I mentioned a few posts back that I was finally going to attempt my first REAL quilt…by going through quilting processes, piecing together fabrics, etc. No winging it…I wanted to do it the right way. So I started the tutorial on Obsessively Stitching, for the 1st Quilt Ever.
First I had to pick my fabrics. Figured since it was for our home, I’d drag Mick along. That and we were going to dinner later, so he sort of HAD to come. He is actually quite helpful. We decided to go with a color scheme that we have in places around our house, primarily our bedroom. Pretty stoked on our choices. (apologies for all the dark photos)
I then had to cut it into a whole lotta 6″ squares, and honestly, I’m not going to go over the process piece by piece, as Obsessively Stitching has the great tutorial, so she would definitely be more useful. Below are my 6″ squares and a bunch of 3″ strips…that I believe will be part of the binding.
Then I put them all into 9 – squares.
Only to have them sliced and diced after.
And the I got to do the fun part and piece it all together. Granted in the below photo its all just laid out on our rug, and nothing has been put together yet, but it looks like progress. I stacked up all those rows and organized them by number, so my next step will be the tough part of sewing the entire front piece.
I’m pretty proud of my progress so far. I’m totally capable of following directions!! Hooray for me!
During a mellow Saturday night at home, Mick and I decided to watch a movie, and make it one we considered a cheesy 80′s classic. After suggesting Adventures in Babysitting, and finding out that he had never seen it, the decision was made.
How he could have gone through his teenage years and never seen it is beyond me…but then again, he wasn’t a teenage girl. Happy to report he enjoyed it, and my view on this 80′s hit wasn’t skewed. What I did forget however, and found super entertaining was this.
Yes, that is Vincent D’Onofrio. So random. So blonde. So skinny. Definitely not the Lt. Goren that I have come to love on Law and Order Criminal Intent, or the fat bald Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket (which oddly enough came out the same year.)
Watch one of the clips here:
I was walking to the area where I get picked up for casual carpool this morning, and I heard a loud tapping echoing through the streets. Then I heard it from another location, so i discounted the fact that it might be construction. I looked up at a telephone pole and saw it. I cant remember the last time I saw a woodpecker, let alone heard one…and boy did I hear it. It was pretty cool, because the way the streets are, the sound traveled on most of my walk.
I also passed by some pretty blossoms, and couldnt help but snap a picture. I hope the weather stays like it has been, though I think we are expecting some rain again this weekend.