Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome Home Baby….

Babylock that is!


I love, love, love it and it seriously sews like a dream!

Look for a full review…once I finish my first project with it!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break – Jamaica Edition

The past 2 weeks have been a blur.  My birthday was during finals week (boo hoo) which was followed by a trip to Jamaica.  When you get older birthdays are just like any other day, except people are (usually) a little nicer to you and sometimes give you cake and presents.  This year, my mom made me a yummy birthday dinner and Hubby brought an awesome St. Patty’s day themed strawberry shortcake for dessert.  

100_1190 My parents got me a chair for my sewing table which turned out to be perfect, plus I’m proud of the fact that I put it together myself.  Up until recently I had been using an ottoman (ouch!) or a chair from my dining room. 

Hubby got me a new camera which takes amazing pictures.  We weren’t supposed to get each other birthday gifts this year…which I of course followed, but he didn’t.  So I wasn’t expecting a gift, but when I went up to bed there was a camera on the tv with a cute little bow.  He’s so sweet!

After finals were over, we packed up and flew to Jamaica for 5 days.  We stayed at the Sunset Beach Resort in Montego Bay.  It was amazing…and so warm and sunny every day.  The food was so-so but everything else was great!

View from the restaurant where we ate breakfast each morning.


View of the beach….each day was this gorgeous!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunday Stash

I don't think I ever do these...but I added some cute fabric to my stash this week so I thought, why not?!

Friday night was the first sewing night of the Philly Modern Quilt Guild.  I drove over an hour through rain, wind and traffic to get there, but it was worth it!  I got the binding sewn onto my animal alphabet pinwheel quilt (which I LOVE) and picked up some new fabric while in the shop.  How could I resist?

3 yards of Blush by Basic Grey for Moda.  Yummy!  Believe it or not, I don't really have any WIPs.  So I might just have to cut this up soon!  

Such a busy weekend!  Saturday I drove through more wind, rain, and flooded roads to a baby shower to give mommy-to-be the animal alphabet quilt.  I literally pulled it out of the dryer, wrapped it, and walked out the door!  Talk about last minute finishes....but here it is all quilted.

Here is a close up of the cute!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

“A” is for …

Animal Alphabet…

Yet another baby quilt and hopefully my last for quite a  little bit.

This is my first attempt at pinwheels and so far I’m loving it.  Charm packs make it quick and easy peasy to put together!


The fabrics are so colorful and fun…perfect for a little one!

Here is the top all put together with a cute baby blue border.  Fabric is Animal Alphabet by Moda with some white solids mixed in.  Another attempt at stippling…we’ll see!  I see basting/quilting in the near future since this one will be gifted on Saturday!


Monday, March 8, 2010

FO – Happy Campers

Here it is in all it’s quilty goodness!





I held this one captive for show and tell at the first meeting of the Philly Modern Quilting Guild (which was awesome btw!). 

My coworker stopped in with her new son last week and I was able to give it to her then, instead of mailing it out!  Whew!  Another one gone, and one more baby quilt left to complete for a shower on Saturday.  What ever will I do when I’m done making baby quilts?