September 26, 2009

100th Post, A Milestone Birthday, and a Finish!

Let's start with the birthday - I turned 30 this past Thursday! Yikes! I had a great day and got lots accomplished with my patients that day - even a quiz got postponed : ) Erik spoiled me with a subscription to the Dallas Opera and some beautiful new jewelry! I spoiled myself with more fabric! We put off the birthday dinner until Wednesday night, and my brother and sister-in-law handed me a card that had this temporary tattoo in it:

How awesome is that? I'm wearing it to my next guild meeting! They're sold by Block Party Studios..check 'em out!

It is so awesome in fact, that I decided to do my first little giveaway to mark my 100th post! SO, leave a comment between now and next Saturday (Oct 3, at 12am CST) and I'll pick a random winner to receive one incredibly cool "Born to Quilt" temporary tattoo just like mine and an envelope stuffed with scraps from Cotton Blossoms, Peas and Carrots, Shangrila and more!

Here's my latest finish:

It's a baby quilt for my cousin Jon's new baby, Duncan. I used Amanda Jean's Elia's Squares pattern and love it! The fabric is Peas and Carrots and some solids from my stash. The green solid was a pain trying to find and looks amazingly lime in this picture. It is not in reality.

The back:

And a close-up : )

Can somebody please help me put my crochet hook down? I have no idea why I'm making this, but I can't stop. It's not amazingly beautiful by any means. I don't even know who is going to wear it! If anything, I'm learning to be consistent, getting faster, and slowly building up my addiction! I've even signed up to get newsletters and patterns from Lion Brand Yarn. They're doing a cool crochet-along, too, using motifs!

This t-shirt quilt was inherited from a sweet lady who offered to make a quilt for a friend of mine. At first, I thought I would be able to embrace her design and plan, but the few issues that were present induced me to start taking it apart entirely. Well, almost. It was just too big to be the lap quilt my friend wants, and I'm forcing the last bits of t-shirt in to make sure everybody's included. I hate it when a few get left out! There was also an issue getting the sashing to line up, and since I try to avoid lining anything up at all costs, I changed plans. In the end, it will be a hybrid of my Aggie quilt and Sarah's quilt, as my friend would like the squares sashed in the the blues/blacks provided, but also wants a definite Aggie maroon presence : )

Gotta get back to studying as I have a test on Monday. I start my pediatrics rotation this week, so wish me luck and no screaming children!


free indeed said...

Happy big 3 - 0 to you!!! My oldest son also turns 30 this year...a couple more months for him....
THat promise of scraps has me crossing my fingers! Pitiful huh to want to win SCRAPS so badly! I can't resist scraps...I love them to death!

SewCalGal said...

Happy Birthday to you. I do hope you enjoy turning 30. And just remember they get really, really, really better every birthday after turning 30! Sincerely!

While I'm not big on tatoos, I like the idea of a temporary tatoo. Especially if it is a quilting motif. So, please count me in your giveaway. Sounds like fun. And I'll definitely go check out the site that has created these temporary tatoos.


Ellen said...

Happy B-Day! Love the quilt! And I would TOTALLY wear that crochet thing. I'm ready to learn, are you going to teach me?!?!? :) Good luck on the test!

julie said...

Happy Birthday! We are old! Never thought I'd be 30 something! I want your give-away!!! How did you quilt the cute baby quilt? Lines? I can't see. I don't know how you fit in those quilts... you must work really fast!

Gretchen said...

Happy 30th birthday! Glad you celebrated by getting some new fabric. Love the tattoo!!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Abby!! I LOVE the baby quilt! Hope the peds rotation is going well.


Lisa said...

I am glad you like your tattoo. I will be interesting to hear what every body thinks when you wear it to your next meeting.