Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April - The Adoption Month

Our adoption was finalized this month. Does anything else really matter?

Well, actually, since that was all done in Korea with no input from us at all, I had plenty of time for other stuff this month, actually.

Like finishing the Little Man's quilt - my AYOLF goal.

And finishing Pretty in Pink, which was one of the several quilts listed on my Facebook page and already sold.

I also finished up a bunch of quilting, mainly of the striped table runners, but also of Cat Tails. I'm saving Cat Tails for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, so only sneak peeks for now.

Since the table runners have hand-stitched bindings, they finish up slowly. This one went to a silent auction for my church, so that's why it's done.

In piecing:
My four weekly churn dashes. Definitely a range of purples!

A couple extra RSC'13 blocks.

Finished the block piecing for Spin Cycle. I'm setting them aside now because I don't feel like sewing sashing I'm waiting for the release of MISS KATE for the borders of this Bonnie & Camille tribute quilt. I mean, really - obviously they named the new collection after me, so it only makes sense.

Some progress on Celtic Solstice. Last month I decided on a new layout and unpicked all of the secondary blocks. This month I actually started on the new design. I like it. The pinwheel was just too distracting, IMHO.

And then I made it all the way to the 29th without a NewFO! Instead of whipping out a kit, I decided to work on a quiet book for the Little Man. No iPads allowed at the embassy, so I have to have some way to entertain him. I know, weird, right?

But it is a sewing project, so I think it counts. The Dude and I have been having fun Pinteresting and designing the pages. The monster is completely his design. Unzip the mouth and unroll the tongue!

I'll have a post on Friday with more pages, or you can catch a sneak peek on Instagram. {@katiemaequilts}

And in family news, besides the whole finalization thing, the Dude became a Webelo. Momma cried. So did the Dude, when we had to rip that mustache off.

And I realized CC is the same size as Tycho now - and she's only eight months old. He still barely tolerates her. She manages to snuggle up with him if she creeps up slowly while he's not looking.



  1. What a great month for you. Okay, miss smarty pants, how do you go about selling your quilts? You just list them on facebook and your friends buy them? What do you charge for them? Baby quilts only, or other things?

    I'm needing to make a little money doing this, and that might be a brilliant way to do it. But I need your expert opinion. And you are an expert because you totally have done it. See! I declare thee an expert!

    So excited for your Webelos scout! Wahoo! We're still working on our Wolf, but by next month, this momma will be crying too!

  2. Lots of good news, April is a wonderful month! I love the way your Celtic Solstice is coming along.

  3. Love the monster with the zipper mouth!

  4. have been busy with all your finishes! Great Job. April was a joyous month for you!

  5. Congratulations on the adoption! You're right, nothing else really matters but the things you got a chance to work on are still beautiful! You got a lot done, good job!

  6. You've got a lovely lot of sewing done. I love the little man's quilt :)

  7. You had a really good April, not just in the sewing stuff. I love the book pages! The monster is really fun.

  8. Congratulations!! You've done some lovely sewing but a finalised adoption - wow

  9. congratulations on the adoption. You got so much finished this month and made so many blocks! the quiet book will be a lot of fun to work on. I always wanted to make one for my nephew, but don't know if he's too old now.

  10. You have had an exciting and productive month. The new addition is going to love his book.

  11. That monster is just too cool! What a great variety you got to work on this month. Congratulations on the adoption. It must feel great to have it all officially done.

  12. What a wonderful post. A great month. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Great post! Lots of fun projects. And congraulations...such a difficult process, and it's almost coming to a close. Enjoy your new little one.

  14. Ohh I love the idea of using a square and not a pinwheel for the center ... I think now I will feel comfortable unearthing my Celtic Solstice again

  15. Lots of fun things going on - congratulations on the adoption!