National Ice Cream Day Taste Challenge

In Honor of National Ice Cream Day we decided to have an Ice Cream Taste Contest.  My sisters in AZ do this as an annual Father’s Day Tradition so we decided to copy them on National Ice Cream day.

We invited a few friends over and here is a look at the participants.

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I had bought 6 different types of ice cream.  The rule was that they got one point per ice cream.  They could get partial credit if they guessed only part of the title. (ie. Mint Brownie – if they got mint 1/2 point or if they got Brownie they got 1/2 point – had to have full name Mint Brownie to get 1 point).

Each was blind folded.  Yes, Scott on the front right did cover his eye once there was ice cream in front of him.

Each was given and small cup with a scoop of ice cream in it.  They each got to taste each ice cream.

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Once all the cups had been collected they could take off their bandannas and write down their answer.  We found that water was needed between the rounds to help cleanse their pallets.  :)

In the end, after the 6 rounds of ice cream and lots of funny guesses…. we had one winner with 3 1/2 points and then we had three who each had 3 points….

Who was it you ask???

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BECKY!!!!!!  She had the most right.  That girl has serious skills!!!

ps.  Carmel is tough to guess.  Also note to self – look at more than the title to make sure that you know what you are serving.

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Summertime Starburst Quilt

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Well I did it!   I have a pattern up for sale.  You can buy it here or click on Pattern Shop at the top of the page.   It is a PDF Pattern and it will be sent to you with 24 hours of purchasing it.

I love this pattern and want to share it with all of you!

It is so fun and whimsical.  Reminds me of all the fun there is in the summertime.

I was in a layer cake exchange (42—10”x 10” different materials) where you were able to contribute from any of the Bonnie and Camille fabric lines. That is why I can’t tell you which layer cake I used—it was a mish mash of a number of their different collections. Have fun and play around with what you have.  This is great stash buster.

Hoping you will love it as much as I do!

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Quilts that I’ve made in the last few months

I am not great a posting pictures here of the quilts I make, mostly because when I finish them I am giving them away and I don’t want to post prior to the gifting.  When I do gift them, I am not thinking about blogging about it.  So here goes that ones I’ve haven’t added to this blog.

I love V and Co fabric’s if you haven’t noticed and she has come out with color books.  I have found some great quilts/pillows to make from the books:

This quilt was in Vannesa Christensen’s Simply Color Yellow book, but made it using the apple green bakers dozen from Sister’s Quilters.  It was made as gender neutral baby quilt for an amazing new first time mom.

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This has become my go to bridal shower gift – made into a pillow, but somehow I never remember to get a picture of the finished pillow.  It is also from the Simply Color Red book.

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This was also a baby blanket and the picture is not great, but is was so cute.  Little hearts that were green and purple.  This was from Simply Color Red book.

 

 

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This next quilt was made the the young women in our church group for their leader who was moving.  Each girl made a block and I loved how it turned out.  I am hoping to get a tutorial written about to make it, but my guess is it will not happen til September when the kids are back in school.

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This last picture is a table runner which I made for a dear friend for July 4th and backed it with my newest Quilt which will be up on the blog I am hoping this week if I can get it written up this week.  Quilt is ready to go, just need to finish writing it up.

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Hope you are all doing great.

Kris

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Inside Outside Quilt

This quilt pattern is up on the Moda Bake Shop

  
here is a look at the Red/White/Blue Version that I made for Quilt’s of Valor.  It was given to a WWII veteran on a Honor Flight back in May.  Loved it and love the version that I made.FullSizeRender (8)

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Adventure Tuesday 2014-2015

Had so much fun with all these amazing ladies.

Til September when we start all over again.

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Pompeii Mosaic Medallion Quilt

I am featured on Moda Bake Shop for my new quilt pattern, Pompeii Mosaic Medallion Quilt.

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Love how this turned out.  It was lots of fun to create and watch come together.

Here is a link n Moda Bake Shop today.

Hope you have a great day!

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Something on Sunday

It has been a great week.  I am learning that having less things on my schedule makes life so much more enjoyable.  I am still busy, but doing things that are helping me to reach my goals.  Love feeling like I’m making progress.

I was able to hike one of my favorite trails with these amazing friends.  I am truly blessed to be have them in my life.

