Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quilting Progress & Birthday Fun

I am excited to announce a couple things; one that I am back and safe and had a blast with my family and two that I should be done with the quilt tomorrow night. All I need to do is finish the official quilting.  The quilt made progress last week and could have been done last week but I because I am not going down to Orange County until February 8th I decided to stretch it out a little bit. After that quilt I am going to start on a large quilt a 5x6 for my brother (he is 6’4”) some of the fabric already arrived from Etsy but I have failed to check my mail so I will get it later today. It is going to be an orange, yellow, red & black quilt. If it turns out how I imagine it then it will be awesome.

laid out!

Close Up

Embroidered Backing
My Birthday Watch :)
I also want to make some reverse appliqué shirts from one of my favorite blogs (Sweet Verbena- Her Tutorial Here!) I had planned on making one a while ago just never did so maybe this week will be the lucky week. In addition to the reverse appliqué I am going to be working on refashioning some of the clothes in my closet. Some dresses are now too short and need to become a shirt and some of Nico’s old jeans are going to become shorts for me and a couple other refashions. The wheels in my mind are turning! :]

So here we go with the pictures from my trip, the weekend started with my amazing watch Nico got my for my birthday. It is definitely a beauty! :] We started by eating dinner at Isla in Treasure Island and just ventured around. I think it was a successful day since I only slept 4 hours on my birthday. I gambled some and lost but it is part of the experience but I at least budgeted my self and stuck to it.

Jason, Me, Justin

Amelia <3s Auntie Jes

Excuse the blur but I love this picture
 I got to see my brothers, my mom, my dad and stepmom and the best most beautiful nieces ever ( I am not impartial at all- hah). My camera did not end up with the bulk of the pictures that would be my on my mother’s camera so I will have some family pictures up after I go down to Orange County. It is a lot easier to use a usb than to have her email me all of them.

So that was that, stay tuned later this week for the full quilt tutorial! Happy Tuesday!


  1. hello. I am a new follower from the blog hop.
    Can you please follow me back?


  2. Did I read that right? Only four hours? OMG I would DIE! Anyhoo, Stopping to follow you from today's hop - hope you have time to visit soon and return the favor :)

    1. Yeah... 4 hours... needless to say I slept really great the next night.

  3. How fun! new follower from the hop, would love a follow back.


  4. Beautiful pics!

    I'm a new follower. You can check out 1 or any of my blogs at;


  5. Man I love quilts! I have run across so many pretty ones through blogging. My grandmother would always make quilts and I have quite a few of hers now. I didn't inherited the crafting or quilting gene :( I will just admire yours!

    Thank you for stopping by and linking up on the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you.


    1. They definitely are a lot of work but they are worth it :)

  6. New follower from Get Wired Blog Hop! Would love to have you follow my blog!

    1. Thanks, I will check out your blog and follow back! :)

  7. Hi Jesika. My name is Sarah, I am stopping by from Get Wired Wednesday and am now following via GFC, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. I've really enjoyed my visit. I love arts and crafts and have been wanting to get into doing them myself, so I'm always looking for inspiration. Quilting is something I've thought about doing. I have a sewing machine which I do not know how to use, I need sewing lessons, and I also lost the peddle and I'm not sure where to find those. I'm not real great and hand sewing, I think if I found a new peddle and actually learned how to use the sewing machine I would really enjoy a project like this. I'm not real sure where to find one though. Anyway, you have an awesome blog, I've definitely found inspiration here.

    Here is the link to my blog, you are welcome to stop by and follow back.


    Thanks and have an awesome day!


    1. Lucky for my I don't really ever have to use the pedal for my new machine does not need it. It has a start stop button. The new machines are so dang high tech now! If you find your machine you should try a quilt but let me suggest a simple square quilt first since this one was a little complicated for a first quilt but I will post the tutorial and things I should have done later this week :)

  8. This is beautiful! I wish I had this kind of talent!!
    - I'm visiting from the Crazed Fan Weekend Hop:)

    1. Thank you, I will be happy when it is done. I put the quilt in a time out until next week!

    2. Follow for a chance to see the step by step tutorials for quilts.


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