Tuesday, June 16, 2009

summer pace

ready to quilt
basting these two quilts was the extent of my quilting yesterday.
our summer vacation pace is going to take some getting used to.
thankfully, stippling is a stress reliever for me.
because boy oh boy do i need it.

52 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

wow Amanda! you are very productive!! i want be like you!

Taiya said...

I love the cherries! Sweet!

Lynn said...

I think - 'hey - it's summer break I'll get so much done'. Now I'm in my 2nd week and I'm starting to think - 'okay, I'll put that aside till August'

Angie said...

I made a quilt in those Oh-chery-o prints too :-)

dotti white said...

I remember when my kids were home during the summer I got so few sewing projects done but I sure made lots of special memories being with them. Now that I am working full time teaching and my kids are grown, summers are my time to get back on track. It's funny how life goes, isn't it?! Enjoy your precious ones!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Cute quilts. Will you post a pic of them spread out when you are done quilting them? Love the cherries - Jenn

comfortstitching said...

I find stippling a placebo too!! Maybe doctors should prescribe it!!

Suzanne said...

I remember reading somewhere on your blog that your machine is always set up which allows you to steal moments to sew but still allows you to be on call for your kids. I'm trying to do a better job pausing my sewing when my kids call for me. Somehow I just can't always hear them over the hum of my sewing machine. :-)

suburban farm said...

I can't wait to see the cherry quilt when it is done. Something so nice about cherries.

Starbound Studios said...

Love the cherry fabrics! Can't wait to see them finished!

Betsy said...

I so need to stipple some quilts too! That's what summer is good for.

Elle said...

I'm having some trouble staying inside to do sewing since my kids are real outdoor kids. I'm attempting to start a new knitting project because its a little more portable and still keeps my creative juices flowing.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm, oh cherry oh!
Quilting is absolutely harder in the summer. I'm surprised I get any done at all!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I hear you! It's been over 2 weeks and I'm still working into a routine! Love what you have "on the line" for quilting :)

Mama Pea said...

I've been reading your blog for some time but this is my first comment.

You are an inspiration. How do you do it? With kiddies still at home? It's just me and my husband now and we do have a small homestead . . . and a very large vegetable garden which is my priority in the summer but I still feel put to shame by the quilting you get done on a daily basis.

If I don't make some time for quilting soon, I'll have forgotten where my quilt room is.

Oh, yeah, and you still find time to blog about your quilting regularly. You go, Girl! :o)

Clair said...

Going to the library to participate in the summer reading program might be a stress reliever, too.

heather said...

You'll figure it out. You just steal moments here and there and then you look back and go "hey I got more done than I thought!" Plus these are years you will NEVER get back so enjoy them!:)

Cryssy said...

Okay stipple girls, got any secrets for a first time stippler? Or is it just fly by the seat of your pants?

pricklypearbloom said...

See, I'm one of those gals that prefers piecing the top to quilting it. That's why I've got a handful of projects waiting to be quilted.

Roxanne said...

Summers get busy fast, don't they? But, soon enough the snow will be flying so I guess we better enjoy it while we can!

Aimee said...

ooh - I can't wait to see the finished products! Do I spy another Cocktail Hour? I love that pattern...

Dianne said...

beautiful job! i can definitely sympathize on the "summer pace." love being with the boys...but dang sometimes it's amazing how much i DON'T get done!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh, I love the cherries!

jaybird said...

i love the oh cherry oh... looking forward to seeing it finished... no summer pace around here... things are much more crazy than usual and maybe it would be nice if they slowed down!

Kerri said...

our summer break starts on thursday!! i better get some quilts ready to stipple so i have a stress relief too! ;)

Needled Mom said...

I know what you mean.

mharpole said...

Glad you have a stress reliever. I love the quilt-making process--until it is ready to quilt. Hopefully, practice makes perfect or at least better.

Just wanted to say your blog is an inspiration. Imagine my delight to open my new quilting magazine and see the Moda Bakeshop ad, and there is a picture of one of your quilts and your blog info. I thought--"I know her." Thank you for your wonderful blog.

Jackie said...

Ah yes, the pace of summer is definitely different than the rest of the year. But the up side is you are making progress.

Jessica said...

Stippling is the best stress relief! I have it in my plans for this weekend for that exact reason!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

yep, the kids home all day, definitely takes some time to find the stride. But! you still got two quilts basting! woo hoo!
You ain't doing so bad! ;-)

Bonnie said...

I LOVE the cherries - fabulous!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love the cherry quilt! Its very, um, cheery. lol! I'm in summer vacation mode, too. My kids want to be outside all day...I wonder if I can set up a sewing area outside???????? With a long enough extension cord it might work!

Kristin said...

I love the bright cheerful colors on the bottom quilt.

Anonymous said...

It's been said already, but I do love the Cherries!

Zarina said...

I think those cherries comes from the Recipe for Friendship line by Moda. I have the line in layer cakes which I'm itching to use but I want to make something that does not require me to arrange the blocks.

a friend to knit with said...

i SO hear you on!......
it is always a transition.... especially these first few days!!!!
LOVE that cherry fabric!

Cherie said...

The quilts are great! What I am really drooling over is the seat to the chair! Cute!

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh -- you ARE Crazy!!! Stippling is a stress reliever??? It makes me nuts -- all tense in the shoulders and uptight -- a stress inducer for me. You're very, very lucky!!!

Julia said...

beautiful as ever even if at a slower pace :)

Annie said...

stiple away and release the tesion . . . I know that feeling!!

Rebekah said...

and those are two more quilts than I was able to get basted last night!

Enjoy the stippling! It's a great stress reliever for me too :)

NanaKaren said...

Oh, how I wish I could stipple like you gals! It causes me stress! One of these days, I'll try again....my goal being NO pointed curves...yuck!
Karen

Kellie said...

Your quilts are wonderful! The happy go lucky quilt in the previous post is fantastic...and I am droooooling over the cherry quilt!

sulu-design said...

Uh, oh. Is having the kids home from school a lot to handle? I hope that you're enjoying some summer activities and that you get the time to quilt that you want (or that you enjoy some time not quilting, if that's what you want).

nicolette said...

Stippling a stress-reliever...? I could send you some quilt-tops...LOL!

Anonymous said...

ENJOY your kids while they are young. They will be gone before you blink your eyes, trust me. Then, you will have all the time in the world to do whatever you desire. It will come way quicker than you will ever believe too.

Maple Memories said...

A cherry quilt on a white chair...that makes me smile.

trixi said...

Where do you find time to make such amazing quilts and blog and look after your kids? Perhaps you have more hours in your day than we have in Australia!

lera said...

Oooh! CHERRIES!!!!

Chara Michele said...

Pretty! Wishing you a summer full of stippling then & stress free :)

farmgirldrygoods said...

Cherries = Summer! So sweet!

Kelly Mainard said...

Tell us more about the seat cushion, too--perhaps in a future post? It looks like your work.