Sunday, August 5, 2012

Returning to the Blogging World!

Hello everyone!  I know that it has been forever since I have blogged anything.  Things are crazy around Hubbard House!!  The girls have had a busy summer with 4-H, running in preparation for track and cross-country in the fall and a just playing with friends.  We have had a blast!!  Now it is time to get back in the swing of things.  School starts in one week.  I can't believe how fast the summer has gone by.  

For the first time in four years since losing my job, I am going to be at home during the day by myself.  I am happy and yet sad that I no longer have a "baby" at home.  With that being said,  I am ow ready (more than ready!) to start working on ME!  Yes, you heard it here, I will be working on ME!  ME! ME!!!!!!!  Momma needs some self-improvement!!!!!!!!

I will have a full post beginning tomorrow with all the details.....

See you then!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall WIP Continued

Fall WIP Continued by Modernsewl
A few days ago I posted a of six men's shirts. I took time to cut them apart and then cut them in to 6" squares.   Most of the shirts were a size XL.  It is amazing how much fabric once cut apart I had to work with.  To add some variety, I decided to throw in some kona that I had in my stash and make a trip around the world quilt.   255 Blocks later, it is all sewn together waiting for backing, quilting and binding. I think I might back it in some navy flannel to make it extra cozy.

Here is a picture of Selene running around the yard while I take pictures of the quilt top.  We were having a lot of fun!   And no, nothing surprises our neighbors.   We are always taking some sort of photo. ;o)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall WIP

Fall WIP by Modernsewl
Fall WIP, a photo by Modernsewl on Flickr.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry

I am showcasing another doll quilt as my entry in to the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  I made this little beauty for the 11th round of Doll Quilt Swap.  In this round we were challenged to get back to our roots and use more traditional blocks.  I decided to torture challenge myself to do some extra small piecing.  My partner loved log cabins and the colors red, white and aqua, so I went to work on this quilt. 

 First I pieced 30 1 1/2" log cabin blocks.  Insanity right?  Perhaps!  LOL!  I did learn that you need to have a very sharp blade on your rotary cutter.  You also need to be able to accurately cut each one of the logs.  I think next time I will foundation piece them.  That might make things a tad bit easier.

30 Blocks!!  With each block I made, I became more and more excited.  Things were coming together nicely.  I left them out on the counter in a small dish so I could admire them throughout the day.   I liked holding them in my hands and feeling the texture of the logs sewn together.

Here is the top.  I chose to use a different layout instead of the traditional layout for log cabins.  It was a bit of a bear to put together!   It was a challenge to get things to line up correctly.   Once it was complete,I decided to add a border to it and then quilt it in a slanted pattern.  This winter I am going to have to make one for myself.   After all that work, I became quite attached to this litle gem.  My partner was so excited and appreciative.  I'm glad she went to a good home.

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I hope you come back soon for another visit!!

Trim the Tree Ornament Swap Inspiration

Another cool swap!   Take a look at all of the wonderful ornaments made by other flickr members.  There are some really talented people out there and I am going to have fun drawing on their inspiration.  I'll be back on Monday with some samples of what I'm going to be making for my partners.  I'm pretty sure that I will be using felt....

The SavVy { Seasons } Inspiration Mosaic

I can't believe that it is November already. Although I am sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to the holiday season. In 2011, I decided to participate in fewer swaps. Although swapping was fun, I was getting a bit overwhelmed particiapating in too many. Plus, I was spending so much time on swaps, I wasn't making anything for us. The SavVy {Seasons} swap is one I couldn't resist. I can't wait to start making a few things to brighten our home for the holidays.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Before and After - He Has It ALL Figured Out!

I love when the echinacea is in full bloom all summer long. When fall comes and it starts to dry out, I get a little sad until I see that they birds are now enjoying a snack. It is so cool how God ALWAYS has things figured out.