Thursday, August 19, 2010

UT Crazy 9 Patch Quilt

I have been on a quilting marathon the last few months - in fact every so slowly fabric is taking over my room! I found the quilt pattern for my latest project here. Oh Fransson! has a great blog to follow and tutorials if you are wanting to give quilting a try. I booked marked this pattern and knew that I wanted to 'some day' do one. Then I stumbled upon this gal and her take on the Crazy 9 Patch quilt with a University of Tennesse [UT] theme. Um HeLLo!!! this is going to be the perfect pressie for the in-laws - early Christmas present, as I hope to have it finished by the end of the month.

This pattern is very forgiving [hence the crazy] so it would be the perfect first time quilt for someone to take on, like myself!

I went back and forth of what color solid blocks that I was going to use - white, tan or orange. I have decided on white since the in-laws are pretty die hard fans. I know white isn't going to be great for keeping clean at the games but I am sure my MIL will figure it out. The backing is going to be solid UT orange and some of the crazy blocks. As I work on it I am also thinking about how to actually quilt it - not sure if I am going to do it [for the first time] or have someone else do it for me like Christina! ;)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Remember my inspiration post? I finished all five albums last month and have been wanting to share the project with all of you! Again this was all inspired by Ali Edward's mini album design and Christine Middlecamp's amazing embellished doilys...

This album project used a lot of my stash - which is always a good thing! The only items that I purchased were the Maya Road 5x5 albums.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Dayz - catching up with the sun

This summer has been filled with...

Family reunions - we have one every 5 years. I have missed several reunions because of prior commitments but this year it was in Portland so I had no conflicts and was excited to go. Family reunions tend to blow me away, especially as our families grow. Now the fourth generation [yonsei - my generation on this side of the family] are having kids! We can't keep track of who belongs to who. It was fun to catch up - spend time with cousins...and there are a lot of them.

[the Iwata family olympics - Mt Tabor Park - this is a very competive family!]

Most importantly I enjoy the time catching up with the older generations - the second generation of Iwata's

Also spending time with this almost five year old girlie...

and the new addition to the family... Cole

A full summer.