds. I'm sewing alone everything is looking good and then swerve....what the heck just happened!! Then I take a look - huh do you think it's that noticeable? haha 

I'm still pretty new to quilting and really haven't figured out the tricks of picking up where you left off. So I had to rip out the whole diamond I was working on and start again. GRRRR 

 What is this? Do you see the needle and the loop behind it? Why?  I just used the back of my ripper and pulled each stick up to the needle. Thank goodness that worked. 

So I thought that was the worst until I finished quilting the whole thing and then flipped it over to see the back. ;( Seriously? Live and learn. I had done enough ripping and had enough. Hopefully the wash will take care of that. 

The binding went on fine phew and I finished it up with a fun label. 

I really enjoyed doing the HST and want to make another one for sure. Maybe I'll use my Christmas Charms and do one for us.   

Packed up and delivered. I love giving stuff away that I made, but it's a little like giving up a child hahah. Just kidding :)
I hope you guys are having a lovely weekend.
January T

Monday, July 9, 2012


Good morning I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! I'm sure alot of you know about this, but there is a twitter chat every Tuesday night #talknt. It's a lot of fun and they have prizes :) This week it's sponsored by Bernina USA. Come and join us in the chat if you can. Here is the her blog if you want to check it out 
 Talkin Tuesdays. Now to our winner. picked number 52.  I don't know why it shows max 100 and I don't know why it's stretched. I need to take a class on blogger hahah.

True Random Number Generator  52

Today our visiting niece told us she is crazy about purple. Shortly thereafter I discovered my stash is low on purple, lilac, lavender, etc. Time for a trip to my LQS.

Congrats Beth! I'll be contacting her in a bit.
 I'm getting my sew on this week while the kids are at Grandmas. They have a fun filled week planed and so do I :) I hope to get a lot accomplished this week, will see what I can get done. I hope you guys have an amazing week and will talk to you soon. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Now for the fun!!

I would have posted this yesterday like I intended, but I had a horrible migraine all day :( 
Today has been a much better day!! 
This month's giveaway is three Fat Quarters of Lucy's Crab Shack.

I really love the dots!! 
To enter just leave a comment about your fabric stash. What's your favorite color or what your lacking. I am in need of yellows and yellow oranges. I really need to add some to my stash. The giveaway will end on Saturday the 7th and I will randomly choose a winner on Sunday the 8th using I hope you guys are having a wonderful summer and good luck!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Giveaway Tomorrow

A short post to let you know I just got home from my vacay and I will post about the giveaway tomorrow. I hope you guys are having a wonderful day!!!