Sunday, July 28, 2013

On Vacation! :)

I have been on vacation since July 21.  I will be off until August 5. :)  We have been doing day trips and some relaxing.  I was able to finish a quilt top. I have had this pack of fat 8ths of Cheep Talk from Connecting Threads forever.  What to do with fat 8ths???  I really had no idea until I came across a free pattern on Moda Bakeshop called Cobblestone Path Quilt by Pauline Francis.  She used a dessert roll but I just cut into my fat 8ths.  Here it is.  Very simple and fast.  Now to find backing....
Of course it loaded sideways.  Hope you can see it.  I will be using this pattern again for sure.

My friend Marilyn will be visiting on Tuesday for a sew day.  I can't wait.  I will hopefully have some finished projects to show then. 

Hope you all have a blessed week!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Swoon blocks done!

Yes!  I have finished all 9 blocks. Going to lay them all out and see if I like it.  Not sure how many I will use in a quilt top yet.  Stay tuned for further updates. :)

If you are experiencing the heat wave that we are here, try to stay cool!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Swoon blocks 4, 5, and 6

I have finished 3 more blocks for Swoon 2013.  Only 3 more to go. :)  Hoping to finish all of them by next weekend.

On another note-I went to the new fabric launch party for Jeni Baker's-Nordika line.  I had so much fun meeting Jeni and seeing the new line.  I bought a bundle from the Frost line of Nordika.  I love the whole line.  Then this morning I received an email from the Sewcial Lounge that I had won a fat quarter bundle.  I had to run right down there and pick it up of course.  Thank you Sewcial Lounge and Jeni for a great evening.
And after I finish 3 unfinished projects I will cut into my new bundles. :)
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Swoon blocks 2 and 3 in no particular order...

Here are two more Swoon blocks.  I worked 3 hours on Sunday and 3 hours yesterday.  I have gotten everything cut out and into bags.  I am just doing one block at a time.  They sure do take a while.  I really am enjoying the process though.  I am not sure about doing all 9 for a big quilt or if I will just do 6 for a good lap size.  I will know more when I finish all of them and see how they all look together.

I am getting better at squaring things up though.  I am really taking my time and pressing more.

On another note.  Friday at the Sewcial Lounge in Madison Wi, Jeni Baker from her blog In Color Order will be having a new fabric line launch party.  Her new fabric is called Nordika and I just love it!  I cannot wait to meet her! 
Hope you are having a blessed week!