Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Day Surpise

I just luv getting stuff like this :O) My awesome cousin sent me this bag ....
Which contained this GREAT spaghetti sauce because i couldn't find it in my town ... and she also included this great fabric!!! It is the backing for my Carnival pattern. I have the squares cut out and the quilt ready to be put together ... i'm doing it in the blue and purples and just luv it!!Also in the bag was a GREAT surprise...this pattern from a magazine back in 1999. Her grandma is a quilter with a stash of fabric, rulers and sewing machines to die for! She made this quilt in similar colors and i fell in luv with it ... well this magazine with the pattern was in the bag for me too and i can't wait to make it with scraps from Kansas Troubles....o000 la la !!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day with those you love!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Love Snow Flannel

So last Saturday i went shopping with my sister in law to a few quilt shops ... made an impulse puchase and bought this quilt kit for a great price ... it included the backing and binding. For some reason I've always stayed away from quilts that have 'panels' ... now i know why ... they aren't always the straightest items to work with...but, i did manage to get the 3 strips of panels pretty straight, so i'm happy with the quilt.

The pattern and fabric line is called "I Love Snow" by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass. It's the first flannel quilt i have made and it will be great to use this winter.

Here is a close-ups of it ... sorry i couldn't get the picture to rotate.
I have The Grinch Who Stole Christmas fabric on order in flannel and hope to get one more quilt knocked out in December so my machine can go in to the shop for some serious cleaning.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Baby Quilt ... MoJo Back? ... Ahhh ...

Hello! Gosh, it's been a while! Well, I totally lost my MoJo over the summer and spent alot of time reading, so it was a nice break! But now it is time to get back to some quilting ... i've purchased lots of new fabrics, have tons of projects i want to do and so my MoJo is back :O)

Here is some fabric I purchased to make a baby quilt for my girlfriends first grandbaby ... her name will be Ellie when she arrives in January ... I am going to use the Summer Squares pattern from Moda Bake Shop and plan to applique ELLIE in the big white strip and hopefully it will turn out ... I have never appliqued before, so this will be a first ... if you have any tips, PLEASE feel free to leave them!

Hope everyone is having a great fall and can you believe that Christmas is less than 2 months away? WOO HOO!!!