Farmer’s Wife QAL update + Quilter’s Planner Update

We had a crazy week. My husband’s birthday was on Friday so I spent the week cleaning, planning, and prepping for that. Then Tuesday I go an burn my right middle finger on a quesadilla. So, no sewing for a couple days. Then, I burnt my toe Friday right before the party on some earthquake cake that i never even tried. Hopefully there are some leftovers in the fridge. Now jumping back in after the party, and a very low key weekend. It’s time to get back to sewing.

Here are blocks 11 & 12:

#11 is red and #12 is pink. I kinda wish I did a lighter pink and would only have to redo 2 blocks so far… I am going to wait until I catch up again to decide…

Also, I finished my blocks for the Quilters Planner BOM sew along for 2018.

Here are the October, November, & December blocks

And here are all the blocks together. I need to add sashing (white or teal) to the blocks still.

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I want to pat myself on the back for making it this far!! Now my goal is to complete by Christmas. I have tons of projects to do, and oh so little time!! I should probably get off the computer and work on some other stuff… you know like putting my house back together, and prepping my next few Farmer’s Wife blocks.

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

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Farmers Wife EPP Sew Along Update – Blocks 1-10

Blocks 1-10 are done of the Farmers Wife 1920’s See along hosted by Gnome Angel! Here is what I have so far.

10 colors, a few shades of gray, and white. Now to decide sashing and cornerstones.

Off to preschool drop off

Peace.Love.Dove.

Cherie

Quilter’s Planner BOM – September block

Checking in and finished this bad a boy a couple days ago.

I love how the print is being highlighted in many of these blocks. For the first time I feel like I have kept up. But now is the real moment of truth — following through. The holidays are coming up and things are only getting busier. Less than 3 months until Christmas, and I want to have this quilt done and quilted! (My oldest girl claimed it. She loves the colors and I’ve let her help me along the way, so it’s only fair right?)

I also got my 2019 Quilters Planner and hope to create even more next year!

So excited to have the pollen pillow EPP project in there too!!! Next post will be an update on my Farmer’s Wife 1920’s EPP sew along. You can order your planner at the Quilter’s Planner Website.

Off to preschool pick up! I’ll be back later this week with more quilting fun.

Peace.Love.Dove.

Cherie

Farmer’s Wife EPP along

Well I started. The farmers wife 1920’s EPP see along halted by Gnome Angel. The goal is to complete 111 6″ blocks… all by hand, in a little over a year. So without further ado, here are my first 4 blocks.

My goal for these blocks is solids only. 3 colors per block. (1 rainbow color, 1 gray tone, and one white) the sashing May be gray or white, and the dot be the opposite color. I won’t decide on that for a while, or at least until I get caught up. I need to then start adding these cause honestly that is going to take forever to add on now that I actually think about it! 😳

Here are the four all together.

Peace. Love. Dove.

Cherie

September First Already!

I have quite a bit going on here in my life right now.

School (preschool that is) is about to start — thank goodness. My 4 year old loves her school time and socialization. I think she is a much better kid when she has that structure and peer interaction in her life. The littlest is still home with me. But we have some fun classes we are signing up for that I know she will love

Quilting! My Quilter’s Planner BOM is coming along. I am actually following along on the right pace. Here is my August Block. It turned out pretty good. Not perfect, but pretty darn good if I don’t say so myself. I will also share my progress of 1-6 and 7 too.

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Secret Sister. I am participating in a sorority secret sister exchange. I know I am old. It’s an alumni exchange so I get another alumni sister from somewhere in the world, and send her gifts. I am working on my final gift that she wont get until December, but I am EPP a pillow for her. Our colors are Lavender and Maroon, and our symbol is a heart, so the jewel piece was perfect for this! This is how far along I am right now. I always get asked what? how? So here is the backside of my EPP (English Paper Piecing). It is all hand sewn together.

The Farmer’s Wife Quilt Sampler EPP sew along. It is a year plus long commitment, but I think I want to do it. I bought the book and have a pile of solids I am thinking of using. I want to do it. If I don’t jump soon, I am going to be too far behind, so once I finish my Secret Sister Gift, I am jumping in. Here are the solids I collected to use. It should be enough for 111 6″ blocks right?? Plus white? Fingers crossed. This is hosted by Gnome Angel if you are interested in jumping in too! Its always the right time to learn a new skill! I am always about trying a new skill.

