Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Where to start...

There's so much to talk about today!  I apologize in advance for lack of theme here.  If I weren't so lazy I'd make seperate posts for all the different things I want to share today...like I said...if.

Anyway.

First, my Fall into Fall Giveaway post has reached 285 comments as of this morning!  That's just 15 comments away from a 3rd giveaway being added.  I've been working on putting the giveaway prize(s) together so stay tuned. 

And it's time for me to admit something.  I am completely overwhelmed by the shear number of comments that have been left so far.  It is my greatest desire to answer each of you back personally but I'm not sure if I have to stamina to do it.  So I hope you will forgive me if you don't get a reply back.  Just know I wish you the best of luck in the draw...and will happily respond to your comments left on any other post.

Now I want to show you a Schnibble I finished this morning.  Here is Darcy made with two charm packs of Renewal by Brannock & Patek.  Renewal has to be my favorite B&P line that they've designed.  I can't even begin to count all the yards I've bought of this line.


For those of you that have been following me for a while...remember my Snowmen A to Zzzzz?  When I last posted about this WIP...January 26th!...I had completed A, B, C, D, E & F, G, and O.  Well I finally pulled it out again and managed to get another block done yesterday evening.  Here is H is for Holly...


Onto new projects...the ADD in me LOVES starting new projects!  Here are the fabrics for a project that I'll begin cutting today...a mix of Luna Note by Three Sisters and others from around the shop.  These lovelies will become another Carrie Nelson quilt...one from Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts.  Can you guess which one?


Now for the project I'm most excited to start!  A while back Jill of The Quilt Rat posted about dying black and white prints...an idea that would never have occurred to me...not in a million years.  Well after a exchanging a few emails back and forth with Jill, I'm taking the plunge and going to try it.  I and my BFF Donna, together, purchased a bunch of fat quarters and 28 different Jacquard Textile Paints.


The plan is to dye this weekend in the backyard while the weather is still warm here.  We're still in the mid 80's here.  For those of you that might be interested in trying this out, Jill also has a great tutorial for gradated dyeing.  It's worth checking out.


Ok...I'm off to start cutting out the Luna Note quilt and to start putting together my braid quilt.  I've been dragging my feet for two weeks now and that braid quilt NEEDS to be completed...for my sanity. 

Stay tuned.

15 comments:

julieQ said...

What gorgeous fabrics to play with...and paint with! enjoy!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I am very excited to see your fabrics after dyeing them.
I did not think Texas ever really got cold? You do not get snow?? No ice, what does cold look like in Texas?
I am in Edmonton Canada, and the temp is 60.8 Fahrenheit and it will get to -22 around January / Febuary. Thankfully, that freezing temp is only for a couple of weeks!
Have a great weekend playing with your fabrics!
-Carolyn

Yvette said...

I really love your new Schnibble. SEW nice!
You go girl! Starting 2 new projects in one week! You are my idol.

Darlene said...

Love, love Darcy. It's fabulous in Renewal!

I have no idea which project you're making out of Carrie's book Spice of Life but I'm sure it's for ME. ROFLOL Beautiful fabrics!

I'll be watching your progress on the dyeing adventure. Have fun.

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! I can't wait to see the dyed fabrics! I love the fabrics you chose for your next quilt too...thanks! Sandy

Sandy said...

I don't think my comment went thru....looking forward to seeing the results of the dyed fabric!
Sandy

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh boy the dying sure sounds fun! Can't wait to see your results! Darcy and Holly Berries are both wonderful and whatever pattern you choose for that fabric is going to be lovely! Happy stitchin'!

jednoiglec said...

I can't wait to see painted fabrics!

Linda said...

Love all those black and whites, why do you want to change them.. yes this giveaway has been quite exciting!

Canadian Kristin said...

Would NEVER have thought of painting the black&white graphics fabrics! Brilliant...can't wait to see the work in progress!!!

Strlady said...

So... The Luna Note project... Could it be Elizabeth? There are sooo many gorgeous quilts in that book that, as a Miss Rosie's Fan Girl I want to make them ALL!! I actually had bought Park Avenue to make my version of Elizabeth but after Luna Note came out I ran to pick it up and bought a few pieces of Aster Manor to compliment it. I'm hoping I will start my Elizabeth soon since it's been on my TBM list forever!

http://textilehouse.blogspot.com/2010/08/ive-been-bad-bad-girl.html

Talin's Corner said...

Love your H (Holly block). Oh, you are so daring. I have been collecting black and white fabrics for a long time (without anything in mind) and do not think that I would ever have the nerve to dye them. Of course, I may change my mind after seeing your results. Good luck and fun this week end.

Staci said...

Your little stitchery is so pretty! I love it!

Micki said...

Your Schnibbles is wonderful!
Good luck with the dyeing.
Micki

Libby said...

I love your Schnibble! Can't wait to see how your dyeing comes out! Sounds like fun!