Wednesday, May 31, 2023

College Celebration {Party Decorations}

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” 

Our second son has graduated from college and we could not have been prouder. Unfortunately, we found out that we only had enough tickets for our immediate family.  However, we didn't at our house for all the extended family!!!

When he got home, the first thing I asked was if I could wash and hang his quilt. 

Quilt details to come...

I leaned how to make balloon decorations in March for Opa's 80th party.
My youngest son has decided that every party must include them.  Maybe a balloon arch will be in our future?

I had the light blue covers already and made the navy/light blue covers to carry out the theme. 

I found some fun printable bunting on line for the fireplace.

I found some cute pennant images and made bunting for another room.  I'm kinda bummed that I forgot to take a photo of the front door decoration. Just picture blue and yellow flowers in a basket?!?!

His cake wasn’t exactly perfect, but it tasted good! I have realized over the years that I just don't have the patience for sticky icing and keep trying to grow in that a realm.

All in all, I am just so happy to see our son make it to the finish line. He has had to really work hard to get where he is. School was never easy.  I just know that kind of persistence, courage, and strength will serve him well in his adult life.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Sew Heart {Sew Scrappy Spools Quilt Along}

Hello May!!!

For the details of the quilt along, including pattern, supplies, and dates, see my earlier post announcement HERE.

This Month’s Blocks 

Sew Heart Blocks

This school nurse has a happy heart after a lovely Nurse's week. Only 9.5 school days left until a very much needed summer break. 

I will say that I made a discovery and want to share with those that are adding spools to their blocks as they go. I realized they are directional on the final quilt design. Because I am not ready to figure out which blocks are going where, I am going to only add background and spools tops/ bottoms to one block so that you can see what it looks like. The rest will not be added until I figure out my layout!

 Stay tuned for next month’s block on Thursday, June 8th!

Previous Blocks:
Month One: Sew Four Patch & Sew Cabin Blocks
Month Three: Sew Flag Blocks

Meet the other Quilters

Keep up with us by following @fatquartershop on Instagram to see and share work from your fellow quilters. Don’t forget to use #SewScrappySpoolsQAL to share your progress on social media on the second Thursday of each month, so we don’t miss seeing your scrappy quilts!

You can find Lori Holt on her blogYouTube Channel, and Instagram (@beelori1).


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