Archive for February, 2010

Another Sneak Peek

I don’t think the intended recipient (or his parents) read this blog so I’m going for another sneak peek. Can you believe the donkeys with the wellies? Is that not the most ridiculously cute fabric ever?? My nephew’s mama spent her fair share of time in wellies so I think she’ll like it. The fabric is produced by Laurie Wisbrun of Scarlet Fig. Some of her designs have been picked up by Robert Kaufman for the spring. I can’t wait to see them.

February 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm 4 comments

Shhh, it’s a secret

Wait until you see the coordinating fabric that pulls all this together. It’s awesome. I really like this color combination much to my surprise. I wouldn’t have done it without the focus fabric. Looking good so far. More details soon.

February 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm 2 comments

Thank yous and other randomness

Thank you Amy of Park City Girl for having me as a featured Quilt Festival blogger. Thank you to Vicki at Sew Inspired who nominated me for the feature. Thanks to all of the very kind commenters. I’m trying not to get a swelled head. 🙂 I’m honored to be a part of this vibrant and wonderfully supportive online quilting community. You’re an amazing group of people. Thank you again.

On to the randomness…

Under the category of “Things you don’t want to hear” – Mom, I glued my butt to the bench.

Under the category of “Food Obsessions” – Buffalo Chicken-anything…. dip, pizza, whatever. I honestly think my body is experiencing a deficiency of hot sauce and stinky cheese. Strange. The second (and healthier) obsession is soup. Must be a winter thing. Excellent choices are Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper and Potato, Curry Pumpkin and Turkey. I almost never remember about the camera at dinnertime so no tantalizing pictures. Trust me, they’re all yummy.

Under the category of “Teaser” – Here’s a peek at the new art quilt I’m working on.

Have a great weekend. Happy Valentines Day!

February 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Not all baby quilts are pastel

“It’s very bright” is what my husband said to me.

Many times.

So what.

I was certain that my sister-in-law (who loves orange) would approve of it for her baby girl due at the end of the month. At least tummy time will never be boring.

I used a bunch of Prince Charming fabrics with some solids and a few other coordinates for good measure. I did choose a nice soft flannel for the back for some extra snuggle factor.

Another sister-in-law gave birth to a baby boy last night and I’ll start to work on something for my new nephew. I’m not crazy about unisex quilts so I’ve been waiting. I’ve found some crazy awesome fabric to base it on. Have to wait to tell more on this one until it’s done.

February 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm 5 comments

Couch runner?

What do you do with a table runner without a table? Dress up a neutral couch, that’s what. I made this for my mom’s birthday in her favorite colors. The backing is mostly an old bed sheet that I’ve always loved but gave out in a few places. So soft. Happy Birthday Mom.

February 7, 2010 at 11:02 am 3 comments

Meet Lily

My pre-owned Viking Lily 545, found around Christmastime on Craigslist. It was way more machine that I was looking for but the price was way more than right. It was a steal. My Elna was giving me tension problems (as usual) and it didn’t make sense to put more money into tune-ups that could be better put to a used machine. I just got lucky on this one. My two must-have features were needle-stop down and see-thru bobbin case. The rest of it is just gravy. Lovely Swedish-made sewing gravy. Delicious. I love it.

February 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm 3 comments


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