Saturday, November 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
So here is what I scored...
Kona Solids & Architextures Charm Pack ( I could kick myself for only getting one of the charms)
For my first time out I think I did pretty good. Actually way better than I thought I would. It also was not as bad as all the stories I heard. Was it hard to get up close to the tables? Some what. Were people rude and pushing? Not really, and most people were very polite. My shoulders are still aching two days later from all the heavy bags. But then I look at my fabric and the aches and pains go away. Some of this fabric I would never purchase at full price, like Echino and Heather Ross. I'm so glad I have them to add to my stash!
While most of this will be stashed...Some of the bundles are up for grabs in my Etsy Shop! Check it out before they are gone!!!
More Quilt Market highlights in the coming days!
Sunday, October 14, 2012
All of the prints are delicious but I wanted to stick to just one colorway for the quilt that I am envisioning. However, I may throw in a couple of the brighter prints before it's all said and done.
As I am cutting and piecing, each fabric I touch becomes my new favorite! I can't believe I waited so long to get my hands on these fabrics. I've also never worked with a dark neutral like black in a quilt before and thought the black linen would be a good first try. It's dark but the variation in the thread colors softens it a bit and of course it's a dream to sew.
I can't wait to finish this quilt, it may just end up being my favorite as of yet! I hope you find what inspires you too on this beautiful Sunday!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Hopefully this will be quilted and binded by the end of next week.
Have a great Friday!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Small Cotton Dots are in from Riley Blake Designs and I can't wait to make something out of them.
They are now available in my shop!
I also am getting restocked on Chevron (small) and the rest will be in on Monday.
They sold so quickly it made my head spin a little bit.
A big thanks to Applique Market for mentioning me on Facebook.
They sell very cute applique patterns like this
Everybody has been so excited about these fabrics, there are just so many ways you can use them.
Have a great weekend sewing!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
So hurry and get yours know before I decide to use it all up. Available by the yard and as fat quarter bundles. There are also plenty of other cute things in my etsy shop so stop by and check it out!!!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
I grabbed the quilt and ran back outside and of course the sun was already too high. I did manage to find a spot that was decent enough to take pictures but by the end I was in the sun.
But, I'm glad that happened because a couple of shots came out really well that show off the quilting. I think the pictures came out better the second time around too, even though I was rushing. I must admit I didn't know how this quilt was going to turn out. I was just winging it and making decisions as I went. I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The baby wrens have now opened their eyes and are starting to get in their brown feathers. They are now making so much noise when mom comes in with a worm. Check them out while they are still here. I expect them to leave the nest (fledge) sometime between July 19-25. It will probably happen somewhere in the middle.
I also have several Black Chinned hummingbirds feeding on several of my feeders hanging near by. You can hear them from time to time.
BTW, did anyone catch the HBO documentary: Birders: The Central Park Effect on Monday? It was a fabulous documentary and makes me want to visit New York all the more.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
So, this quilt pattern is super fun to make. Pretty, simple, and a fast sew. It measures 42" square. I wanted something small enough that you didn't have to piece the backing if you didn't want to.