Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along: Almost done!

I've been plugging away at my blocks for the Scrappy Stash Quilt-Along.

I meant to take photos of each set of blocks along the way, but every time I actually thought about taking the photos, it was too dark!

Here are my 30 blocks, all put together:

I didn't realize until I took this photo how much of a dividing line appears on my diagonal from top left to bottom right. Oh well, it's all sewn together and I'm not about to rip out all those seams!

Now, I just need to decide how to finish it.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Things That Go "BUMP" In The Night

For the last several weeks, we've had something bumping along under our house at all hours of the night.

This morning, I think we found it/her/them.....

Meet Mama Possum.....

and her three babies!

When my husband first spotted this little family in the yard this morning, Mama was carrying all the babies on her back. It was amazing to see that in real life. Unfortunately, I was too busy trying to keep Harry away from the Mama's sharp teeth to think about grabbing my camera.

Mama and babies were gently and safely relocated to a more appropriate area for possums.

And hopefully, there will be no more things under the house going bump in the night!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scrappy Stash Quilt Along

Ellison Lane Quilts

I'm joining in on Jennifer's Quilt Along because:
  1. It sounds like fun!
  2. My scrap bins are about to bust.
  3. And heck, it's not like I have anything else going on. (HA!)
Care to join us?

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Cheeky Little Monkey Quilt

I finished another kids quilt today. When I was squaring up the blocks, my friend Nicci commented on the "cheeky little monkeys". So that's what I'm calling it!

The center of the blocks is Grow With Me - Monkeys in creamy white, by Moda. The blue (actually more of a tuquoise color) and the sashing (light green with white dot) are both from my stash.

This is my favorite block on this quilt:

I love the little monkey that's popping up in the corner!