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Sunday, January 10, 2016

HST Fabric Pull

I just remembered that I never showed you the fabrics that I ended up with for the Modern HST Sampler quilt.

First the background fabrics. I have 24 low-volume (mostly text) black and white fat quarters that I have been wanting a scrappy sort of quilt to play with. As soon as I found this quilt along half square triangle idea I knew they would be perfect.

With the background in mind I knew I wanted good strong color that could stand against the busyness of the background. I pulled several different colors and chose three. Pinks, Oranges, and Teals. All of them go well with each other as well as the backgrounds.

I am loving all of them together. I keep looking at them and smiling.

Modern HST Sampler QAL

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!!!!

Just a quick little hello. I have a few goals this year.

This year I want to be more consistent about blogging. At least keeping updated on quilty projects and books I've read.

I'd like to finish my quilts that are in progress. I have a few that need to go to the quilter and then binding and that's it. I am doing a Half-Square Triangle block of the month quilt this year. I'm excited to learn some tricks and get that started. I plan on staying on top of that project.

I have set my Goodreads goal to read 30 books this year. I had the same number this past year but I didn't quite meet that. I read 28 books. So we'll see how it goes in 2016. I do have several books in mind to read this year. Some of which are all of the books I got for Christmas. I'd like to reread the Harry Potter series. I have not reread that series since I read the seventh book. And I'd like to continue reading with the Swords and Spells book club on Goodreads if that continues. (They haven't set a book for January yet.)

Some random organizing goals. Keep my room less messy. Make my bed every morning. Fold the laundry after it is clean. Don't let the downstairs kitchen get cluttered with dirty dishes as often.

I'd like to try and do more yoga. I think I was/am getting bored of the pilates dvd that I have so I bought yoga dvds to switch it around some.

As for financial goals, I'd like to save more money. I want to spend less money. I want to create a budget and stick to it. I want to be able to afford a new car this year or next year. So that means buying less fabric and books.

That's about all that I can think up right now.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Modern HST Sampler QAL

Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts is planning a Modern Half-Square Triangle Sampler quilt along. It's somewhat a mystery quilt because we don't know the blocks beforehand. I think it'll be fun to use my stash of fat quarters and play along. I was looking through and seeing what colors I have. The only thing I decided on was the background. I have always wanted to use black/white low volume for a background. I thought this would be the perfect time to use it. So I have 10 fat quarters of text and other black/white/grey fabrics that I'll use as my background. Even the sashing I'll mix some low volumes together. So I know that I want near solids for the HST. I was thinking something along the lines of a warm color palette. But I have not pulled anything yet.

Friday, December 11, 2015



I haven't gone to a Josh Groban concert since 2013. I'm really excited to go see him in concert again. I bought tickets this morning and I snagged amazing seats! I'm going with three other people and we're sitting in the center section a few rows from the stage. It's going to be so much fun! Josh is performing at USANA Amphitheater on August 20, 2016.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

This past weekend was Salt Lake Comic Con. For the most part I had fun.

My friend, Kim, and I stayed downtown at the Little America hotel. It was a room. They need to sound proof their street side rooms more. We both woke up during the nights we were there.

I spent way too much money but it was worth it.

I bought all nine of RaShelle Workman's Blood and Snow series. She was so happy. She signed all nine.

I bought my first comic book. I like the tv show so I bought a Green Arrow book.

He is so buff.

I waited in line and had Felicia Day sign my copy of her book. She is so pretty and kind.

I bought Dean and Cas.

Now Sam has his friends.

I got an Impala "Baby" poster. This was my favorite.

I got an Impala "Baby" poster. This one is good too.

I bought a Jared Padalecki photo. This shot is one of my favorite ones.

See. Pretty. Yes. I paid to get a photo with Felicia Day. I asked her for a hug. It was so much fun meeting her.

This was not planned but Kim and I both got autographs from James and Oliver Phelps. They are so gorgeous in person.

I got these tiny, cute glass blown dragon earrings from Cute Glass.

Monday, September 21, 2015

BOM updates

Lots of pictures in this post.

First off, let's take a look at the ward block of the month. This is the black and white with yellow quilt. The blocks are about 18".

Second, the few blocks I have for the Fabric Center block of the month. I'm calling this quilt Butterfly Jewel. The first block is the center block. It's about 40". The rest of the blocks are 15".