Friday, May 30, 2008

An Exciting Day

The latest edition of American Patchwork and Quilting arrived in my mailbox today. I love getting this magazine. It has so many fun quilting ideas each time.

Back in about January or February I was in Broadbent's and a woman was there with her quilt. It was quilted and I think she was choosing binding fabric, but I don't
remember for sure. Anwyay, she said she was finishing the quilt to put in American Patchwork and Quilting and it would come out in June. I loved the quilt. As cute as it is in the picture, it was even cuter in person. Now I feel like I have met a famous quilt! She was even willing to give me a few applique tips!

I also loved this 30's quilt. I love 30's fabric and have tons of scraps from other 30's quilts I've finished. I keep finding new quilts to use them in. Now I want to do this one. I think I'd make the blocks 12 inches instead of 6 though.

Here are a few pictures of other 1930's quilts I've completed. I have another that needs to be quilted still.

I am also working on a double wedding ring out of 30's fabric.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Possibilities are Endless

Yesterday I went fabric shopping. My friends and I are going to do a quilt block swap using any 12 inch star block pattern and Prarie Paisley fabric. I love this line because it can be patriotic, but doesn't have to be. Could just be a red, white and blue quilt. I haven't decided which block I'm going to do. We are in the process of selling our house and I don't want to be in the middle of a complicated block when we are packing to go. We had an offer this week, but the people ended up backing out. Anyway, I digress...

After I go fabric shopping I love to lay all my fabric out and imagine the possibilities. I love that just a flat, square of fabric has so much potential. I love to imagine all the color combinations I can put together. I like to feel the fabric. My husband teases me sometimes because I like to just "hang out with my fabric."

I also bought my first jelly roll yesterday I bought
Dandilion Girl. As I said before, I'm planning on making Jelly Stars with it.

Well, if I want to get any sewing in today I need to gets started on my house and yard. I need to plant flowers in hopes of luring in potential buyers. Hopefully it has snowed for the last time this spring and my flowers won't freeze.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

FINISHED (well, kind of)!

I finished the top of my pinwheel spin quilt. I don't have batting or backing right now so I can't quilt it. I need to get in the good habit of finishing a top and then quilting it right away. As you can see, my list of quilts that need to be quilted is growing.

I am now going to work on Strawberry Lilies . I started this one just after Christmas. I got about half way through and started on something else. I need to quit doing that! Most of the fabric is from various 3 Sisters lines. Here is a sample of the blocks I have finished.

I've become obsessed with Fig Tree Quilts Patterns. There are several patterns that are just out that I want to do. Especially Jelly Stars, and Daisy Chain. I have a few to finish before I even think about that though. I bought Amelia's Meadow over a year ago. I keep changing what fabric I want to do it in though. I also have From Auntie's Attic that I haven't even started. The picture above is the last quilt I totally finished. Yet another Fig Tree Quilts one called Coney Island from Fresh Vintage. I used the Fig Tree line called Allspice Tapestry.

Seriously, what am I doing here on the computer? I should be quilting!

Monday, May 5, 2008


This quilt has been in this stage for a good year now. I bought 2 yards of the green fabric because I loved it, but not having a pattern. Several months later I found a pattern that would show off the green. By the time I actually got around to buying the fabric in the first place I think it had been in the store for 2 years. My problem is that I have no idea what to do for boarders. I feel like red would be overpowering. What do you think? What would you use? Also, it reminds me of a table cloth now. Do I even still like it? Maybe it will get better with boarders. Help! (or helk! as my 22 month old says).

Sunday, May 4, 2008

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