Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Building Bright and Sunny

At the beginning of the month I was doing this. These are the blocks I've come up with so far. This quilt will be for my bedroom, which is yellow and I want bright and sunny. I'm pretty sure it's gonna be sashed in white. There are 19 squares here (11" each) - guess I'll make one more so I can do a 4x5 grid - then I'll go from there. I'm liking it alot so far.

Another UFO is DONE!

This baby quilt was pieced before xmas and it took until last night to put the last stitches in the binding. Can you say "PROCRASTINATOR"? The balls have been done for quite a while just waiting. This quilt is for Elden's (our grandson) daycare provider that just had a baby. Feels good to get this off my plate! [Click on pic for more detail]

Oh - and the beautiful daffodils were a gift from my friend Nancy that she got at the CT Garden show - aren't they pretty?

Monday, February 16, 2009

I Built a House!

I read a blog entitled "Adventures in Green Quilting". Even though I've been buying alot of new fabric lately I've been trying really hard to use what I have as well. The new fabric has more to do with my changing tastes in color and design. Anyway - the woman (Joanna Norman) that writes this blog is offering a free BOM for 2009 entitled "Come Over To My House". The block pictured below is January. Kinda cute. I think this will make a nice wall hanging. Today I downloaded the block for February - it's 4 apartments - should be fun.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

More Stash Enhancement

Received my last package of fabric I ordered last weekend from The fabric is just gorgeous and feels so silky. Very good quality and very good service - I'll definately go back there again.

The bottom four cuts here are from the Urban Garden collection and are just luscious. The top two I just loved - and you have to buy what you love - right?!

These are pretty much solids with a twist. The colors from selvedge to selvedge transition from light to dark. It was hard to show in the picture - what is shown here is the middle tone of each. This gives alot of flexibility with the solids. Also it has a tone on tone quality which adds some depth. In the past I've bought other color transition fabrics which were just blocks of colors in the same hue and loved them so couldn't resist.


Made some fabric postcards for Valentines Day! These were the first ones I ever made and I think they came out pretty well. Mary talks about them all the time in her blog and they sound like such fun I looked up her tutorial on how to make them! These pics can be posted now that the recipients have their cards!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stash Enhancement

I know I will never die with the most fabric - but I can continue to try. lol These are my latest acquisitions - there is more on the way - and I still have to take pictures of the latest batiks I purchased a while ago - there is something about posing it and seeing it pictured that inspires me.

These fabrics are from

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Cutting more Strips

Well, I've been puttering again in the sewing room - really in the mood to create and have had this quilt in my mind for a while for the bedroom - really only colors in my mind, but colors in a quilt. So I started cutting strips for this said quilt using Flea Market Fancy guidelines   - need to make a sort of large quilt so cutting more squares than this calls for.  Here's what I've got so far: