May 23, 2008

Jelly Ohs

Jelly This is my new project.  I'm making the Fig Tree pattern Jelly Ohs using their Dandelion Girl line of fabrics.  This is the first of 2 quilts I have planned using these fabrics.  They are very soft and vintage looking!  There are a lot of half-square triangles in this one, so it's taking a lot of time to piece these blocks.

Woo-hoo for a 3-day weekend to spend time with the family and sew!  And I don't have to work at the quilt store either.  Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

May 20, 2008

Thousands of Bolts

NellsHave you discovered this fabulous online shop yet?   It's called Thousands of Bolts and they have an amazing inventory of fabric at blowout prices.  TONS of Moda fabrics - my favorite.  Fabrics are arranged on pages by color or theme, or you can click the search button and look for fabrics by manufacturer like Moda or Timeless Treasures, or search by the name of a specific fabric collection.

I bought these cool prints from Moda's Nell's Flower Shop line for a mere $4.15 a yard - is that incredible?  I have plenty for borders and backing and a background at a price that was too good to pass up.

You do have to buy a yard at a time, but at these prices, wow - build the stash a little!  Check them out, they might have the perfect back or borders for your quilt and you could save some money too!

May 11, 2008

Batter Up!

Opening_9Finally, some quilty progress! I just finished piecing the top to a project I started last fall - the pattern is Opening Day by Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, and it's made using Moda's Roman Holiday line of fabrics. I love the way this quilt top turned out. There were many pieces, but it came together perfectly, I had no problems at all with the construction, and I'm just thrilled with the results. A great pattern and a great group of fabrics.

May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Lilsews1_2What better way to spend the eve of Mother's Day than in front of her new Hello Kitty machine, teaching my daughter how to sew! Here she is in deep concentration.

She picked out yellows and pinks from the Strawberry Lemonade collection and she's going to put together a simple 9-patch, but for now, I'm just having her get used to the feel of the machine and practice on the leftover pieces to practice sewing a straight line.

Lilsews2And here is the result - her first seam!

Here's hoping all the Moms and Grandmoms out there reading this find a special way to spend Mother's Day with your loved ones. Happy Mother's Day, one and all.

May 9, 2008


Bee OK, for lack of anything quilty to blog about (I'm hoping my secret quilt project will be finished this weekend so I can post about it), allow me a Proud Mommy Brag.  My DS#2 won the 5th Grade Spelling Bee for his school this week.  "Interfere" was his word.  They had an all-school assembly, and he won spelling this word in front of the entire school.  Not only am I proud as can be about his spelling achievement, the most miraculous part for me is how far he has come from his painfully shy early school years when something like this would have sent him to the nurse's office with a headache and wanting to come home.   I am so proud of all of my kids for everything they do every day, but I am extra especially proud of my middle child this week.