Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Great Giveaway

Stash Manicure is having a giveaway so go check it out!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


...with time to spare!

Please excuse the wonkiness.  It's the pic, not the quilt I swear!  With my first Scnibbles quilt (top) complete, I can confirm that I am totally hooked.  The shop where I bought the fabric didn't have enough variety of the light blue for me to do the pieced border so I went with a solid outer border with corner stones instead.  Looking at it now I am glad for that.

I can't wait to do another one.  Unfortunately not of the shops in my area carry them so it's off the Fat Quarter Shop I go.

Always late to the party...

...but at least I made it. 

I have officially bought "Good Fortune," my first Scnibbles pattern.  And I picked up some Rural Jardin by French General to make it in.  Seeing as how I finished a project yesterday and have two in progress that aren't due until August and September, I think this is what I am going to make tomorrow morning. 

Are these wonderful little patterns going to become addictive?  I think so.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A finish...FINALLY!

There are days when I feel like I've been sewing forever with nothing to show for it.  Well not today!  I just finished the baby quilt going to my hair stylist Jennifer. 

I really love how it turned out has turned out.  Originally I was going to add more borders but when I looked at the proposed borders next to the body of the quilt, I just didn't like it.  So I've opted for this simpler version.  That dark green strip to the right side will be the binding.  Now it's off to Donna for quilting...stay tuned.

Elizabeth Crocket Quilt - Blocks 7 & 8

Slow and steady wins the race....right?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blocks 5 & 6...and a little retail therapy

They're really coming along, aren't they?

Yesterday I had the chance to stop by one of my favorite quilt shops, Country Stitches in Burleson, TX.  I was waiting to pick up Odin from the spay/neuter clinic and the shop just so happens to be in the same shopping center area.  They carry two of my favorite things...Civil War prints and Lori Smith patterns. 

Oh man!  I could have bought so much more...but I showed restraint and walked out with 8 fat quarters, 2 yards of pink, and one Lori Smith pattern.  The pink was an especially great find as it was on sale for $4 per yard.  Needless to say, I bought the last bit on the bolt.  I wish there had been more.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Elizabeth Crocket Quilt - Blocks 3 & 4 the middle of teaching quilt classes and running errands yesterday, I managed to complete two blocks. 

I am really loving the way these blocks are turning out.  With 85 different fabrics being used, it's hard to get bored.

It's HERE!

Upon returning home from errands, I found a package on my doorstep!  It was my prize from Darlene of Quilting Daze...78 fat quarters of "Sunshine" goodness by April Cornell!  Darlene is the bestest!

The next step is to figure out what I'm going to do with them.  I have a couple ideas but I'm wondering...what would you do?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gratuitous Odie Shot

The Crocket quilt (and other stuff)

Lots has been going around here lately.  I'm trying to work on several projects at the moment (boy I miss the days of working one quilt at a time).  One of these days I'll learn to not stretch myself so thin....NOT!

Late last week I made this bookmark for my friend Donna.  She is involved in Eastern Star and was being appointed to some new title and needed a bookmark for their bible.  So she asked me if I would make it for her. 

It measures approximately 3 1/2" x 14".  I used a charm pack, cutting out 1 1/2" diamonds.  Working with those little diamonds was so much fun, I'm thinking about doing a small doll quilt using them.

Here is a picture of another diamond quilt.  For this one, I used 2" strips.  I wanted to scale it down a bit for a children's charity quilt.  All that's left to do now is finish cutting the setting triangles and the borders.  I hope to get back to this one on Wednesday and complete it.

Here are my Oz pinwheel hexagons.  Months ago I started these to make a quilt for myself.  I got a few blocks done and then set them aside.  Then last week I found out my hair stylist is having her first baby and knew this quilt should go to her.  She is super funky and fun and the Oz fabric line is a perfect fit for her.  Again all I need to do now is cut the setting triangles and borders and finish it up.  Then that same friend Donna (who also goes to the same stylist) will quilt it.  Stay tuned.

Lastly, I have my second block done for the Crocket quilt.  I wish I had a picture of the first one...must get down to the shop to photograph it.  These blocks are really easy to make but extremely time consuming.  I hope to get at half the blocks done by the end of the weekend but more likely it'll be half that.

I hope you faithful few followers are having a wonderful day!

P.S.  My one year anniversary is coming up...stay tuned for a giveaway.  With only 16 of you, I'd say your odds of winning are pretty good if you sign

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Big Find!

Check this out:  Moda Puzzle Pieces - 100 fat quarters!

I didn't know they made bundles this big!  Anyway...I bought this gorgeous tower of fat quarters today.  It's a collection of tone-on-tone prints in several different styles.  I thought it would come in handy to use as blenders for the yards of children's print I own.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I bet...

you thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth.

I'ts been almost a month since my last post.  Lots of non-quilty things not worth mentioning have been occupying my time lately.  But one thing worth mentioning is my new quilting partner/supervisor.  Meet Odin, or as we like to call him...Odie.  Here he is peacefully napping under the desk in my studio.

Cute you say?  Here's a pic of what he's like most of the time...right in the middle of all the action.  Here he is inspecting my sewing machine to make sure its in good working order.

I feel guilty not having any quilty stuff to share.  I have a few things in the works but progress has been slow.  I am in the beginning stages of making the Elizabeth Crockett quilt as seen here on the cover of Scraps of Life by Helen Ogden Widener.  This quilt is historically connected to the area I live as nearby is the final resting place of Ms. Crockett.  It now resides at the Alamo but is not on display due to the fragility of it.

My version has 88 fabrics in total. All the strips are cut and the color groups for the 30 blocks now I just need to start sewing. I have one block completed but no picture to share...sorry. I'll post a picture of the next block, promise.  After this quilt is completed it will go up to the quilt shop for showing.  Kits will be available for sale and I think some big event is being planned at Ms. Crockett's memorial site regarding this book.

Stay tuned!