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I am hoping to update you all when I get my pillow done, my September block done, and each block with my Farmers Wife QAL – yep all 111 of them… With school coming, maybe I can keep a dang blog up! lol.

peace. love. dove.

Cherie

 

 

Quilting and Hexies

The girls are finally getting old enough where I can get back to being crafty again! Yay!

This year I decided to do a Block of the Month (BOM). I am doing the Quilters Planner Block of the Month. I had the planner last year but I never had time to quilt with the baby growing in my belly. But this year, I am doing it. I have 3 out of the 4 months done! Yay!!

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I also found the National Quilt Museum had a BOM that started in April so I tried my hand and that… and boom. I fell in love with English Paper Piecing (EPP). Here is the block I made. Pattern is from Mister Domestic. He has some fantastic Youtube videos that showed me exactly what to do when EPPing.

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It then made me want to of course try hexies. So I am working on this table runner. I am about a week in, so I should have this done in what a couple months, lol.

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I have found that hand sewing keeps me from unnecessary snacking, and less time playing pointless games on my iPad. My daughter wants to help me sew all the time, and I might find something for her to work on too. Is almost 4 too young to start? I have no clue.

I will continue to post my progress, and I will update you if quilting is helping get rid of the mom bod too. lol.

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

We moved… again.

We are back! Well at least I am. When you have kids, you sometimes lose track of time, your mind, and well everything in between. I have found that during the first year of each kid tends to be the hardest to have that time to yourself. You have to do everything for kids when they are little, but once they decide that playing by themselves in an ok thing, well I get myself back again. Plus on top of that we moved across the country. From Florida to Washington (which is the place we want to call home forever). We will see how long we can convince them to keep up here.

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By back again, I mean I can craft again. I have done a few projects here and there and only because my husband has watched the girls so I could get those quilts put together, or whatever else I have been working on. Plus on top of that we moved across the country. From Florida to Washington (which is the place we want to call home forever). We will see how long we can convince them to keep up here.

Anyways, the youngest just turned one, like a week ago, and I am a stay at home mom to a 3 year old too. Both girls, and both amazing. Winter break has been a little rough for all of us. The three year old is used to preschool 2x a week (and she loves it — she’d go every day if she could) plus she has dance once a week but when the district school is out, so is she… so on top of the one year old I have a child who asks me for candy like every 10 minutes, works on pushing all my buttons, and tests every boundary we set. It’s a fun game that I am rewarded with a glass of wine at night.

This year I have quite a few projects I want to complete, resolutions to work on, and few tasks around the house that need to get done. I am going to share my list, and in hopes I follow through this year to get things done!

  1. Declutter! I am hoping to make this our forever home, so once we grow out of it, don’t need it, or don’t want it, its going going gone!
  2. Quilt! I have one quilt to finish for my godson’s 1st birthday in less than a month. That is my first thing to do! Plus I have like 5 others on my list. I’ll post the most doable in the list below.
  3. Bath Bombs. We want to make them. We love them, and I would love to make some instead of buying them to use.
  4. Block of the Month (BOM) – I have two that I am planning on doing this year. Pat Sloan’s & Quilters Planner. So hoping I can knock out at least those this year.
  5. I need to get back to working out. In Florida I had a group of friends I worked out with. It was a class and I went 3 days a week, it was awesome! Here I need to join a gym, but its spendy! Especially if you add on the child car portion. That almost doubles my monthly gym membership payment. But I need to figure something out.
  6. Refinish our deck. And all sorts of small changes in the house. I am hoping next fall I can get my kitchen countertops replaced. It doesn’t look like I will actually win the lottery, so we have to save up that money.
  7. Pay off my Student loans! This will be done hopefully in October 2018.
  8. Dream up a business idea. Find a passion. Go with it.
  9. Organize. It goes with the decluttering, but I need to organize my home, I need to start better habits. I am messiest person ever. And its hard to change some of my bad habits, but I need to do it for my husband. For our family. For our home!
  10. Sell more stuff. I sell Norwex. I love their products but I have been too busy to work the business. MLMs. Some people love them, some people hate them. I hate the pushy ones. But I am not pushy. Have questions, message me, or visit my website, http://www.cheriegoyer.norwex.biz.

