Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mini quilt challenge

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is hosting a mini quilt challenge and I've got to join in on the fun.  The prizes are fantastic and I've really never done a "mini quilt".  I've done a couple of mug rugs but I want to do something a little different.  I'm excited!!

I'm not sure what fabrics I'm going to use, but I'm leaning toward blues and greens as the main color.  Stay tuned....

Monday, January 30, 2012


Last week was a GREAT mail day!  The mailman brought me some yummy fabric goodness.  I haven't really bought fabric since before the holidays, so I was way overdue. :-)

 Fly A Kite by October Afternoon for Riley Blake Designs 
Aren't those flowers just the cutest?  The colors are very pretty and subtle too.

Pezzy Print by American Jane for Moda Fabrics

I have been waiting for Pezzy Print to be released since I first saw some "old" pez fabric on Flickr last year.  Being a new quilter I of course missed out on the first release of the pez fabric ( I don't know when it was but I know I missed it) so I wasn't going to miss it this time around.  I got the fat quarter bundle but I'm going to have to get some yardage of some of the colors.  I don't have a great variety of blues in my stash (mostly aqua) and this line has a great baby blue, navy blue and a pretty teal color.

I found both of these lines here:   The Fat Quarter Shop and Fabricworm

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Is it really 2012?

Happy New Year!  I can't believe I haven't posted anything here in over a month.  Wow!  I haven't sewed a stitch since that improv log cabin and I'm itching to get back in the swing of things.  I hope to quilt more in 2012.  I've already got a couple of ideas for quilts  swimming around in my head and it's just the first week in January.

One of my goals for 2012 is to use more fabrics out of my stash and limit the number of precut fabrics that I purchase.  I've had a small love affair with precuts and it's time to end it!  I bought myself an Accuquilt Go Baby fabric cutter and I love it.  I picked up the 5 inch square die, 2.5 inch strip die and a HST die.  Now I can make my own charm squares and not buy them.  Yay for me!

Some of my goals for 2012:
1. finish citrus quilt
2. I Spy quilt for B
3. quilt for my sister
4. patchwork quilt for my brother
5. HST mini quilt for my sewing corner
6. baby quilt
7. a totally improvised quilt

This picture has nothing to do with quilting.  I know.  I just thought I'd share a pic of my two sweet boys.  And besides you can't have a post without a picture.  That would be boring.