Sunday, December 6, 2009

Crazy 9 Patch and First Snow

It was so wonderful to wake up to the first snow of the season and the first snow in our new house this morning.
I couldn't keep the dogs inside.

Especially Bella, she is a true outdoors girl.

After I made the kids waffles, put all of the candles in my windows, exercised, ran a 20 minute errand and put dinner in the crockpot, I promised myself that I would make my crazy 9 patches for the ORB quilt along #4. Here are a couple of them. I like them, but I don't know if I love them. I should have put my math skills to work here and considered the multiples of three and been more selective with where I placed my colors, but I was not in that mode at the time.

But they are done and I learned a few things from putting them together. They are nice, the pictures don't do them justice. Dinner is also done, and the wood stack has been replenished by 2 of my very favorite men.
So it's time for a little catch up with the family around the dinner table, a fire and maybe a Christmas movie.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fabric Love

I am in trouble. I just found out about this new online fabric store, (thanks Heidi!) and started drooling and pulling out the credit card as soon as I opened it. They have an extensive list of collections and designers. I love the tiered pricing system as well. Be sure to give them a look.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bees and Fabric and Lunch

Over lunch at my desk today I ordered this Riley Blake fabric through FabFanatic. $1 from each yard sold will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. I don't have any feedback on FabFanatic. I placed an order and paid for it, but not sure when I will get the fabric it. The customer service is exceptional though and the prices can't be beat.

I will be hosting a SpiderWeb block quilting bee. If you're interested send me a message and I will add you to the list. We will start in January and do 12 months. More information to follow once we have 12 members.

Appearing soon on Etsy

Now that my craft shows are done and most of my holiday orders are filled I will be ramping up my Etsy store. Click the button in the margin to check it out. It should be complete by the weekend.

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wild Circle Surprise....Here we go

This is the fabric that I will be using for the ORB Quilt Along #4.

I am unexpectedly home with a sick kid today so I may start cutting away.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lazy Sunday

I haven't been able to get my quilt top any further along. I had my jewelry show yesterday so I was busy finishing some new creations and getting everything packed up. Today I am resting and surfing. Among my surfing I found this blog which is hosting a fabulous giveaway, check it out!

I did take some shots of my table runner which absolutely pulled my dining room together.

Have a great week!

Go Phillies!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Getting There

I reworked the Princess and the Pea. In the last post I had strips running perpendicular to the center of the quilt top. I decided I hated that so I cut them off, cut them up and will be using them as a coin border. That will be my next post. I love this now.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Something Fun for Me

I won this great little bundle of fabric from QuiltHome. I signed up for their weekly newsletter to enter the $50 weekly giveaway and was a winner the next week. I never win anything. How fun it was to shop for free!!

I ordered fabric just for me that I normally wouldn't have bought. I treated myself to the Princess and the Pea and coordinating fabrics to make myself a lap quilt that no one else will be allowed to use. :)

It is starting to take on a life of its own though as I keep adding rows and strips. I love the wonky look of this. It goes with the crooked ladder and the precariously perched mattresses.

Yesterday I found the most perfect remnant on the $5 table at Joanne's that will be perfect for the backing. More to come...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Waiting for fabric

I just finished unpacking my craft room. Hooray!!!! We moved and I now have an entire room to myself to do whatever I please. In the old house I had the corner of the living room and as hard as I tried not to, I had a tendency to spill completely into the living room, kitchen and, much to my husband's dismay, the garage. Now that I can spread my creative wings once again, sewing and quilting are calling me and I have been motivated by this wonderful blog to listen. Thus, the start of this piece that my 4 kids inspired. I love this picture of them. It is the absolute essence of them at that time in their lives. Since the day I took it, I have wanted to capture it in something other than a wooden frame and in more that a scrapbook that remains closed on a shelf. Not sure where I am going with it yet, but the scrapbooker and jewelry maker in me is saying go out on a limb. However, the left brain math teacher in me is saying that it makes my right brain hurt when I do these things. Yet, I must persist and make the deeply buried artist in me happy.

I transferred the photos using my printer and cotton lawn photo fabric from The Electric Quilt Company.