OK. 10 things to do this year. Plus every day life, visiting old friends, having friends and family visit, and raising tow incredibly wonderful girls. I also want to prep myself and work on being on a design team in 2019.  Which means I need to keep my blog up, post projects whether its quilting, paper crafting, or any other types of crafts, home goods, tasks, ideas… you name it.

I am not perfect no one is. And this might be a tough list to tackle, plus blogging takes time! Good pictures, Organization, Fresh ideas, and if you are reading this, you may be in my same shoes too. You will get to know me better over the next year and hopefully more, we may become best friends, or you might think I am too nuts for you.

I am always game for a glass of wine, some popcorn, and a good book too (well if I had time)…

peace.love.dove.

 

Baby Girl Quilt Finished

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The second I found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to start the quilt for my baby to be. But I knew I had to wait. I also had to sort through my stash to see if I wanted to use any of the fabric I currently had — and well to see what I actually had…

Then I found out we were having another girl. I knew I couldn’t use previously bought fabric, I had to get some new stuff! *Ekk so exciting*

I headed out to my local quilting shop, which I had never been to before, and picked out my new fabric for this beautiful quilt. It was a lot harder to pick out fabric for myself than for other people. I have made a few baby quilts in the past couple years — and only one was for my child. I ended up picking out the back fabric first. It is a beautiful Opulent Flowerful Dandle Panel from Art Gallery Fabrics. It is from the Lavish collection designed by Katarina Roccella. I then picked some Kona solids to go with it (pink and white, and navy for the binding)

I chose a simple herringbone pattern since this is one of the bigger quilts I have attempted to make. I made several half square  triangle lined them up and sewed them all together. Since I am due at Christmas time, I wanted to get this done as soon as I can knowing that the holidays are going to be busy!! I quilted on my Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, and finished it today! yay!

So without further ado, here are the pictures of the finished quilt measured at 56.5″ each side (It’s square)!

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I also love that I finished this during National Sewing Month!!! How perfect. Now a million other things to do to get ready for this baby!

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

p.s. I am entering this into a couple competitions this month. Check them out at http://www.amyscreativeside.com & http://www.thesewingloftblog.com

 

 

Friday night

My Friday nights lately consist of my husband watching a movie while I turn to my sewing room and plug away at a project. Current project: Baby Quilt. FOR US!!! 

We found out that we are having another girl come this Christmas. We already have a good name picked out, and the other day I picked out her fabrics for her quilt. 


I am going to make a herringbone quilt in the pink and white, and back with the gorgeous printed fabric. Then the binding will be a navy blue. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.

I already started on my half squares. 


And now to determine the size of the quilt. I want it smaller than a twin but bigger than a crib. So I will have to play with the squares and amounts to figure out a good size. 

I’ll keep you posted on my progress! 

Peace.Love.Dove.

Triangle Quilt Completed!

Well, my nephew came earlier than planned, so I had to hustle up and finish his quilt. Luke Steven was born August 1st, weighing 6lbs 4oz.

I finished up the quilt and wanted to share a few things on my inspirations, pattern used, and fabric!

Here is the finished product.

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I used Hello Bear by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I purchased it from one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Fabric Shoppe, maybe because she is in Minnesota where I was born and raised, but mostly because she has awesome fabric!!!

I followed this pattern/QAL to make the quilt. I used the same ruler and everything. I highly recommend checking out the pattern and the blog!

Here are some more pictures of the quilt.

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I never know what to do with the back of the quilt, so I used the left over fabric and just lined it up. It’s crooked, but I did that on purpose. I didn’t want to be a perfectionist (because I am not one) and felt like it was a little more me. I wish I had some more time to actually spend my time quilting it. I had some great ideas, but I went simple .

Hopefully the mom and baby will get to come home soon and enjoy the quilt. Looks like I should probably run it down the the post office!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Now the decision of what to start on next…

peace.love.dove.

Cherie

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