Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Quilt is ready from the longarmer...

and I'm not even done with the Sonnet quilt! She says she still has time to quilt that one but I'll really have to kick it into high gear. She needs the top no later than Dec 15. I'm really excited to see the Ellery quilt. That's good because I've been in a funk the past few days, especially today. I'm not really wanting to whine on here, but things in my life are not going the way I want them to. Also, I'm taking some medicine that makes me nauseated 24/7. Maybe I can manage to lose a few pounds out of it though. :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Did you see that Crazy Mom Quilts is having a quilt along? It sounds like a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone uses for their fabrics. I'm using all stash, in traditional folksy colors. My backgrounds are not going to be all the same, but will be from the same line. Here's the first block. Don't you just love those acorns?

I've been working on the Sonnet quilt too. I'm making some headway on the half triangle corner thingies. :)

Do any of you know how to get your photos so that the text won't wrap around them?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Quickest Quilt in the West

You're gonna think I'm crazy, but I just started and finished a different quilt top! I had ordered the Ellery Spoonfuls (8.5" squares of the whole collection) and the stripe for the border. It came in early this week and was just too tempting to not sew into a quick quilt for my Grandma for Christmas. It's already off to the long arm quilter.

Please excuse the horrible photo. I was in a hurry to get it to the quilt store before they closed. The colors look a little more vivid in person.

Meanwhile, no progress was made on the Sonnet quilt, but I will get some time in tonight after I tidy up the house a bit. Dust bunnies are ruling the roost. I think I still have time but I'll have to work fast!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Fall Swap Recieved

My fall swap package arrived from my partner Ginger! Isn't the pincusion fabulous!? And the coffee cozy, which will get put to good use. :) The towel and cookie cutter may have to be tried out tomorrow. I've been craving cookies lately. And last but not least, the leaf hot pad/mit will be great when I get those cookies out of the oven.

I'm also making some progress on the Sonnet quilt. Almost all the pieces cut out, some blocks in progress, and two blocks finished. Only 28 more blocks to go!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Can I still get a quilt done by Christmas?

I hope so! It will be a fun game. The fabric is Moda Sonnet from April Cornell, and it is for my Mom and Dad. My Mom loves that fabric line and I have quite a few fat quarters of it. I started cutting it tonight.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Phenomenal quilting

All I have to say is "Wow!" The winners of the International Quilt Association 2007 juried quilt competition are online. The detail is so amazing and I can't imagine how long the makers spent on them. Something to inspire and amaze.