I’m doing a little series of posts that feature old blog posts. I have been going back and looking at them. It’s been fun. I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW. Over ten years. I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts…today I’m telling you about projects I finished in May of 2011.
Not a lot of quilting happened in May of 2011. Karl was a senior in highschool. The school year was winding down and if you’ve had a senior, you know that last month gets busy.
I did sneak in some quilting but not a lot.
Kelli and I went to Country Threads and bought the Little Twister Ruler.
Making these was all the rage then. You sew pieces together like this…
Then cut it apart a specific way with a specific ruler then sew the pieces back together to get something like this…
Were you quilting then? Did you make one?
You can still find the rulers HERE on Amazon. They come in many different sizes. I did the mine one to get this. It was a fun project. It’s especially fun if you’re having a girl’s day and sewing with someone.
I made this baby quilt. It’s a free pattern on the blog. You can find it HERE. It’s video only. Sorry.
I was deep in making Kalissa’s crumb quilt.
I love crumb quilting but it isn’t quick at all.
I started… Cactus Patch quilt. It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt from the book Scraps and Shirttails Book #1. I love this quilt…really love it!
We had a project with Moda Bake Shop…you can find the pattern for our kid’s messenger bags HERE.
I did a video on how to make this Sunbonnet Sue dishtowel.
You can watch the video HERE. It’s really much easier than it looks.
Kelli was working on a graduation quilt for Karl. This was the pattern. School colors here are red, white and black so this was perfect.
That’s all the quilting that happened but lots of family things were happening. Karl and Kalissa both had prom and prom dates…
I made a HUGE batch of salsa.
I also catered the graduation party food. We always let our kids pick the meal they wanted to be catered. Karl’s desire…meatballs. He wanted meatballs with the white sauce gravy.HERE is the Meatball recipe. We were expecting 150 guests…more actually came. It’s a good thing I made 600 meatballs!! There were only 30 left after everyone had gone home.
I made four pans of bars, salads, potatoes, and green bean casserole for everyone too. I was a busy girl. You can see why I didn’t get a lot of quilting done!