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Made delicious brownies with Brett – Love the pans Edith that let me have 4 edges on each brownie slice.

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A good friend who is moving offered her freezer to us – which promoted some much needed cleaning in the garage.  Why do I always forget to take the before photos (probably I don’t want to remember how crazy it looks).  Here are a few photo’s of the changes in the garage.  Fridge was moved and freezer was moved nexted to it.  Storage shelves were moved to where the fridge was.

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Lots of sewing happened this week.

Finished the teal blocks for Lindsay’s quilt..

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My quilting teacher, Vickie created a 12th man pattern – which became a pillow and a quilt.

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I have been trying to replace the kids window covering –  I was trying to find fun curtains with pops of color.  Could find any.  Turns out I was looking in the wrong aisle.  Shower curtains are where all the fun patterns are.  So if you don’t want to have them hang on the floor and don’t mind fun tops – that is the place to get your curtains.

Becky’s with white ribbon tabs.

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Brett’s with twine at the top (if I was going to do it over – I’d get thicker twine )

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Played Volleyball last night for the first time in a couple of months.  Lots of fun – slightly rusty, but loved it.

My running has been coming along.  I finished a 5k program (that was to  make sure I didn’t run too much too soon).  Now starting on a 10K program.  I come home each day thinking – “I love running”

Found out some amazing news Friday morning in my email.  My shark tooth quilt is going to Quilt Con (modern quilt convention in Austin) to be in the Moda Bake Shop booth.  WOW is all I can say.

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Something on Sunday

I realized that Tuesday are busy days and thinking of 10 things isn’t happening very often, so in an effort to post more often here’s to Something on Sunday.

Rather than try to recap the past few month’s, we’ll just start with with this past week and go forward.

Tuesday was Curling with Adventure Tuesday.  I love Curling. If you have a Curling club close I highly recommend you going.  You will NOT be disappointed.

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Brett had basketball games on Thursday and Saturday.  Love how much he is improving.

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He is actually trying to get involved on defense.  Here is a photo of his hand reaching in to try to steal a basketball.

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This is huge.  He use to stand at mid court and direct traffic.

He even got to be one to jump at the start of the game.

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Love Special Olympic Basketball games.

Loved having the chance to go out with Owen last night and spend time with him.  Sure love him and getting the chance to get away from it all with him.  Saw this quote which sums up how I feel about Owen – “Your pretty much my favorite of all time in the history of ever.”

Working on a Quilt for Lindsay now.  24 blocks down:  only 62 more to go!

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I have never felt so  many different emotions during a football game today.   But oh the joy at the end!!

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I have loved spending more time at home (not working is the greatest gift).  Thankful for it in my life.  Love all that I can cross off my to-do-list each day.    I am trying to do something from each of these area’s  most days:  Quilting, Family History, Adventure Tuesday’s, running, organizing my home, spending time with friends, trying to learn Spanish, reading Monument’s Men (a book I know crazy for me) and finally being around and really trying to spend time with the kids when they are home.  How I love it all.

Hope you are all doing great and enjoying life!

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Shark Tooth Quilt

Today I am featured on Moda Bake Shop with my latest quilt pattern called Shark Tooth.

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This quilt was inspired by my friend who was trying to help her daughter who had purchased material was purchased a few years ago to make a triangle quilt.  She brought me strips of triangles sewed together and asked me to help.  This is what came together.  This was a baby quilt.

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Loved this pattern so I sent it to Moda Bake Shop and what to you know – it is on their blog today!  Best part is that is has my favorite line of material to date.  Color Theory by V and Co.   Love love this line.  There is also pink, teal and mustard in the line which I’ll make into another quilt.  Will link here once I have completed it.

Here is a fun Shark Pillow I made yesterday as I got bit by inspiration!

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Check it out over on their blog.   If you make your own version, I would love to see it!  Please add it to a comment!

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2015 is off and running!

It has been a few months since I last posted.  I have been anything but bored.  Realized that I made and gave away 5 quilt and forgot to take pictures of them.   Let me just say that I loved thinking about 2 babies, 2 neices and one amazing friend that I gave them to.  Hopefully this year, I can spend lots of time thinking about people I love as I make quilts for them.

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