Friday, August 19, 2011

Avalon x two

 I have a friend (another Navy spouse) that really likes the quilt I made for Sean (my husband). She liked it so much she asked what the fabric was and where to order it. She then asked if she bought all the fabric, if I'd be willing to make her one. I said sure. Well because this pattern uses fat quarters she had to order 1/2 yard increments. So I told her she'd have enough for 2 quilts if she wanted. So she said that would be great. 

 Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Avalon found in Material Obsession
Fabric: Amy Butler Daisy Chain
Measurements:  58"x78.8"
machine bound front and back using Jennifer from That Girl..That Quilt's tutorial found here.
(yes, I typically do not like machine binding the whole quilt and I've said in the past I won't do it again, but I needed to get these done fast and this time I did A LOT better! Using the binding clips, like Jennifer suggests, helped a great deal and this time it turned out pretty darn good!)
I got all my quilts done that I set out to do with exception to the one vintage sheet quilt for our bed in the trailer. The top is almost done, I'm just not sure if I can get it done by Tuesday. The packers arrive Tuesday to pack us up and we will be on the road next Friday!

ok, so do you want to hear our trip itinerary for relocating from California to Rhode Island? Well I'll share it anyway! This, of course, is tentative, but we hope to stick pretty close to this plan:
Friday Aug. 26th: Barstow, CA
Saturday Aug. 27th: Cedar City, UT
Sunday Aug. 28th: Grand Junction, CO
Monday Aug. 29th: Denver, CO
Tuesday Aug. 30th: Grand Island, NE
Wednesday Aug. 31st: Rock Island,  IL
Thursday Sept. 1st-3rd: Rockford, IL (this is where my mom lives)
Sunday Sept. 4th: Sandusky, OH
Monday Sept. 5th: East Stroudsburg. PA
Tuesday Sept. 6th: NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND!!
Yes, it's taking us this long because we are pulling a travel trailer and have 2 kids and a dog. So we are figuring about 300 miles a day. Enough time to set up camp, take a swim, and make some dinner...then bed after each stop. 
I'm super excited to hit the road! I love road trips!

Friday, August 12, 2011

quick post... (non quilty!) let you all know I'm still alive.
Hubby made it home safe and sound. Hurray!!
We had a "date night" last Friday.
(and in case you are wondering, NO he didn't go out in a wife beater! he was wearing it because he bbq'd burgers for the sitter and kids before we left! When I posted this to my facebook page, of course we got a lot of smart-ass remarks from all his buddies about his "wife beater" tank top!)

Date night turned into a "tattoo night". Yes, you read that right! I got my first tattoo. A Red Hot Chili Peppers symbol on my left ankle. He got a swallow holding three hearts. 

Then on Monday we went to Disneyland for 3 days. So yeah, we've been quite busy!
Happy Daddy with his happy girls!

And...we have orders! The move is set up and we have a place to live! We are getting packed out the week of the 22nd and will start our cross country trek from California to Newport, Rhode Island on the 25th!
AND...I only have 3 quilts left out of my long list of "to-dos" before we move!
I think I can, I think I can.....