Friday, February 28, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Star Bright

So I am finally decorating my house after living in it for 2 1/2 years...  I could say I was too busy, or to distracted or didn't have the resources.  But, truth be told, I guess I was just procrastinating (I did mention that I am the Supreme Queen of Procrastination, right?).  We moved into this house with the intention of sharing it with our grown son and my mom.  So I did not decorate right away thinking that each person would bring their own tastes and that I would want to try to blend those styles to make everyone feel at 'home'.  Well, I waited and I waited.  My son did live with us for 2 of the years we have been here, but his belongings were pretty much confined to his area upstairs.  Then guess what? He fell in love and married and moved out. mom has NOT moved in with us yet.  I am tired of waiting on others and tired of procrastinating.  So here goes.
My walls have been blank (for the most part) up until now.  I can't stand it any longer.  When I saw this Star Bright pattern being posted by friends on InstaGram I decided that it would be just the right thing to brighten up my den... and so I gathered up all I needed and made it.  You can find the FREE (yes, I said FREE) pattern on Craftsy, click here Star Bright Free Quilt Pattern.
Here are my results

Playing with fabric placement..

I left it in the floor for a week...

Pieced and quilted.  Ready for the wall!!

I made new covers for the throw pillows on my couch too!

We painted the front door Tiffany Blue.
Sorry this picture is from Christmas.
(My husband is not the procrastinator that I am.)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


pattern prototype

This is a quilt that I have been working on for a long, long time.  It is not fussy, plain and simple.  Maybe that is why it took my so dang long.  Then again maybe it is because I designed it with the intention of writing and publishing the pattern.  You see, I wrote and published a pattern (Kiara Chevron).  You can find it on Craftsy....please find it on Craftsy!  But writing a pattern is really, really difficult.  Or at least my brain thinks it is.  I am so very paranoid about making sure that all the measurements and calculations are perfectly correct.  And I want it to look hand drawings or confusing instructions.  It took me forever to write the Kiara Chevron pattern even though it is a beginner pattern.  It also gave me a giant migraine headache and hives, some hair loss and a blurry vision. Not all of which is true.  You decide.  So....I think the completion of this quilt was hindered by the thought of writing the instructions for it (aka procrastination, of which I am honorary Queen).

yardage calculations...eeekkkk!

piecing complete!

scrappy binding ready

Finished product, fresh out of the dryer.
I am still on the fence about writing instructions for this quilt.  What do you think?  I really have a lot of the work finished. Only the computer part remains...Hahahaaha....ONLY the computer part remains.  I think I feel my hair beginning to fall out....