Monday, January 23, 2012


I have been missing from blogland because I had to hunker down and finish my masters degree.  I love crafting so much that the only way for me to focus on studying was to completely take a hiatus from crafting.  So, my last post here was on 8/31/2011.  I spent all of September through the beginning of December studying. I am happy to report that after 3 and a half years, I FINALLY FINISHED MY MASTERS DEGREE! Yeah!   I am so happy and so relieved.  Now can finally get back to crafting. Though since I have an almost 3 year old boy, there is still not a lot of crafting going on, I must say.  But, I manage to get a some things done, while he is sleeping usually.  Here is my first FO of 2012:


Its a little wall hanging for my cubicle at work.   I want to create some wall quilts for my work space and this is the first one so far.  I also wanted to practice paper piecing so this little quilt fit the bill.  It has been completed at this point but I forgot to bring it in to hang in my cubicle.  Tomorrow I guess....

I am now working on my jelly roll race quilt and that will be my next FO for this year I hope.  A friend is due with a baby boy and  I have the fabric already for her quilt.  I just need to come up with an easy, quick design for her quilt. I am thinking of doing the tube quilting pattern like this:

 Or an easy chevron pattern like this


I am leaning toward the zig zag......Gotta make up my mind quickly since the shower is just around the corner and I so want to finally give someone a completed quilt at the shower!  Wish me luck!

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