Thursday, July 29, 2010

Surprise Package!

So about a year ago I signed up for a pay it forward gift from Angela @ Moda Home Mom.  I completely forgot about it.  I was having a particularly crappy week (sick car, work stress, the usual) so coming home to a nice and completely unexpected package from Angela made my day.  First, I had to explain to Hubby that no I didn’t order more fabric…but in the back of my mind I’m going…oh crap, what did I order now? 

Check out the goodies sent to me by Angela.  Love them!


Cute little bag with my initial.


Set of notebooks, a little zipper pouch, and some swedishfish that may or may not have disappeared…

Thank you Angela!!!!

So on account of all the good things that have come my way lately through the blog world, I want to give some back…..  So stay tuned for a giveaway in the near future!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Crazy about Circles

So I started the Cherish Nature quilt with a solid, that may or may not be Kona solid, and ran out.  I thought I had 5 yards…but it was definitely a different color Kona…so I’m forced to put it aside until I figure out what the heck fabric it was. 

So I took that 5 yards of Kona and cut it up for my Circle Around quilt - designed by Julie.  I used the easy circle ruler and in my opinion…not so easy….at first.  I think it was a combination of being hot (sewing/ironing without air conditioning in my 90F dining room) and irritated from above noted mistake.  I managed to completely screw up 1 circle…that turned out to be 2 half circles (duh!) and cut 5 or so the wrong size…I’ll use those on the back.  I used my Frolic layer cake from Amy’s Creative Side SMS giveaway.  It’s so bright and cheery!!  As for the pattern itself, super easy and super fun.  The blocks come together so quickly, once all of the cutting is out of the way.


It’s so big, I couldn’t get it all in one picture!  Like I said, super easy and quick…all I have left is to sew my rows together and quilt!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fabric Out, Fabric In

It’s been rather quiet on the blog lately.  Work has been crazy and I started class again, but this weekend I sat down in front of my Baby(lock) and finished piecing my Wonderland quilt top. 

img_0521      Sneak peak of the folded wonderland top.

I <3 it!  I even ordered my backing fabric from Sweet Pea Fabrics on Etsy (which arrived superfast!), but I’ll probably end up piecing my backing for something different. 

Right after finishing my Wonderland top, I cut into my stash of Cherish Nature by Deb Strain for Moda. 

img_0517                  Cherish Nature and 3 random prints from other lines.

I love this line…and from the moment I saw it, it reminded me of my high school best friend who now lives across the country.  She was recently married so this will make a nice gift. 

img_0516                A few of the blocks I have pieced…only 65 or so more to go! 

It’s a very simple design and I’m even incorporating other fabric lines into the quilt.  I’m planning for the quilt to measure 64” x 72”…for a total of 72 blocks.

Lots of fabric in lately including a fat quarter bundle of Bliss and a fat eighth bundle of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Thanks Julie!). 


I have no plans for Bliss yet (any suggestions)…but the Breakfast at Tiffany’s will most likely become many (many) half square triangles. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PMQG Potholder Swap

Two weeks ago was the monthly meeting of the Philly Modern Quilt Guild…I’m only slightly behind here.  Allison hosted our get together.  Unfortunately, it was really humid with a threat of storms so we all crammed in Allison’s husband’s man cave (Thanks Allison’s husband!!).  Our activity this month was a blind potholder swap.  Mine were simple patchwork using Essence by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  They turned out super traditional looking but I was happy with how the quilting and binding came out. 


 Candi was the recipient of my potholders and these are the ones I went home with:

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Sorry for the terrible picture…these were taken in my kitchen because I’ve already started using them. Love them!

My favorite though…for obvious reasons were Julie’sGo check them out :)