Monday, August 30, 2010

brought to you by the number 2

I've been sewing my brains out and I have the arm pain to prove it. I just haven't kept up with the blogging end of it all, so here's a bit of a rundown...

I made 2 quilt tops last week. LOVE those Kona solids!



2 is the number of lunch bags that my sister and I made last week. We talked about making these for 2 years before we actually got around to it. I love them! Each one could also double as a small purse or as a cute knitting project bag. 2 is also the number of times my sister quilted hers. Let's just say that free motion quilting did NOT go well for her. At all. It made for some good laughs, though.

2 days until I send my boys off to school. I have mixed feelings about it.

I quilted 2 quilts on Saturday. Which means I have 2 quilts to bind.

2 is the number of hours I stayed up past my bedtime reading a great book. It's not all about quilting all the time around here, if you can believe it.

Tomorrow I get to see my 2 cutie pie nephews. Yay!

And 2 is the number of hours I plan on spending at the beach this afternoon.

One last thing for today, although it has nothing to do with the number 2, I've been loving Pandora. Love, love, LOVE it! If you have kids, I highly recommend the Schoolhouse Rock station. It's so much fun. The kids and I are kind of addicted.

Happy Monday to you!

57 comments:

**nicke... said...

i love those kona solids too! and 3 is my number! three quilts to bind. 3 bags to make...

Stray Stitches said...

I love all of the work you shared with us. Enjoy your nephews and your time on the beach!

Amy said...

I love how much you can get done! So inspiring!!! I love your cute little bags!!!

Becca said...

I just finished that book too. My second time reading it. It's a great book!

hook and needle said...

Pandora is awesome! I've created stations for knitting and spinning. I guess I should create some for momming now.

Garilyn said...

Great quilts, great lunch bags (by the way, what pattern did you use?), and we love pandora! Had it on almost all morning while doing schoolwork. I'll have to check out that channel!

~quiltedbydawn~ said...

LOVE your quilts! (especially the green and orange one)

... and speaking of the number 2, I have 2 FREE BOOKS to GIVEAWAY on my new blog - be sure to check it out, as it fits right in with your theme today. :)

... and I agree about mixed school feelings.

quiltedbydawn.blogspot.com

CC said...

loving the green and orange .. i always get drawn back to that combo..(btw..I have just started the zig zag - with no triangles from yr tut on bee square quilts- so thanks!)

Annalia said...

Wow! You have been busy! ...and everything looks great! I love that pink paisly...think I have a little scrap of it somewhere...

Teri K. said...

My sister just bought a bunch of the Kona cotton in those same colors! I love how yours turned out. I don't get to sew often enough with my sister but when we do it's often filled with laughs, making the time go way to fast!

Suzanne said...

It's so fun to see your projects come to life!

Terriaw said...

You have been so busy lately; I can see why your arm hurts! I love your quilts, especially the blue solids, which just glows! I love how you tied everything to the number 2 in this post - such a clever girl! Let me know you think of that book cuz I read The Last Sin Eater by that same author and I loved it. Might want to try another one by her. Hope you enjoyed the beach!

Jenna said...

I love your quilting, but that blue just takes my breath away!

HMG said...

No wonder you've been quiet!! Great work :-). I too am a bag lady, they're SO quick, easy and fun. I really need to do a kona solid quilt ... sooooo lovely!

Hollie said...

Love, love, love both of the quilt tops you finished this week - especially the Kona Blue!

Mama Urchin said...

I love that green and orange top especially.

EmileeHope said...

Oh my!! You are a machine!!! Wow!! I love the quilts with the plaid blocks!

Thimbleanna said...

You're an Animal!!! And you're amazing -- all wonderful projects. I shudder to think how much you'll get done with kids back in school!

Munaiba said...

I really like the quilts you quilted, they look really interesting.

Angie said...

I love the green and orange quilt. You remind me sometimes that a quilt doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful!

happy zombie said...

You make Kona Solid magic happen!! The green and orange one made me gasp - I LOVE IT!!!

Pat Sloan said...

go go go... and throw in a trashy novel and life is good!! i am very partial to the green one... send it here for further inspection my dear!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I have heard so many great things about Pandora recently, I must try it out! :)

Stacey said...

Love your post today! Excellent book! Definitely one of my favorites! I've read it twice and could easily read it again and again...

Sarah said...

love the blue quilt! and i also love pandora. i'll have to check out the schoolhouse rock station!

