Monday, August 27, 2012

Weekly Progress - Back to School

{Dad doing the wake-up via Skype}

{Second grade? WHAT?}

So the Dude is off to school and I suddenly have masses of free time. Which is filled with PTO already. Woo!

Fifteen Minute Challenge
 Pressing and folding all my fat quarters. Slow and steady progress. Benefit: I could find my Poetica fabric! {See below.}

Design Wall
Four-patches as leaders/enders for a little toy quilt. There will be pinwheels in the empty spaces. Eventually.

Superhero Squares

{Grandmother's Choice - Churn Dash - Thrifty}
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (18/36 blocks)
{Check out more BOMs!}

I'm working on quilting a HUGE t-shirt quilt, so when I needed a break and didn't want to do complicated piecing, I put a couple of these together. The pattern is Boardwalk by Fig Tree. It's one of those blocks that looks 'eh' set regular {right} and 'WOW' on point {left}.

No Progress:
Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)
St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks) 


 Grandmother's Choice - I know. I KNOW. But, I decided not to do the Vintage Christmas QA, because I really don't need another Christmas quilt. And a long term BOW is nice to have around. And I really want to use my Poetica! {But I need to buy a smidge more now... Oops!} 

Japanese Charm Swap - I did one of these a year ago, so obviously I need to add to my collection. There's a few spots available still {maybe!}

Application Submitted - 2/12 
Home Study - approved 5/12
USCIS paperwork - mailed 6/12
Home Study to Korea - 6/12
Referral Accepted - 6/12

New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 11


  1. Gee I am glad to know I am not the only one with many irons in the fire! lol! We have 2 biological kids (they are grown..not KIDS!lol) and our youngest is a Korean adoptee. He came to us on his 4 month birthday..and today he went driving with the driving school instructor! It may have been many years since we went thru the whole process, but I still remember the pins and needles..and the excitement! Congrats...(I now have the goosebumps!)

  2. That's amazing, the difference between straight set and on-point set for that block! I can't get over it.

  3. How cool that The Dude got his back to school wake up call from Dad.

    You got busy when you got home. I'm still pressing my stash trying to get it to fit into the shelves, but even though I'm not near done, it does help a lot having at least some of the stash neat and visable. I really like your Boardwalk blocks, very cute.

  4. You are so right: That block looks so much better set on point! Beautiful work on all of your projects.

  5. boy so much going on! Great you found some 'lost' fabric & have a fun project for it!

  6. I love those blocks for the boardwalk quilt. I agree with the on point straight thing - it's funny isn't it and yet some blocks look terrible on point - like the sawtooth star, it makes the star points look squished and skinny.

  7. Oh, I adore the Boardwalk blocks. Especially the one on the left. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

  8. Wow! What fantastic work and progress! Massive bonus for finding some 'lost' fabric treasure!