Sunday, January 23, 2011

Great Giveaway!

Hop on over to Lila Tueller's blog before this coming Friday and get your entry in!  She's giving away a fat quarter bundle, two layer cakes, and two charm packs of her Isabella by Riley Blake!

Can you picture a couple of slideshow quilts with the fat quarter bundle or a couple of filmstrip quilts with the layer cake and charm pack?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I said I wouldn't do it...

Make a ridiculous list of projects to accomplish this year.  So I'm not.  I do want to set a few projects as goals however, because I know how I am.  I tend to do a lot of drifting from project to project and then wind up with a mess of half-done projects in which I tend to lose interest.  So here's my list - it is short, but pretty sweet :)

Bind Em's Ladybugs on Parade quilt

Finish the Hushabye Diaper Bag that is 3/4-done

Finish the Gold Rush Quilt with Moda Autumn Breeze fabrics

Make Em a lunchbag for next year

Make Em a pillowcase dress with Monaco by Monaluna

Make Em a modkid isabel birthday dress with Anna Maria Horner and Valorie Wells voile

As you can see, It's pretty much all about Em (as it should be - LOL)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

First Project of 2011

I was shocked when I put together the picture collage of last year's projects and counted 16 quilts.  I have no such expectations for this year because, frankly, that was too much sewing and toward the end of the year quilting began to feel like another job.  So... I have set no sewing goals for this year other than to enjoy what I work on :)

The first project for this year is going to be a Gold Rush quilt using Autumn Breeze fat quarters that I bought a couple of years ago and a variety of light neutral fat quarters from my stash.

I'm going to have to pick up some more netural light fat quarters at some point, but I think I've got enough to get a good head start on this project.  After finishing up the fat quarter pressing and cutting, I decided to make four blocks just so I could see how they'd look when laid out, see?

I think I'm going to like this quilt.