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Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Waiting...

Still waiting on baby here. Guess she's just not ready yet. I feel great, baby is doing great, so we will just wait a bit longer.

To keep my mind busy I've been working on my hexagons I started in April of last year. My mom is visiting so we've been sitting and sewing while watching The Waltons on DVD. I am glad I had some hand projects waiting to go because it is not comfortable to sit at my machine at this point. I've totally fallen in love with these hexagons again. I'm going to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden, something that has been on my "list" since I started quilting.

I pulled out these old Twister Blocks  from June of 2011. I think they are one of my oldest WIP's now. I've always loved them but just haven't taken the time to work on them. I pieced them on the machine but I'm going to put them together by hand and finish the quilt by hand too.

My husband's dad and step mom sent me an Amazon gift card for my birthday (last week) and I was able to get a few books that I've had in my cart FOREVER. That was fun! The day after the books came all of us girls (me, my mom and daughters) snuggled in bed and looked through the books and picked out projects we wanted to make.  I haven't had a nice morning of lounging around like that in a long time. It was lovely!

I hope all is well with you and hoping my next post will be of my finished Scrappy Trips quilt and cute little baby feet :)
xo Erin

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Spam Sushi, Anyone?


I finished Tamiko's block for the cocorico bee. Her month was October (yes, I know ~ hanging my head in shame). Her theme was Hawaii. She had a list of different ideas and one of them was Spam. I had seen something about Spam and Hawaii a long time ago on Netflix, maybe it was Bizarre Foods or No Reservations?? I can't remember now but I thought it would be fun to make Spam into a bee block. I drafted SO many blocks for this it's silly. Then I thought maybe I'll make something else, like Elvis or a ukelele, but  I kept wanting to make a paper pieced can of a Spam. I just could not get it to look right. So then I decided to just go with the Spam rolls. I think their proper name is musubi. Although these still are not paper pieced I think they came out pretty cute. If Spam can be cute. I think this block feels hawaii-ish. I hope she thinks so too.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Free Log Cabin e-book from Fons & Porter


Recently I was asked to review a free e-book from Fons & Porter. Build Your Best Log Cabin includes many pictures and detailed instructions for making traditional and variations of the Log Cabin quilt block. The book contains 24 pages packed full of Log Cabin history, layout names and ideas, strip measurements for 5 different block sizes, full instructions and measurements to make several whole quilts, tips for organizing your strips, and tips on quilting and binding. I think it's a wonderful e-book. Here is a link if you are interested in the free download.

Free Log Cabin Quilt Patterns from Fons & Porter

*disclaimer : : I am not being compensated for this review. I like Fons & Porter. I think this is a great e-book and think many quilters, from beginners to advanced, will enjoy it.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Scrappy Trip Quilt Top

I was able to put together my Scrappy Trip quilt top over the weekend. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. My plans are to baste, bind and quilt it this week. I'm thinking aqua binding will set the aqua diamonds off just right.
We are busy here with school and baby appointments but I have a review coming up this week for a free e-book from Fons and Porter so check back for that. Speaking of baby appointments, I have been controlling my Gestational Diabetes with diet and exercise and after turning in my blood glucose numbers this week I now only have to test every other day. I am so grateful for that!!! Thanks to all of you who have sent me messages, prayers and well wishes throughout this pregnancy. I appreciate them all more than you know.


Here's a pic (not the greatest) of what is now our "ice cream" around here. Frozen fruit (berries), a splash of 1/2 &1/2 and homemade whipped cream (all sweetened with just a sprinkle of stevia). Toss all in the food processor and voila! Lower in carbs, high in fiber and antioxidants and so fresh and yummy! This was wild blueberries, red raspberries and strawberries. My favorite is made with only red raspberries!

Have a great day! 
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