Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Carnival & Fabulous Fabric

Hello and Happy Friday!!! Woo Hoo ... the weekend is here and it's a long one!!!

Last week while shopping with my cousin i purchased this pure yumminess ... don't ask me why, but i luv this fabric in these colors ... and it's soooo not me :O)

And here is the perfect pattern to make in just these two colors!!! (i purchased the pattern last week too :O)
I also purchased more cuts of kansas troubles which i am absolutely addicted to.

So here is what i have decided ... my 2012 resolution will be to purchase no fabric except if I need it to finish a quilt like backing or binding ... and in 2012 all the quilts i make will be made from my stash ... ugh ... it sounds good now, but we'll see how good i do when they come out with all those fabulous fabric lines :O) The one thing i'm afraid of ... i'll stock up on even more fabric before 2012 arrives! Oh, such problems!!

Have a wonderful 4th of July everyone!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sally's Quilt

So...remember that blue quilt i showed a few weeks ago, well it was a birthday gift for my aunt and i didn't want to show it to everyone before i gave it to her. Well, today hubby and i went to visit my aunt and uncle and here is a picture of her with the quilt ... she loved it :O) She's going to put a white comforter on her bed and then lay the quilt over top that ... i'm going to see if i have enough scraps to make her a few pillow cases, but i don't think i do :O(

Oh, and here is a picture of her adorable kitten Marley...he is so cute and loveable ... i would have taken him home if they would have let me. Marley liked the quilt too.

Hope you had a great weekend...i did absolutely no sewing, but got lots of harley time in yesterday....so nice to see the sun again :O)

Hope you have a great week.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Star Quilt Along ... My Three Blocks

Well, it was a VERY productive week-end! I cut out a quilt on Wednesday and put it together Friday and Saturday ... it's very cute ... I'm not posting it yet because I still have to put the outer border on it and I'm just not diggin the fabric i bought ... so Thursday and Friday I'm going quilt shopping with my cousin so will be looking for different/additional border fabric.

So a few months ago I joined the Star Quilt Along with Piece N Quilt ... I made the first star, then when the second star came out I figured I'd wait till the third and fourth star came out and make them at the same time ... well when the fourth star came out, I didn't like it ... I don't like making blocks/quilts where I have to use a template...it's not that I probably can't, I've just never done it and don't really care to try...so I thought well, maybe I won't do the quilt along...then once again I changed my mind and decided I'd make the blocks that I liked and for the blocks I don't care for, I'll just make another block that I do like .... so here are my 3 blocks ... I should have 5 blocks done, but I'm going to wait and see the other blocks that come out and make the last 2 needed later...I really like these blocks and I used Butterfly Garden by Kansas Troubles and I just luv luv luv that fabric ...

Hope you had a great week-end!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ho-Hum ... Not Much Going On

Happy Thursday! Thank goodness the week is almost over!

Not much going on on the sewing front...today i pulled out 2 toppers and 2 quilts that need to be quilted so I'm thinking I'd like to get started on those in the near future :O)

Only 7 more days and we will be going to see Kenny ... can't wait, it will be so much fun!!! Hope you are getting lots of sewing done! Have a great week-end!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Quilt Done ... But Can't Show It Yet

Oh Oh Oh, I'm so excited! Last weekend I finished the prettiest quilt in these fabrics ... took it to the quilter on Monday and she had it finished on Thursday ... just put the binding on it and now I need to label and wash it ... I can't show the whole thing because it's a gift for someone special and I don't want ANYONE to see it before she does :O) ... well, one person saw it, but she won't tell anyone. So now my biggest dilemma is what to name it ... I'm terrible at coming up with names for quilts ... so let me know if you have any ideas.
Hope you have a great weekend and hopefully Ill get back to some sewing this week ... I'm ready to start a new quilt.