I hope that wherever you live that you are enjoying some nice spring weather?! Here in central Pennsylvania we are still waiting….can you believe that it snowed just last Friday? I keep looking for buds on the trees, but still nothing. Oh well, at least the Robins are back so that is a good sign ;).
This week I have a lot of little disconnected items to share…no theme…just ramblings. So this will be totally familiar to my dear hubby..hahahaha.
Okay, first off, I want to share a great deal for my blog followers: Last summer I received the sweetest little tea cozy from my friend Diane as a house warming present for our new home.
Isn’t it darling with those little tiny quilts hanging on the line? Anyway, Diane has developed a pattern for it and it is now in her shop. And as my readers, she is generously offering you a discount of $2 off each and every pattern you buy from her! Just use the code ‘farmhouse’ at checkout. Personally I think this would make a great Mother’s Day present! You can find the pattern by going here: https://lookoutmountainquilter.com/shop/.
Have you been following along with the APQ UFO challenge? I had every intention of following along…I made a list…got started on the one for January and made a little bit of progress…then along came February and I got started on that one….March’s project I went and found….haven’t touched it yet…you can see this is not going well. HOWEVER, I am starting and finishing lots of other projects!
I started this sweet scrappy project ( rather than organizing my scraps, I decided just to use a whole bunch of the ones in my “strings” bucket). It used a lot of scraps and I love how happy it turned out. The binding is finished and now it needs a wash and a dry to get that nice crinkly look I prefer. And of course I need to add a label ;).
I shared this free pattern by Pat Sloan.
I have a HUGE collection of charm squares that have just been sitting in a basket so this was the perfect project for those. I changed up the pattern a bit ( I omitted the borders and just made 4 stars), and made this top in about 2 days. Super simple, quick, and easy…just the way I like my patterns ;). This one is almost done being machine quilted and then just needs the binding put on. (And a label…I can’t forget a label! )
Another free pattern that I found was this PLUS pillow.
I have a thing for pluses and crosses, if you didn’t know already ;). Anyway, I HAD to make the pillow of course. Super quick and easy…even with some big stitch hand quilting thrown in! I liked this project so much that I decided I needed to make another one, which I did.
For the people in my FB group I decided to run another Quilt As You Go tutorial. So making those blocks and making the videos has been taking some of my time as well ( as well as that of our 11 year old who has been the best at recording and editing for me~thank you Luke!)
And finally, we are having part of our basement finished into a bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room. I am super excited about the laundry room especially because this will be my first! I have had my laundry in an unfinished basement, a mudroom/entry from the garage, and a closet, but never in its own dedicated room. It is not going to be a big room and it doesn’t have any windows so it won’t be a bright space, but I’m planning on making it as beautiful as possible. So this past weekend, I picked out a tile floor and paint color and we got busy painting.
I just love, love the color on the wall! And I’m so excited about the tile because when you put them together they form a secondary pattern that to me looks like a quilt!
I cannot wait for this room to be done ( well, I want the whole project to be done because I am tired of having construction crews here) and I will share more pics when it is all finished.
By now you probably understand the very appropriate title of this blog post, don’t you?!
I can’t wait until next week when I’m planning on sharing a new project that I just pulled out this week…I am so excited to work on it!
Until next time~happy creating!