Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Moda Bake Shop Booth

Okay, so I didn't get to go to Quilt Festival in Houston. Never fear though,  it is on my list of things to do in the hopefully near future.  I did however, happen to have a quilt at Festival.  I was so excited when the Moda Bake Shop asked if they could use my quilt to display at their booth.  I still get a little peppy whenever I think about it. We'll just imagine the peppy little dance I did when I saw these pictures over at the Moda Bake Shop.

 Yup, total Perma-Grin for me for the next few days!!  Take a minute and click on over to see their amazing booth.  It is so pretty and there are so many projects to really get you going :)
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show 2010

SewCalGal has just started her annual Christmas Quilt Show.  This is my first year to jump in on the action and I am so excited!!  I finished this Christmas Sampler Quilt at the end of August as part of the Simple Sampler Quilt-A-Long with Amy at Amy's Creative Side.  I was so fun to work on 2 different blocks each week for 2 months.  Talk about putting you in the Christmas Spirit all year long!!  I was so happy with the final outcome and it made for a wonderful gift for some very special friends :)  Merry Christmas!!  No click back to the Christmas Quilt Show for some major "merry" surfing.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Finish Friday!!

So you remember those block of squares from Wednesday WIP??  We'll now they are a Friday Finish.  Okay, so it isn't totally finished, it still needs a border and a backing, but you get the idea.  I am so excited about this quilt top!!! I just love the earthy hues and the movement that was created within the design. I am thinking of calling it A Nature Walk, or Natures Pathways . . .  Something along those lines.  Any suggestions???

I am planning on adding a border around the outside in this beautiful print.  It is the same tone as the sashing just a little darker.

I just found this print that I am planning on using for the back.  I love it and think it will be the perfect finish.  I will add in some scrappy border's and a scrappy binding.  I love scrappy bindings!!  

So I would love to hear your thoughts on this quilt.  Who knows, if there is enough interest in it, I just might toss around the idea of doing it as a quilt-a-long after the holidays.  Interested???
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Work In Progress for Wednesday

Well, now that I have finished my Project Modern quilt it is time to move onto the next quilt on my ever expanding "quilt list".  So, next on the list, Jo-Ann Quilt Contest quilt.  I am really excited about this project.  I have been working up a new design, testing it out, and then trying to iron out a few little glitches that came out in the "testing it out" phase.  I think I have it figured out now and  I am ready to make it for real.  So here is a sneak peek at this new work in progress.  Don't you just love the earthy tones??

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Keep On The Sunny Side

Okay, so last week was a bear!!  I had my email comprised that I had for 10 years and trying to change over to a new one took way more time than I would have liked.  And maybe it is stupid, but I was really attached to that email address.  Just when I thought I was done with that, I lost all of my pictures, on all of my blogs, including my posts on the MBS.  Sigh, could it get worse??  I really should not have asked, because right after finding that out, I realized my toes were hurting like crazy and looked to find that they had gotten infected.  Argghh!!

BUT that was last week, and it is a new week!  ***  I am determined to move on and look on the Sunny Side of these situations!  So here it is :)

1 - I have all but 4 of my pictures back on my quilting blog.  Those 4 apparently were permanently deleted.  And I figure a weekend to get back up and running ain't bad at all.

2 - While redoing my blog I learned a ton about PDF's and blogs in general. I linked a more paper efficient I Spy tutorial, and redid my quilt archive to what I originally had planned and am much happier with the results.

3 - I have created new Bake Shop tutorials to replace the old broken ones and they are now up, complete with pictures.  (although, little downer, I lost all of the beautiful comments people wrote me about those quilts, but there was nothing to do about it, sigh)  I am all set back up with the Moda Bake Shop and have 2 tutorials in the pipeline :)

4 - The minute I found out my toes were infected I was able to get  antibiotics called in and our good friends offered to have us over for dinner and games so I wouldn't have to be on my feet.  Isn't that sweet!!

5 - And this has nothing to do with the "situations" but certainly brightened my outlook on life when I really had some dark clouds circling.  I found out Sunday that I won a Freebird Charm Pack  from Mariliz's Musing.  Thank you Mariliz, I can't wait to start a project with these super fun and happy prints!!

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