Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rainbow Cake

I have been wanting to make a rainbow cake for a long time. This is my first attempt and definitely will not be the last!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Boy Bag

My little boy loves toy cars. He tries his hardest to carry as many cars as he can where ever he goes. He shoves them under his arms, in his arms, and piles them high holding them in place with his chin! To make his task a little easier, I made him a boy bag to carry his cars in. I really wanted so cars fabric that was not connected to the movie (which is all I have in my stash). At Joann's, I found this great Alexander Henry Historic Highway print. I thought it was perfect for a bag to carry cars. My son seems to have mixed feeling about the bag. He loves to put his cars into it, but he wants me to carry it!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More Bulk Cooking

The menu this time is:

Cliantro Beef

2 Aimee's Quick Chicken
Chicken Fajitas w/ Mexican Salad (not frozen)
2 Honey Mustard Chicken
Jerk Chicken
One Pan Chicken (I didn't do the potatoes to freeze.)
3 Orange Chicken
3 White Chicken Chili
3 Pulled Pork Tacos
6 Spaghetti Sauces
2 Slow Cooker Lentils and Sausage
2 Easy Pork Marinade
2 Pesto Chicken
3 Olive Beef
Sesame Pork Roast

With the help of my husband, I made 18 meals one day. Then my mom came over and helped the next day, and we made 14 more meals. It seemed to be one of the easiest once a month cooking session I have had!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Twin

I finished the second wonky star blanket! My older daughter had been very upset that I didn't do her's first. (I guess she is used to being first as she is the first child!) But less than a week later, her blanket is ready. She is very happy with the way it turned out, especially the minkee!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Half way there!

I have finally settled on a design for my wonky star quilt. It is going to be fairly normally laid out with five stars per row and six rows. Between the first and second rows and the fifth and sixth rows will be a row of 15 mini stars. I finally finished 15 large stars and 15 mini stars. I am so happy with them, I just wish that I could finish them more quickly! I am ready to see the finished product!

Five new mini stars!

A couple of stars to add to the constellation.

This is one of my all time favorite vintage prints!

My daughter's favorite:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bee Quilt Top

I finished!!! The center has been together for a little while, but the border took a while to put together. I think it perfectly matches the business of the quilt.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Star Blanket

My little girls love the wonky stars I have been making. They asked me to make them a big wonky star blanket. This is my interpretation of that request! I made the wonky star and backed it with quilt batting and quilted it. Then I backed that with minkee. The first one is finished. Hopefully I will get the other one made very soon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

One New Star

One day, my sister came over to cut vintage sheets and exchange fabrics. My mom stopped by and was asking about wonky stars. I sat down and made this one quickly to give her the idea of how they are made. I know have 11. I am getting to the point where I hope to put these all together.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Quilting Bee Blocks

Have you guys seen It is a spin off of the flickr group by the same name. The site has a lot of info on quilting bees and how to join one. Check it out. Right now they are having a really cool giveaway.

Monday, April 5, 2010

At the Beach

We had a great time visiting our friends in Wilmington, NC. The beach was great, and the fellowship was even better!