Monday, September 24, 2012

Most Normal People Take Fabric on Business Trips, Right?

Where else would I get ironing done????

And just so you know, hotel ironing boards are VERY unstable!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September blocks for do.good stitches

I finished these up last weekend, but they'll be in the mail this week.

 For September, Natalie wrote up a great wonky pinwheel tutorial

These were fun!  It was great to be able to use so many scraps too.  I don't know that I'd have the patience to do a whole quilt, but I do love how they turned out.  I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The project that never ended....

About three years ago...or mother-in-law asked for a quilt for her bed.  They have traditional tastes, and she picked a few fabrics out of my stash so I could see her colors.  Burgundy, olive, and cream. 

A hectic work schedule, and I managed to get the top done.  It sat for about a year, while I tried to figure out how to quilt it.  It was huge!  And I was too cheap to send it out.  So, I crammed that thing through my machine.  Straight line stitching only.  And very wide apart.  

Last July, I gave it to her, and she loved it.

And then I forgot to take a picture.

So, this last month, we were back to visit....and I finally remembered to photograph the quilt.

After a journey of about three years, here's the quilt.  They love it, and use it everyday, so I'm happy!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

I'm here

I really didn't mean to take the summer off from blogging.  But it was so's not fun to sit next to a hot iron, covered in a quilt....

And I lost my sewing mojo.  I'm still trying to get it back.  I've got a few quilt tops done, and I'm excited about them.

And new fabric should help, right?

Here's what I've bought so far. Why, oh why, did all my favorite designers release collections at the same time?

My favorite prints from....

Cameo by Amy Butler:
Field Study by AMH  (the poppy prints are so pretty, they are my favorite in this collection):

 And Perfectly Perched by Laurie Wisburn
Let's hope this helps, and a lot gets done in the next few weeks!