Sunday, November 25, 2012

I've been up to...

I have actually been doing things, whether I blog about them or not. One thing that I was working on this summer/fall was jean quilts for a friend.

Britany is an awesome friend and asked me to help design and make some jean quilts for her that she can then turn around and make quilt kits of them. This has been on my list to make for some time so I was more than happy to help!

She has this one all ready to go in sizes from twin to queen! I think she did an awesome job on the picture! (I always struggle with pictures and what is the best angle and junk).

We also did 2 other patterns that she is working on getting the kits together. But isn't this a GREAT IDEA! I mean I ruined a fairly new mat cutting out the jean blocks for these quilts, and went through a rotary blade. Isn't it nice that you can get EVERYTHING you need in just one kit! All the jean squares, backing and pattern! I was happy and felt so honored to help her with this!

I also know that if ANYONE Is interested, she is having a sale of them on her etsy site!

Here are some other ones that I did for her too!
 Here is just SOME of the jeans that I started out with. Now keep in mind I made a baby sized, double and queen size jean quilts.
Here is the pile for I believe two jean quilts. The blocks already for me to start sewing together.
 Here is the scrap pile. Either the jeans were stained in the area, seams pockets or too small of a piece. Yeah I was tired after all of this.
 Here is the Baby quilt I made. The pattern will be using half jean blocks and half cotton blocks! I used Pure by Moda and just love how it compliments the jeans!
 Then here is the log cabin type block quilt. I had a pair of Travis's work jeans that were the khaki colored and so I decided to use them. Also if you look closely there is a blue stripped one. Those came from a pair of overalls that he had in college!

Make sure to check her store often to see if she has the new patterns up! (I will also try to keep track too) But I think this is great for us people that have ALWAYS wanted to make a jean quilt but haven't gotten that far yet!

Hockey Helper

Kimball was being a big helper with me awhile ago by separating my hockey blocks!
 I'm  making two different hockey quilt's for Trav's uncle's wife's nephews....does that make sense?
 So as I was doing my best to clear my living room Kimball was so kind to help me assemble my quilt top.
 We was so proud! I basically made the same two types of quilt tops.
We did a completely "random" pattern for both of them. I try to let my boys help with "helping" me even though it goes against the grain.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

At the end of September we were able to go up to the Salt Lake City fairgrounds and attend an Autism Carnival! It was so much fun! They had tons of different carnival games for the boys to play, fun different characters, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones! We also had some hot dogs for dinner!
The first thing we did was ride the little train!
 We saw some friends from Giant Steps, which was nice for Kimball but he was too "embarrassed" to play or say hi.
 They had this wall climbing thing, we waited for some time, but FINALLY we were able to climb and then the boys really didn't like it. It was "too hard" but the people running it were very kind and were very patient with the boys!
 Want to know what was more amazing, this carnival was for autistic children, so these people running it - they had AMAZING patience and that is saying A LOT since you are dealing with all degrees of autism all day long!
 For being fall, it was rather hot....Brandon wasn't the most thrilled with it, but he endured it so that he could play!

We were at a sensory table and Brandon started talking to two boys about his age about minecraft! It was so cute watching these little boys that are COMPLETELY socially awkward talk on and on about a computer game! Nathan eventually joined them too, but it was nice to see boys start up a conversation like " normal" kids do!

Brandon won this cool halloween cd, that he made me listen to all the time until Halloween!

While I was there I was able to meet a "blog hero" Topsy Turvy lady, Ashley! Her blog is "I'm Topsy Turvy". Love her! She has kids on the autism spectrum and so I feel like we have some things in common, as being crafty mom's trying to survive our "autism families". It made my day knowing that she knew who I was too! Talk about feeling special!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vampire Marathon

Last week I was able to spend all day at the movie theater! It was SO FUN! Eating popcorn and drinking pop, spending time with my Sister in Laws and relaxing with no kids....AWESOME!!

We went and watched the Twilight series from start to finish! I was with my Sister in laws, Rose and Melissa and my Mother in law Cindy, with Rose's Mother in law and then there were some friends of Cindy's and Melissa's. We had a blast! Although I didn't take too many pictures....I have a bad habit of not charging my phone well....

 Here we are getting there at 11 in the morning. There is Rose (left to right), her Mother in Law, Cindy and Shannon (Cindy's friend)
 Melissa (funny that she looks like the vampires with the red eyes!) with her Team Emmett shirt....on the back it had a cool saying of his too....I forgot.
 Me and my wonderful photography skills? I am thinking of going pro!
 Cindy and Shannon...this was about half way through. We brought pillows and blankets....but the theater was actually warm so we didn't need our blankets much.
 Melissa and I....I didn't have a flash so had to "edit" it a little. You can see us and that's the important part right?
Then we passed this spot all the time, it was leaving the theater rooms/bathroom area going into the main area. Isn't it a great combination of patterns?? I see quilt patterns everywhere!

It was so fun! I think I would do it again! Although the last movie, Breaking Dawn part two...AWESOME! It has put me in the mood to read the books again!

Baby Marmalade Quilt Finished

Well I have finished the Baby Marmalade Quilt! I have already sent it off to the family earlier this month! So hopefully when the new little bundle of joy is born, she will have her beautiful quilt!
 You can see our early November snow storm....but doesn't it look wonderful??
 I am very pleased with how it turned out! And the best part is that I saved all of my fabric from it so I will be able to create something else with the white and marmalade. I'm so excited!
 Here is me quilting it. I took this for instagram! Which if anyone wants to add me, just let me know and I will let ya!
 I am pleased with my quilting on the back! NO PUCKERS!! It has taken three years but I can finally quilt a quilt that doesn't have any puckers! I ended up using a sheet from Wal-Mart! (On sale too!)
I really love this design and will probably use it again! If you want to see what I used, see this post.

I also found (I went through my whole blog) and found the pictures of the quilt that I made for her before!! It was clear back in 2010! (You can find the link on my finished quilts page). It was Liam's Baby quilt!