Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Weekly Progress - Still on Vacation

I need a vacation from my vacation from my vacation! 

Last week was great, until I shared a water bottle with my two year old niece. You know, one of those germy creatures? Everyone but the Dude ended up with a nasty cold. I'm still recovering, but the vacation continues with DC this week!

We went to a botanical garden outside Charlotte - gorgeous! I have picture after picture of color inspiration.

The kids, of course, were most fascinated by a frog.

  Still Big Blue's binding, but I'm on the last side! Which is good, because it needs to be done by Saturday... 

Central Park Sudoku - okay, it still looks the same, but there's only one seam left on the inner sashing. Then outer, then border shopping!
Not mine, but I cut my sister's "Walk in the Woods" fat quarters for a Yellow Brick Road. So I think I should get credit for it. I was kind of hoping for more scraps, but this darn pattern is very efficient in cutting. Maybe there will be some scraps in the sewing process...

Quilted Enough So That I Could Baste Another Quilt:
Bad Romance & Fall-gyle - yup, that's seriously a category now. Lines go in one direction. Will finish when I get back home. Need more pins... 

Layer Cake Quilt Along - man, some of these quilts have been backlogged for a while! This is going to take longer to quilt - I will probably just anchor it with stitch-in-the-ditch on the sashing for now. I want to do each block differently, and that will take some planning.

Picture-Perfect Polaroid Block Swap - a little cutesy, but I'm enjoying my Peter Rabbit fussy-cutting.

Vintage Holiday Quilt Along - I decided to bust into my Fairy Frost collection for this. Sparkly Christmas ornaments! Even though I really don't need another Christmas quilt.

Fat Quarter Stars (6/12 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2012 (15/36 blocks)
LQS Saturday Sampler 2011 (12/12 & center) 
Chunky Log Cabin (13/20 blocks)
St. Paul's Cross (2/42? blocks)

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: 0
In Progress: 12


  1. Wow, even on vacation you get a lot done. Love the pictures from the garden visit. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

    You are way ahead of me on the Layer Cake Quilt Along project. Mine is the August UFO project. Maybe I'll finally at least get it set together.

  2. I agree with Kate...you are getting a bunch done on vacation even if you are on vacation from it with a cold! Are you finding time to do Judy's Quilt Along that runs 8/9-8/12? Okay maybe not...looks like you have more than you need right now anyway. Hope you feel better soon. Enjoy the DC area where I grew up...there is so much to see there. Sandi

  3. yay that you're almost done binding big blue! Anxious to see Yellow Brick Road come together - that's a nice little pattern!

  4. My hubby is deployed too and I am in NC. Quilting keeps me busy and the little guy @ 4 1/2!

    I like your Bad Romance and Fall-gyle category-lol!

    Cool Polaroid blocks and Sudoku ones as well!!