Sunday, August 14, 2011

This, That, Something Else...Oh and One Other Thing

The weather here was so darn hot this weekend...heat index temperature was 107...YUCK!  So I took full advantage of my "inside time"...I sewed and sewed and sewed.

I did This...
my Designer BOM block from the Fat Quarter Shop arrived and Friday so I started with that on Saturday...these blocks are so darn cute...this is going to be a very FUN quilt!

I did That...3 more Farmer's Wife blocks...#54 Kitchen Woodblock   #98 Water wheel   #109  Windows
I'm sure having fun doing these...If you haven't used Lori Holt's tutorials over at Bee in my Bonnet you're missing out ...she has a great tutorial for #54 Kitchen Woodblock ...Lori has such an eye for these blocks...she sees alternate ways of putting these little blocks together.  I had this one on my template list and then I saw Lori's post and loved it...she made it so simple...no templates...Thanks Lori!

Then I did Something Else...I started on Camden's Big Sister Quilt...she and Hampton will each be getting new quilts when their new baby brother/sister gets his/her first quilt.  Don't want the big kids to feel left out...so I'm doing a Twister quilt for her using an Amelia layer cake...Andy came upstairs when I had this much done...
he knew immediately that it was a Camden quilt!  Not my usual fabric...Then I used the large Twister ruler and got all these wonderful blocks,
 laid out ready to sew...and I was left with this...

Oh and One Other  Thing...and this has absolutely nothing to do with sewing. This little lizard has decided that he lives on our family room window
...he has been on this window all week long...he spends the whole morning right there looking in the window.  I tried to take the picture from the inside of the house so you could see him looking in but the light just didn't work...it will be fun to see how long he decides to stay here...of course if Zack goes out on the back deck and sees him, I'm thinking he'll probably be moving out pretty quickly.

So that was my weekend...and our little visitor...hope you all have a great week!

24 comments:

suemac said...

That twister block is neat.

Darlene said...

Love 'This, That, Something Else and One Other Thing'. Camden's quilt is adorable.

Anne said...

Love that designer block. Too cute. I'm so jealous that you get to have a 3rd kiddo. Not gonna happen for me, so I'll just love my 2 to death. So funny being grammas, huh?

Anne said...

I meant fun being grammas, but actually, they are pretty funny! LOL

sunny said...

Love it all! Especially the flower block. Have fun with the quilts for the kiddos.

Kate said...

Looks like a busy, productive weekend.

julieQ said...

What wonderful quilts you have going on!! I love the "swiss cheese" effect that was leftover!

Cheryl said...

OMW....I love it all! Camden's quilt is just precious. Those twisters are so much fun to make!! Please, this will be our little secret...I signed up for the Designer BOM for 2011. Especially don't tell Jen because I still haven't finished 2010 and 2009..they are just too hard to resist!

Sue said...

Wow, Carol! You are really going to town with all of these wonderful quilt projects. I love the blocks you are working on. I really need to get started with my Farmer's Wife. I've been saying that for a long while now :/

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute projects! Love the lizard too~ maybe he is wooing his reflection~? :-)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love those Amelia fabrics! It will be a perfect big sister quilt! And that flower is just too darn cute!

carol fun said...

I love that flower BOM block - great colors! And the twister quilt is a beauty!

Janet O. said...

I fell hard for that flower BOM block! That really brought a smile to my face.
Lori does have great tutorials for these blocks. Though I am not currently making them, I have visited her blog and gone through some of the tutorials. I decided if I ever did the Farmer's Wife blocks I would do them her way! It was fun meeting her last week at our LQS.
The Twister quilt looks great. I bought the tiny template, but still haven't used it. Loved the shot of the negative spaces from making this quilt. : )

Anne Heidi said...

The twister quilt is really cute- it really looks like a fun ruler to work with! And your flower block and Farmers Wife blocks are really nice as well :-)
Love the lizard- such a cute little guy!

QuiltSue said...

What a great weekend you had. I loved the flower block in particular.

Thimbleanna said...

Ha - the word's out in the lizard community -- hang out at the window and you'll see some gorgeous quilts. AND stay a little cool on that air conditioned glass LOL!

Karen said...

Those twister blocks are just so fun. I love your first block - that is so cute and the fabrics are really cheery - it will be fun to see the rest as this BOM moves along.

Karen/yellowfarmhouse

Cathy said...

Love all your projects. I have the little twister. Now I need to get the big twister...lol. Hugs

Linda said...

I like your new guest!! LOL!!! Twister quilt is gorgeous!!! How big does it end up after all the twisting?

Karen said...

What a sweet idea to do new quilts for the older ones. Love the twister quilt.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I like that flower block...so cute.

Nedra said...

Your FW blocks look great! And I've got the Twister on my to do list.

Karen said...

You are doing well on the Farmer's Wife blocks. I still haven't made even one block.

Teresa said...

I have a little lizard that took up residence in a hanging flower pot on my porch. It was just a tiny thing when it first appeared and it has been fun watching it grow up, sadly (for the lizard) alone.

Love all the quilts you have shown on your blog - thanks for sharing.