Totally Groovy Crib Quilt - done!

I'm on another quilt finish high! 
I LOVE how this quilt turned out. The texture of the quilting is fantastic even if the actual quilting isn't. 

I love the the contrasting thread on the back, it looks really cool. 

boo, bird nests on the back...gotta figure out how to prevent that, it's annoying.  

Quilt Stats: 
Pattern: Carolina Patchworks - Groove; Crib Quilt - Finished Size 43" x 52" 
Fabric: Kona solids - Coal, Deep Rose & Curry
Batting: Quilter's Dream- Dream Puff 
Thread: Superior So Fine #50 ; 409 Smoke, 416 Rose Petal; 422 Mustard

Spring Fever

Finally!!! It's more snow on the ground! The winter lethargy has lifted and I'm all gung ho to get some projects started, finished and what not. I think I need to list all the projects that I currently have buzzing around in my head.

1) Finish quilt top for Mom & Dad's RV
2) Make something cool for the Make it Right Challenge
3) Finish April blocks for do Good Stitches Promise circle.
4) Make blocks for Quilts for Boston
5) Finish binding on Groovy Crib Quilt
6) Figure out how I want to participate in the Retro Rubies QAL, baby quilt for our babysitter or toddler quilt for my son's bed...decisions decisions...

I'm really close to finishes on several of the above so I'm excited to start new things.

I also got some yard-work done today too. The strawberries are actually starting to invade the mint. I tore the mint up since it's taking up an eight foot section of my garden. We'll see what my devastation will do...that mint is tough...I will NOT allow it to take over the roses though. I will persevere .

Oh yeah, #7...get the camera working so I can take pictures of all the stuff I'm getting done!

Groovy crib quilt almost done!

I finished up the quilting on this last week and I AM LOVING IT! My camera decided to go squirrelly on me as I was trying to photograph it and this was the best shot I could get. 
The quilting in the yellow & pink areas came straight out of Angela Walter's Free-Motion Quilting book. The gray area was a little bit less successful since I meant to do a different orientation of quilting but loaded it on the long-arm in a way not conducive to that. No worries...overall I'm really please with how it turned out. I'll be back with more photos (once that camera starts behaving) after I've put on the binding. 

March do Good Stitches blocks

Whew, being sick for the majority of March was a real bummer.
I was able to complete my blocks for the Promise circle of doGoodStitches though (again on the very last day of the month).
I was excited to see the block the quilter chose for March because it was one that I had pinned on Pinterest.
Then looking at the instructions I was a little dismayed because each of those tiny little squares is cut out individually...around 120 1 1/2" squares. Gulp. That was going to take forever. Luckily I have a Sizzix machine so I did some searching and scored a Sizzix die that was on clearance & had a 1 1/2" square on it. Sweet!

Little Miss Shabby scrapbuster #1

Little Miss Shabby scrapbuster #2
Once you have the squares cut out the blocks go together really quickly. I did mess up the first block by not reading directions correctly, but luckily it was easily remedied and only required a little bit of time with the seam ripper.