Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Fabric, a Sneak Peek, and a Project

The post office has been good to me this week. I received my "Hello Betty" layer cake (to match my charm pack) and the "Timber Creek Flannel" yardage to go with my Fields of Flowers quilt that I will be starting next week with the church ladies. The other yardage is from the "Portugal" line, which I LOVE! The first charm packs I ever bought are "Portugal" packs, 3 of this should make a lovely quilt when I figure out which pattern I want to use.

When my daughter saw all of the fabric coming in the mailbox for 3 days in a row, she told me that I couldn't buy any more fabric till I did all of the projects that I had started...I swear I heard her say "You can't use the car until you have cleaned up your room!" Since when does a 21 year old tell her 50 year old mother what to do?! (The worse part of it is that I know she's right!) So, here is a sneak peek, and the only peek at one project I need to finish. I can't show the end result because this is ending up a gift for Christmas. Too bad!
I decided I'd better get a move on with an already purchased fabric and mind my daughter. So, here is a tablerunner that I have planned on making for a while, made out of a lovely "Louise" charm pack. The pattern came off the Moda Bake Shop. I love the way it is turning out. I used my extra fabric strips for the back again. It is pinned and ready to stipple...the only problem is that my sewing machine is 25 years old and doesn't stipple. So I am hoping that my good friend Sherri, will do it for me. Then on to the binding, and a project is done! One down, and about (?) to go!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Block 4

Sorry I have been away, it has been county fair time and I have had all 6 kids and 5 grandkids home for almost a week. Thus, no blogging, sewing, creating, or anything like unto it! I did get my block 4 done though the day after they all left. THAT I could do. I love the pink fabric with the stitching. By now you know that I am taking a different route with my colors. I hope you like them. Until next time...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My First "Quilted" Quilt!

I am so excited to introduce you to my very first "quilted" quilt! I have been doing quilts for all of my grandkids when they are born, but they are crib size and hand quilted, which I love to do, but is just different. I picked up my quilt today from the quilt store and just looking at it makes me happy. I love the fabric, love the daisy edge-to-edge on it, and love the fabric incorporated into the back. All I have left to do is bind it, then it becomes the granddaughters' quilt that stays at grandma's house. I have charm packs in "Zippety Doo Dah" to do one for the grandsons. Stay tuned...Yay me!