Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival!

I'm so excited to be participating again in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival! Last year I was so inspired by all the quilts.  I can't wait to look through them this time around (and maybe actually see ALL of them).

In spring I saw a few "scruffily" quilts and instantly fell in love.  I modified it a bit (only did two layers instead of 3), but love how it turned out!! It's made with Moda pre-cuts (the Wrapped in Paisley line) so I was able to assemble the top in about an hour.  I did free motion quilting on each of the center squares and then through the seams on the large squares.

This quilt was a gift for a friend so I embroidered (free hand so it's not perfect) this phrase in the lower right hand corner: "Blessed is the home that welcomes a friend." I wanted it to be cozy and warm so I backed it with chocolate flannel.

I can't wait to do another scruffily quilt!! I didn't think I would like the raw edges as much but I just love it! It's my new favorite and SUPER easy!!

After the quilt arrived at her house, this is the post that she wrote about it (with a full picture of it).
Now go visit the festival and be inspired!

Friday Funnies

The girls were a total crack up this week (and I remembered to email the "funnies" to myself)!

Driving home from school, the girls noticed a man struggling to get his sweatshirt over his head. 
Skylar: Mommy, that man is stuck!
Reagan: He wouldn't be stuck if he took his helmet off before putting his sweatshirt on.
Me: Uh baby....that's not a helmet.  He's bald.  
Reagan: But it's so shiny!
Skylar was playing with her baby doll.  Overheard from the other room:
Skylar: Oh Kayta, you're such a challenge sometimes.  But I still love you and your little watermelonhead.  (In her defense, our watermelons from the garden this year were about the size of her baby's head). 
Later on that day while she was playing with Kayta, she came running into the room.
Skylar: Look mommy! See the necklace I made for Kayta out of beads!?
Me: Yes, she looks so fancy! What's the occasion?
Skylar: We were in the rainbow parade! People were walking wearing rainbow colors and carrying rainbow flags and wearing lots of rainbow beads.  It was SO fun!! I wish it was real!
ummmm, at what point do I fill her in that rainbow parades really DO exist?? :)
I put a little chapstick on Bailey because it's been so dry and windy.  Ten seconds after putting it on her, she says, "Mommy, can I have more lips please?"
Bailey has been asking to watch "Ginger Bears" for a while and we finally figured out that she means Berenstain Bears!
Skylar and Bailey were playing one night and Skylar tells Bailey, "Look what I brought you from my trip! I know you wanted it but it wasn't on sale yet so I bought it for you.  All the way from China!"
It is true that most toys they own say "Made in China." :) I think it's even funnier that she knows we don't buy things until they go on sale. :)
We went to the pumpkin patch last week and my mom bought Cinnamon Bears for all of us to share.  After she left Skylar noticed that she had left them on our counter.  She said, "Oh no! Yaya left her cinnamon bears!!" Then the phone rang.  Skylar said, "I bet that's yaya calling.  She's going to say 'don't you eat my cinnamon bears!" :D

Have a blessed weekend!


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