My one monthly goal this month was to put the Aurifil blocks together to complete the quilt top. I was determined to complete my goal so I just stayed up and sewed away while the house is nice and quiet. It also helps that I don't have to worry about homework this week. Thank goodness for Spring Break.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I am plugging away at my one monthly goal to finish by the end of this month. This OMG has really helped me to get my UFOs under control. I didn't realize that the Aurifil BOM that I completed was three years ago. Time sure flies.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
I have some projects that I've been wanting to finish but quilts take a bit longer to complete and I can only get the quilting done when I can stay home for the entire day. I can't keep the quilt on the longarm so I took the time to get my quilt blocks put together.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
It's been a while since I've done a work in progress on Wednesday. Since I had to throw all the fabrics I had already cut away because of a mishap in the middle of the night. I bought some new Kona Cotton solids and started cutting into it so I can get started on my Postcard From Sweden QAL.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
While I was videotaping the machine quilting on my mini bolt quilt I also went ahead and videotaped how I put on my binding. You can download the full printable version here. I only needed to cut one strip to fit this quilt. To watch the video click here.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I had thought I posted this already but I didn't see the post live so I went to check and somewhere along the way all the content was gone and the post was in draft. That's what I get for rushing. In my defense I had homework deadlines to finish and a high schooler to pick up. Ok, this year I am going to join Sarah and make a quilt for charity. I had a quilt kit that I was going to use but in the process of "cleaning and organizing" I can't find it.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Happy Tuesday! Today's tag is made for Tuesday Throwdown's challenge using JoyClair stamps and the theme is tags/bookmarks. I am using Uh-Oh Ink Splatter, Hugs and Smiles, and a mini little bird stamp set.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
I rarely paper-piece but I couldn't help it when I saw this cute Talltales block from Kate Basti for Stash Builder Box's March Ambassador in Waiting challenge. The fabrics are pretty cute and the blocks go towards making quilts for kids in need.
Friday, March 10, 2017
I recently saw a fun tutorial over at Caroline's blog called Mini Bolt by Down Grapevine Lane and figured it would be fun to make. I pulled out some really vintage Robyn Pandolph fabrics to use. These were leftover scraps that I had when my girls and I made our Memory Quilt many years ago.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
I've been thinking a lot about the direction my blog needed to go. This blog was once a stamping and sewing/quilting blog where I share pretty much all the fun things I make all in one place and I named it Kim Sherrod Studio after moi. After some time I separated it into a quilting blog and moved my stamping to another blog. Over time life became busier than usual especially the last couple of years. Hubby and I decided to go back to school. Trying to juggle school and family in addition to me trying to get my business going it's been quite challenging to jump from here to there and keeping my blogs updated so with that, I felt the best way to continue to blog and share what I make is to keep my blog posts all in one place.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
It's time to make my one monthly goal for March. I am really liking this goal setting. It's just one thing each month so it's not as daunting to complete although my February goal was right down to the wire. When Aurifil started their monthly block challenge/qal a couple of years back I made two of each block using mainly purple fabrics. Somewhere along the way I put them away and didn't get to put the quilt top together.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
This red and white scrap is definitely a labor of love. My DD started out just making a small panel for her class project Fall semester of last year using just my red and white scraps. She ended up not wanting to cut it up after the panel was pieced together. I suggested that she continue and make three more panels to form a large quilt top for her bed.