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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Getting there

Three things to be happy about:
(1) baseball trivia
(2) continuous learning
(3) a gift that is truly a surprise

Do you like my new calendar over on the right?  Does it cause the page to load too sloooooow?  If so, I can easily remove it, just let me know.  It's a cute little add-on but I don't really need it - give me feedback!

Yesterday was the first day of the Die Cut Scrap (Make Later) Along over on the Love Bug site.  She's giving a very good overview of what we'll be doing, along with the schedule - check it out! 

Also yesterday I got all of the bug jars pieced, they'll make a cute quilt!

The original pattern called for a 1-1/4" bottom strip, but when I did the test block I used a 2-1/2" strip by mistake.  I realized it didn't make a whit of difference, the bigger size will help make the overall size of the quilt longer (which is what I need), so its a win-win situation.

I just have to decide on the layout, make the bottom border, then piece them together and I'm all set.  This really is an easy block to make - you gotta love easy blocks!

And as if I don't have enough to do...
I'm joining in on the Hello Moon quilt along, it looks like fun!

This calls for a strata of 9 different greys for the moons, so while I was out yesterday I picked up some 1/8 yards  pieces to add with what I already have.  Also, I found this nice piece of Kaufman fabric in my stash that will do nicely for the background.
They look nice together!  I'm already behind by four months, so I'll play catch up soon.

That's what I'm up to, have a great Tuesday... sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. I had no problems with the new calendar. It's cute. I've always liked the bug jar pattern your blocks are great.

  2. Your new calendar made no problems for me. Love the bug jar! Great fabrics pulled for 'Moon' - I haven't started this one yet - need more Steam-a-Seam 2 .

  3. Love the bug jars. ANOTHER quilt I have to make....sigh.
    No problem with the calendar which I think is very neat. And I love those grays with that blue. Going to be beautiful.

  4. The calendar is great, no problems. I love the bug jars, that will make some kid happy. Where in the would did you go for fabric yesterday? I was stuck her at work wish I could go to a fabric store.

  5. LOVE the bug jars! Too darn cute! That little boy will love it when he's older. Yay for fabric shopping!

  6. Love the gray fabrics. The calendar is cute.


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