Saturday, January 29, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along = Completed

Happy Saturday! Whew, so glad this week is over! I didn't spend much time sewing, but plenty of other things were accomplished.

Last evening i spent some time finishing up making the blocks for my postage stamp quilt along, so this morning when i got up i spent 3 hours putting my rows together and completing the quilt top.

So, here is a picture of my completed top...i'm so happy i did this quilt along because i finally used up a jelly roll of Nature's Notebook that i purchased on impulse. The colors of yellow and blue make this quilt so soft and goes with nothing in my house, but it's pretty.

Here's a close-up of the fabrics...don't look too close, i'm sure there are many squares that are not 'perfect' but that's what makes it special :O)
I hope everyone has a great weekend and now i'm ready to start another WIP...hmmm when i started quilting i was so good about only having one project going at a time ... now i probably have 4 or 5 ... i don't like that!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Freckled Whimsey Give Away!!

Woo Hoo ... KarrieLyne from Freckled Whimsey is having an awesome giveaway for her 1 hear sure and stop have the chance to win a charm pack or two different jellyrolls!

Oh and if you dont follow KarrieLyne's blog, but sure to because she has the most adorable quilts and great ideas!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Postage Stamp QAL ...The First 17 Blocks Done

I'm not a big pizza person ... i'd rather have pasta, but i so love having a dinner like this..... giving me all the more time to do this...
i was able to make 17 of my 48 postage stamp blocks...i'm so luvin this fabric! i figure i'll try to make 10 blocks for the next few nights to knock them out.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and you get lots of sewing done :O)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt Along Update

Well, last night i cut the strips for the postage stamp quilt along that rachel from p.s. i quilt is having, so this evening i spent lots of time on the floor laying out my blocks and just spent a short bit of time sewing the below two seems like it took along time to just put these two blocks together and maybe that is because i'm pinning each row...yikes, it's gonna take all week and then some for me to sew 48 of these blocks :O) but i think it's gonna be very soft and pretty when it's done...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hoarder - Addict --- A Little Bit of Both??

Hoarder - Addict --- A Little Bit of Both?? Holy cow! This weekend when i was cleaning i came across a bunch of lotions! I didn't realize i had this many, and these are only from my bedroom and office ... it doesn't include what is in the bathroom, linen closet or living room ... i definitely pitched a bunch of them!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Great Weekend to Sew

Hello Everyone! Well I hope you had a great week! For me the week has flown by but I'm so ready for the weekend! Hubby works all weekend and since he is now on days that makes it even better ... i no longer have to tip-toe around the house worried that i'll wake him. So i have a whole bunch of nuttin planned for the weekend ... hoping to get alot of sewing done...want to do some serious cleaning...UGH...and that's about it!

Here are a few of my pinwheel blocks from the pinwheel quilt along i started last FEBRUARY (holy cow, didn't realize it was THAT long ago)... i only have 1 block left to make, then it's the 20 small pinwheels and the sashing and i can put it all together, so that is something i'm going to work on this weekend! Here is my scrappy rail quilt ... the border fabric came in last week so that is all put together and ready to be quilted :O) i think she looks very pretty with our brown furniture.

OH...and the Postage Stamp Quilt Along that i'm doing from PS I Quilt ... here are my 16 sets all sewn together and ready for the next step which should come out on Monday. These fabrics were an impulse purchase and then i kept asking myself why i bought them, but now i really like the look of them in the postage stamp, i just wish i had more yellows.
Well i hope you have a great weekend and get lots done on your projects. See you next week :O)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Fabric Purchase

More Christmas fabric ... YEAH ... Well i went to The Door Mouse last week and they were having their end of year sale before they do inventory and I purchased the below fabric for $3.50 a yard ... i couldn't pass it up so i bought 2 yards of each cut! Much of the good stuff was already picked over since I didn't get their until the 3rd day of the sale, but that's OK because I really don't need any more fabric. I keep saying I'm going to stop purchasing fabric until I get more quilts knocked out but that never happens ... if Moda would just stop putting out such pretty fabrics for a year and give me time to catch up that would be great! I also purchased some of the new Evening Mist line to go with what I already have. They have some very pretty purples and they look awesome with the sage green and tan colors in the previous line, so one of these days I'll be working on that ... gosh, i think i need to retire so i have more time to sew! The purple fabric looks more grey in this picture, but it is a very pretty lavendar/purply color.

Hope you are having a great week and thanks for stopping by :O)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Are You In the Postage Stamp Quilt Along?

Are you in the Postage Stamp Quilt Along that Rachel is having? When i first saw it i thought it was adorable then thought do I really want to do a postage stamps?!? They are so small ... ugh ... then i decided i have a jelly roll to use up and this is the perfect way! So, yes, I'm in!

I'm doing mine in Nature's Notebook ... blues and yellows ... i just ordered cream fabric from this line from the Fabric Shack and will cut my 2 1/2" strips rather than order a jelly roll. I wanted to make sure the cream fabric matched perfectly! Now i just need to "grab" her button. I tried several different ways but it hasn't seemed to work:O)

Hope you are having a great week!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wonky Pillow

Well I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year! Ours was lots of fun with the holidays, but glad they are over and life is back to normal! Hubby went back to work today and it is very chilly here so I'm planning on spending the day inside in jammies working on a Halloween quilt for my cousin.

A few months ago KarrieLyne from Freckled Whimsey made the cutest pillow with wonky stars! She did a great job of creating this pattern and i fell in luv with it! Be sure to stop by her blog and check out her pillow, the quilting is just adorable!

So...after thinking about KarrieLyne's adorable pillow for a few weeks and knowing that I had to make one, my cousin and i put our heads together and came up with the pattern ... thanks Kristin! and oh, it is just so cute! It is made with wonky stars, and who doesn't like wonky stars....i made it with the scraps of my In The Pink II collection and it goes great in our living i'm thinkin i need to get busy makin a table topper! So here's the pillow.... to work on yet another Halloween quilt :O) Have a super lazy Sunday!!