Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Clean Room and a Finish

I did a little cleaning up of my room today, which was way overdo. I tend to pile stuff up on top of the books in the corner so that got all wiped down and organized again. I hung all my scissors up and put all the rulers in the stand...then I mopped the floor and emptied the garbage. When I got done I didn't really want to make a mess but do you see that little pile of fabric on my cutting board? Well, those 2 fabrics were the borders for the quilt I showed in my last post. They came late in the week and were just crying out for me to cut into I did, and here's what came of it.

This quilt is called "A Piece of Cake" and as much as I liked it on Tuesday when I finished laying out the rows, I LOVE it even more today with the 2 borders on it!!!

I also spent some time this morning before I got to sewing, making up a couple of kits of quilt tops to take to Indiana with me on May 11th....It's going to take every ounce of patience NOT to open one of the ziploc bags and start assembling one of them but I realize then I'd have to make more kits so in the meantime, I have a couple of embroidery projects to work on and 2 tops to bind so I'll stick to working on them....

How's your Sunday been?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Piece of Cake

OK, so here's a sneak peek at what I started making with those fabrics I showed you on Sunday.
Even though this quilt is 2 fat quarter packets combined, I didn't care much for the pinks mixed in so I am setting them aside for the next one.
This pattern was quick and easy...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What am I doing with these fabrics?

Hmmmm...what am I doing with these fabrics? Stay tuned....I have 2 very specific projects on tap and one is already in the works.....
Oh, and some of you might ask if this pile is on my UFO list. The answer to that is NO! I just could not resist cutting into them today so UFO List be damned!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I finished my first prototype pincushion tonight for retreat.
I like how it turned out so I'm going to go ahead and make the other 2 for the swap.

I like to make fun food pincushions the best but I'm starting to run out of ideas....I've made cake slices, cupcakes, donuts and carrots. These chocolate dipped strawberries actually were quite easy and look much cuter and have better color in real life.

I also got my Cinderberries girls quilt back from Sandi, my longarmer friend. I was really nervous about sending an all embroidery top for quilting but she did a fantastic job on it so I am super happy.
Below is a picture of the quilting upclose and also a picture of the entire top before I trimmed the extra fabric off. Now all I have to do is get the binding on and tacked down and I can cross another project off my UFO list.