I know there is not much to see here, but this is an exciting day. I have done a little cross stitching! It has been at least a few years since I have been inspired to do any of this. Cross stitching was my first serious hobby (obsession). Then I discovered quilting and my focus shifted. I still like to cross stitch, just didn't have the time. Wonder if that had anything to do with all of the shopping to grow the fabric stash? Well, I saw this Shepherd's Bush pattern - Sail Away and I really was drawn to it. I got the kit for this for my birthday, COOL and thanks Mom. I can't wait to see how the beautiful rows unfold.
Happy almost Friday quilty friends.
Have a great evening quilty friends.
I had the day off today, yippee extra sewing time. I worked on the baby quilts that I am trying to get done (seems like everyone is having babies lately). Again, this was fabric from the stash. If you feel like there is a theme with the repeating chain block, you are correct. Originally I made the chain blocks for my 2008 fall mystery quilt, but I didn't like the blue and white blocks with the other fabrics in that quilt. I ending up making a different set for the mystery quilt and put these aside for some other use.
The more I looked at the squares, the more I thought they would be good for the baby quilts that I wanted to start working on. So, here is what I have done with them. I really like how the red and blue top has turned out. I have a soft flannel for the backing. I have to decide what border to put on the blue and yellow top still. I know this burst of getting things done won't last forever, but it sure is nice to get through a few items on "the list".
Oh and speaking of "the list", and I signed up for the next Yankee Pride Mystery quilt this weekend. Yep, add another one back to "the list".
Have a great day quilty friends.
It seems as though I know a lot of people having babies lately. I decided that I would get started on both a Baby Boy Quilt and Baby Girl Quilt to be prepared with a gift when the time comes. It will be nice to have these on hand instead of my normal of "oh, I need that for the shower tomorrow?". It is a new year, a good time to try to turn over a new leaf. We will see how that goes. As for my stash management, the Baby Boy Quilt is adhering to that approach.
I started this this weekend, and ALL of the fabric came from the stash. I really love the colors in this quilt. I was also how surprised at how nice it was to use some fabric I have already acquired!Hope you all had a nice weekend.
There was another package from Mr. Postman. Oh boy, too good to be true. Could it be fabric? Who me? Adding to the stash? I thought my approach for 2009 was stash management, hmmm. I will have keep working on that thought.
Oh, and there were these too. Cherries and cupcakes, well at least the fabric doesn't cause weight gain! Ah ha, maybe that is the right approach, buying fabric is good for my health. Certainly better than eating cupcakes, right?
Have a great night quilty friends.
I haven't gotten much sewing done yet this year. We have already had 2 family birthdays this year, New Year's Day, and a quick trip to Boston. The DH got tickets to the Boston Celtics for Christmas. A great reason to spend the weekend in the city! I brought the camera but....no one picture. Whoops, never got the camera out of the hotel room. We had a great time despite the cold, whipping wind. It is always a great get away.
Since I haven't gotten any other projects I thought I would post a few pictures of things I got done this past fall. This is a Lakehouse Fabrics pattern by Holly Holderman. This was in McCall's Quilting magazine - February 2008. I just LOVE the pink and black together. This has wall hanging has prompted a quilting room redo. The redo is "in progress" just like the quilt, some things never change.
Here is a little fabric basket that I made with a tutorial found on the Pink Penguin blog; http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html
I just love the results. I have had a thing with red and turquoise lately and the addition of the rick rack just makes me smile.
The directions were very clear and easy to follow. I was able to get this done in one Sunday afternoon!
Thank you Ayumills!