Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Few in the Queue

I've been doing not so much of this lately...

... because we started this:

Ahh... the madness that is homeschooling four children ages five and under.

But early this summer I put together a quilt top to become our family's beach quilt.  We've been using nothing more than this small, thin thing called a "neat sheet" that hearkens back to our undergrad years.

My friend, Anne, did some pretty sweet quilting on it.  Sneak Peek!

Now I'm just waiting for the binding fabric to come in the mail.  This has been quite the summer-long
work-in-progress, but I'm sure the end result will be worth the wait.  I can't wait to finish it and be able to share it.

Another work-in-progress is this little project called "Gray Matters."  Please stay tuned because if you like free fabric, tutorials, and supporting research for childhood cancer, you're going to want to come back and visit my little blog for this upcoming series.

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I do have one little finish to show you.  I found this fabric in the clearance section of JoAnn's recently.  The day before I had bought my daughter both a fuschia and a turquoise top for this winter.  And then this on clearance for only $2!

I used the Lazy Days pattern by Oliver + S and added a color block to the bottom.  Oh, and I'm so happy the serger cooperated!

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(Linking up over at Quilt Story and Freshly Pieced and at Crazy Mom Quilts.)


  1. I love your Sarah Jane fabric! The ocean waves quilting is well done, too. I homeschooled for many years but my favorite were when they were all little. Have fun!

  2. Anne's quilting looks awesome! I can hardly wait to see it! The skirt is precious. I am sure she loves it.

  3. LOVE those adorable kiddos & their school picture :) How fun! I need to chat with you and see how you're doing with that! :) The quilting & skirt is, as always, amazing & beautiful! always impressed here!

  4. What beautiful, eager faces your "students" have and how blessed they are to have their Mama as their teacher! By His grace; for His glory; and in His strength! I admire and respect you (and Marcus) for so many reasons.
    BTW, the skirt is adorable; I really like the colors and the print.
    Love and hugs to all of you,

  5. love this fabric! can't wait to get my hands on some. congrats for making it through the summer. how fun to share your talents with your children.

  6. Can't wait to see the beach quilt!

  7. The beach quilt has lovely fabrics! I have the whale unicorns in pink :)


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