Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shopping Spree

We went on a little cross country tour today and I stopped at two quilt stores. Two , you say?
Where else did I go. Why to Hague of course. They have a great little store there and I bought a ridiculous amount of fabric. I 'll take a pic later and post.
What have you been up to?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Diamond G Photos

So here's some shots of the great anniversary quilt.

Victory is mine!!!

Okay, so I'm a little delirious but I am finished!!!
Pictures will come soon. Maybe when it stops raining,hailing....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Math Curriculum

So ... I haven't done any sewing b/c this new Math curriculum is stressing me out! I can't believe that I am doing work rather than enjoying summer. I worked on it for hours today and got no where. This is going to be a long long school year ... new math and modified math in the same school year.

I hope you are making some good progress on the anniversary quilt! Can't wait to see it!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I think I can, I think I can... Part Two

The anniversary quilt continues to trudge along. The top is done,it's basted and I've started the quilting. After staring at it for an hour and it not talking to me I've decided to just stitch in the ditch between all the blocks. The quilting is almost done. Actually today I realized that I hadn't made a label yet so I'm going to try and do that this morning and figure out how to attach it to the partially quilted quilt. More news later.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Quilt Art

Hi ...
I haven't done much in the sewing department yet but I am going to get at it asap!!!! I was searching online to get some inspiration and found this on Kate Kwiltz's blog:

I love this. I think I am going to try to make my own version of it. I don't think it will be that hard to make. I think the hardest part will be picking out the material to make it with. I am going to have to come up to NB again to get some great brights at Fabricland. I have all my fabrics sorted to colour so it shouldn't be that difficult to get this started.
Happy Sewing

P.S. I love the polka dot border!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

I think I can, I think I can...

Hi there,
Have you taken over Dallas' table yet. I have just emerged from the craft cave for a much needed break. The first part of the top is done and the white border is ready to go on. what have you been working on?


Friday, July 9, 2010

Another to add to the TO-SEW list!

Hey ... I think this would be a great project - Pojagi Panel.

There just isn't enough time for me to do everything I want to!

Quilterville website

This site has a number of quilts on it that I would like to make. I am not sure if you finding this site is a great thing or not!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Next Week...

Hey ... I might come up next week just to visit. I figure that I could spend a couple of days in NB and then head to Reagan's place before I come back home. Then we could sew sew sew!

Some finishes from June/Photo Shoot

1. Above is the table runner I made for out staff party. It's a disappearing nine patch made with Blush by Moda.

2.I took a quilt (the giant quilt in the Millions Annex) outside for a photo shoot today. It was supposed to happen earlier today but a nap called my name. The quilt is a Strip Twist (see Bonnie Hunter's site) with a piano key border. The back is very simple with a border of Log Cabins).

Okay, Now I feel like I did something. I also went and got backing fabric (more fabric) for the two quilts I need to back and quilt. I must stop underestimating what I need.



You know what we need? I know It's a long list but in terms of the blog we need a snazy banner. I have no idea how to do this but it's something to think about. (You know, in those two free moments.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

GO! Fabric Cutter

What do you think of the GO! fabric cutter?

New material!!!

I bought the material and matching thread for the secret. I got it at Periwinkle Quilting. I could have bought a lot of material but I didn't!!!! I just bought what I needed. So tonight when I got back to Reagan's place, I took out my pattern and started. I got the word all drawn out on the Heat 'n Bond. I just have to cut out the center so that I can get it ironed on. I am struggling a little bit with how to put it all together. I think I have it figured out! I am going to draw it out before I cut into any of the material. I sure how I bought enough!!!

I can't wait to get home so I can do some quilting. The workshop that I was suppose to attend next week has been canceled so now I can sew sew sew!!!!

Things I should do this week

This morning I was making a list in my head of things I should quilt this week. I should probably stop doing that because the list gets pretty big. However, maybe it will motivate me to do something. So here goes, This week I will:
1) Finish the top for Lee's denim quilt (see Piece N Quilt's simply denim tutorial to get a pic)
2) Baste and Machine quilt Amanda and Marc's denim wedding quilt
3) Procrastinate binding the above quilt by sewing some disappearing Nine patch blocks for Koreen L's cabin quilt.

All right, all right, enough blogging must go to Craft cave and sew.


Monday, July 5, 2010


Me again ... I never label my quilts which is dumb. Check out what Lady Harvatine does. I like the font that she uses. I need to find a micron pen (that is what she says she uses).

Remind me to make some labels and to label the next quilts that I make!

On Sale ...

Hey ...
I saw this quilt in a magazine and loved it. Didn't want to spend $80 on it but now it's ON SALE!! So what do you think ... should I order it? I have the pattern already b/c I have the magazine. Maybe I should just find some different material and make it.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

One done, so many to finish!!!

I have used that giant ricrac. It in on the big flower pillow that I made. It is making a come back. The ricrac that I used was soft and easy to work with!

I finished Kristy's wedding quilt. I worked on it daily until 1 am. I finished it Wednesday morning. My goal was to get it to her before the end of the school year!!! She loved it!

We (5 of us) went to Eclipse last night! It was awesome! I can't wait to see the next two.

I am very excited for summer. It's going to be busy but great!!!

See you on Friday!