Well I dropped the ball on my monthly report in April. I had meant to write the post, and the next thing I knew it was halfway through May! How time flies sometimes!
Goose graduated preschool this month, and I promise that I didn't cry too much. How is it possible that my first born is going to be a kindergartner in August?!? M is no longer the shy little girl she used to be, those fabled Terrible Twos are in full swing, and Little Man cut 4 teeth! Handsomepants is also helping me revamp the laundry room by building a new surround for the utility sink. He's the best!
But enough about the family, let's talk quilting!
The 2017 New Quilters Blog Hop ended 😭 It was hosted by name,name,and name, and was an absolute blast! I met so many wonderfully talented quilters out in the blogosphere. I also found many friends on Instagram (check them out for yourself), a platform that I'm relatively new to, and it immediately became my favorite social media site. I think my favorite part is being made jealous of everyone else's fabric and it keeps me motivated to create more. If you're interested in seeing any of the other bloggers in my blog hop "hive" click here to see my introduction or just follow these links:
Samantha Dorn at Aqua Paisley Studio
Andrea Hokanson at Goofin' Off Around the Block
Emily Leachman at The Darling Dogwood
Vivian Gutierrez at Quilting With Vivian
Nancy Bekedam at Grace and Peace Quilting
Kathy Bruckman at kathyskwiltsandmore
April Adams at JANDABendQuilts
Gail Sheppard at Quilting Gail
Amy Gerlich at AmyScrapSpot
Nicole Hannah at Handwrought Quilts
Barbara Bremner at Crazy Red Quilts
Gina Smith at Quilts and Cakes
Kara Zevchik at Sunshine Kwilts
Sharon Denney Parcel at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Becca Fenstermaker at Pretty Piney
Gwen Sager at Tillalili
Wendy Tuma at Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life
Overall in April and May I did alright with keeping up my blogging, I hope you all weren't too let down, although I realized that I did way more quilting than blogging! If you missed any of my previous posts, here's the links:
RESOLUTION: FINISH 12 WIPS
I kind of moved backwards on this resolution. I did make progress on finishing some WIPs like A&H's Wedding Quilt and the Baby Cathedral Window Quilt. But I did add some more WIPs to the pile, but I suppose that's the curse of a quilters, your work is never done and what a happy curse it is!
RESOLUTION: JOIN 3 QALS
The Quilters Planner QAL has been plugging along and fingers crossed I keep up the pace! I plan on posting all blocks in their appropriate times, all 52 of them!
I also kicked some serious butt on the Vintage Farmer Girls blocks, I have one block from the book left to make, and about 5 block spaces left in the layout I have planned. Lori Holt has some more blocks she's designed on her blog, and I'm still deciding which ones I want to incorporate into my quilt.
The Blue Bird Flour fabric I'm thinking of incorporating somehow to give the quilt a more "authentic" feel from when feed sacks were more commonly used for quilting fabric.
I am very excited about the Vintage Farmer Girl quilt, this one is mine and I've never made myself a quilt before. I'm thinking about a pink sashing and boarder with a dark binding, maybe black or blue, I don't know, and I still need to decide on a backing too. I think that means I need to go fabric shopping!