Leslie said...

thanks for the pandora tip, we listen to pandora on my itouch all day long. these quilt tops you made...that blue is stunning.

Amy Jo said...

Those bags are adoreable!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi!Two too cute bags! What pattern did you use? You are too busy!Thanks for the blogging! p.s. When do YOU sleep? LOL!

Sarah Craig said...

I have to say that the blue quilt is far and away my favorite! I just love those colors and the way you put them together!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

And I finished two quilt tops today! Hehe Well I have 4 to finish so not time to celebrate yet!

I love how much you got done! And love the Kona quilts!

Wendy Lou said...

Wonderful! I love the pics. Like a few others, what pattern did you use for your lunch bags? I'd love to whip one up for my hubbie... thanks! (My self-made lunch bag pattern did not go well and the pieces are still laying in my cupboard.)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I think I love all your quilts.

That blue one reminds me, somehow, of Lego bricks. Must be the proportions of the rectangles. Love it!

Julie

Cheryl said...

Wow! You have been a busy, busy lady! And so much accomplished (I saw how many times you said 2, lol!)

Love the lunch bags, and the quilts! The blue Kona solids are lovely!

beth said...

1. Number 2 is a very good number.
2. I love those wavy lines on the brown lunch bag.
3. Francine Rivers is one of my Favorites!
4. Keep quilting!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love those Kona Kuties Amanda!

Anita said...

I loved that book SO much! She is one of my favorite authors.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Absolutely love the blue quilt!! Great post, the finishes are wonderful!

Diane said...

Love those kona solids! I have been 'collecting' using my 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby each week at Joanns.... a yard at a time.

luci said...

I have no idea what a kona solid is - yet - I just learned what a layer cake is.It was the word cake that lured me in.

Beth said...

Great book! She's one of my favorite authors.

Cheryl Arkison said...

That second quilt makes me thik of my parents. Those were their wedding colours, 44 years ago!

Fabric Fanatic said...

Wowee! When you are silent on the blogosphere you really crank out the work! Amazing stuff. I am loving the framed plaid blocks quilt.

Alexis said...

Wow, you have been very busy! SOunds like a great week- and you have some awesome quilts to show for it! Those solids are lovely!

Crafts by Claire said...

I am so glad you are back! You started my love of quilting (I used to post comments from my teamsax blog) and now I can gain inspiration from you again!

The spiderweb quilt is awesome, but I think I am going to try the Kona solid blue quilt, but in pink as my next adventure. I'm not so good yet at anything, but squares & rectangles :)

KateKwiltz said...

Great work! I LOVE that Kona blue one!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Good Lord! You are a sew-aholic!! :)
Love the lunch bags.

I read Redeeming Love years ago. I loved it. It's really hard for me to get into "Christian Fiction" (often a TERRIBLE writing style!--where are the editors???) but that's one book that I dug. And a couple others of hers.

Anonymous said...

Love the lunch bags. I too, would like to know what pattern you used. Great project and great choice of fabrics. Connie

Karyli said...

I have read that book too and loved it. It is one of those that moves and changes you somehow so I think about it often.
Your quilts are beautiful too!!

Greenmare said...

great quilts!!!

Mystica said...

I just love your quilts and everything posted! you are so industrious makes me realize how back I've gone in my sewing.

tarabu said...

Good Heavens, you have been busy - what a wonderful sense of accomplishment you must have at the moment!

Brandi said...

LOVE the blue! Awesome. I just finished my 3rd (attempt at a) quilt. I used your Ragged Squares tutorial and it was fabulous. Thanks! :)

Callipygian said...

I especially like the asymmetry of the green and orange one.

Alice said...

I love the plaid one - and I love the spiderweb quilt in your previous post. The spotted backing is perfect.

cindy said...

Love your projects! I've been in a sewing frame of mind the last month or so. I'm slower to churn out projects as I'm a novice. But I did make a "Joseph" coat and a library tote bag for my daughter who is off to her first day of Kindergarten in 2 days. Your quilts are inspiring!

Beth said...

I loved that book too! You may want to read her "mark of the lion" series! Incredible. And while your at it, Liz Curtis Higgs trio of books with Fair is the Rose and Thorn in my Heart, and Whence Came a PRince are also amazing books!

Rose said...

Great to see quilters use the heads to create something new to make the job easier. Thanks