Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jelly Beans - Published!!

So do you remember my "A Study in Quilting" quilt I made for Volume 8 of 100 Blocks??  Well I was super thrilled when the folks at Quiltmaker asked if they could publish the pattern for the quilt in the regular issue of Quiltmaker!!  So fun!!!

It will be in the May/June issue which will be hitting stores soon ;)  The quilt has been renamed Jelly Beans.  How fun for this time and year.  

It doesn't show up much in the professional pictures but I used all different tones of neutral solids in the background.  I love the look it created and it also cleaned out my solid neutral scrap drawer.  Bonus!!  The print fabrics are Terrain by the ever wonderful Kate Spain,

I just love how this quilt was created with such an easy block but has a wonderful secondary pattern created when those blocks are put together.  So if you loved it too and want the pattern, watch for the next issue of Quiltmaker.  There are tons of other great quilts in this issue as well, like that adorable sheep quilt on the cover made by Deonn Stott!!   

That's all for today.  Have a Happy One :)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Week Left of the Star Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long

Yes, that's right.  There is only one more week until the Star Light Star Bright Parade and Grand Prize Announcements!!!!   I am so excited!!!  I am just blown away by all of the amazing projects you are all creating.  They are absolutely stunning!!!!  Just take a look!!!


Okay, I know, that is a really small look.  But you can see them all here and click on the links to check them out.  You can also check out everyone's progress at Flickr by clicking here ;)  There are already 50 project top finishes.  Yippee!!!!  

We don't have many finishes for the parade yet, but I know I will see those start coming in this week,  we quilters work best under pressure, right :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quilting Away

I finished piecing the British Quilt yesterday and was ready to load it on the long arm this morning.

After a bit of debating I went with echoed paisleys in the background.  And  now that they are all done I am ready to pull out some Magnifico and add a little pop.  Magnifico is made by Superior Threads and I love the shine it has to it.  So fun!!!

More on this quilt to come ;)

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Girls Weekend Out!!!

This weekend I spent a lovely 3 days with just Barbara and my wonderful Sister-In-Laws.  We hulled up in this beautiful condo in Park City.

We were way up in the tippy top of the mountains and it was absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sadly, we didn't get to relax in the pool as it was filled with snow and the hot tub had a sheet of ice on it.  But there was plenty else to do :)

We enjoyed the beautiful scenery (and food, yummy!!) of Park City, Walked Main Street several times, took in a local art museum, and even went to see Divergent, which was awesome!!  (You always worry when you love the book seeing the movie, but they did a great job with it!!)  Mostly, we just enjoyed the carefree go wherever you want, do whatever you want, at any time of day, type of feeling you get when you don't have anyone else to plan for but yourself ;)  Such a fun weekend!!

And yes, I even did a bit of sewing.   I got these fun Half Square Triangles put together for a new quilt tutorial I will be sharing next week :)  The fabric is British Invasion and it will be a special quilt for my mother who was born and raised in England.  So fun!!!

And I would be off to finish up this quilt, but I came home to a house full of sick people.  So sad.    Even the husband had to take work off today he is so sick.  So I best go make some chicken soup ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Secret Drift

The last few days I have been busy working on a little secret project.  I know, another one, sorry.  This one came about sort of last minute so it was one of those peddle to the metal, get it done rather snappy type of projects :)  So Saturday was cutting.  I love the beautiful tones of Angela Walter's newest line Drift.  They are so soothing to work with!

Monday and Tuesday was piecing.  The top came together quick and it was a lot of fun to piece.  Then it was time to make a quilt back from this awesome oval element cappuccino print.  I love me a good polka-dot!!

And yesterday was quilting day.  I know I am so spoiled to have a long arm available for my use two doors away.  And I have to say, I love it!!!  It especially come in handy  for these super quick projects.  I quilted a combination of wavy lines with some good old swirls.  This is the first time I have tried that and I really liked the way it turned out ;)

Then it was a quick machine binding and this little Secret Drift project was in the mail by the end of the day.  Yippee!!  I promise to show more in a little bit :)

Getting this project in the mail yesterday was so very important because today starts Girls Weekend Out!!!   I get to spend the entire weekend relaxing with Barbara and my Sister-In-Laws!!!     We were given use of a condo in Park City so it's no kids and just us girls having a great time for 3 1/2 whole days!!!  Ya, I am totally excited!!!  (can you tell by all the exclamation points :)   Nothing but Rest and Relaxation, bring it on!!!

Have a Happy Quilting (or relaxing) Day!!
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