Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WiP/FMC/DWM - Still in Vegas

You'd think Vegas would be exciting, right? We're pretty far from the Strip, and with no car and a seven year old, there's not much to do.

Except for the pool. I think the Dude is growing gills. We easily spend over three hours a day there. I've done a bit of hand stitching, but it's really too warm to have it draped all over me. Not to mention, the fear of the Dude splashing pool water on a 50 year old quilt!

{Did our tenth anniversary Ocean's Eleven-style, watching the fountains at the Bellagio.}

We did make it to the Strip a couple times, and saw KA, a Cirque Du Soliel show, last night. And I did manage to steal the car and visit a couple quilt stores one day when my husband was flying the night shift. By the way, Fabric Boutique and Quiltique - lovely. Just lovely.

We try to stay inside during the hottest part of the day, so I get some quiet time to sew. {In between rounds of Blink. Oh, so many rounds of Blink.}

I finished the Striped HST top. It was pretty easy once I had a "design wall" {flannel-ish back of a vinyl tablecloth} to keep track of the stripe direction.

Made nine-patches as my leaders/enders. They will be paired with snowballs.

And today, at the pool, I started the HST lines on the Spongebob blocks. I know, I make Vegas seem seriously exciting. Try to contain your jealousy.

Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (12/36 blocks) 
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)
St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks)
Big Blue (hand stitching binding)

Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - approved 5/12
USCIS paperwork - mailed 6/12

New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 9



  1. oh dear, I don't know whether to feel jealous or sad for least you are having a little quilty time!

  2. Kate, I love the pattern on your striped HST top. It is stunning. And, for the record, I am jealous of your quilt shop hop. I would almost kill for some time in a good quilt shop. :)

  3. Love the striped HST quilt, very dramatic. Stay cool!

  4. seriously LOVE those nine patches~!!~

    i know how hot vegas is and you are doing the right thing by staying out of the heat. the pool is great exercise for the little one and swimming skills are good to have.

    i'm still totally impressed by what you manage to get done~!!~