July 27, 2012

Spools progress

It looks like Nicole and I are taking a similar approach to our spool blocks.   I'm using an assembly line, too!   I've got all the spool bodies assembled and I'm working on the tops and bottoms now.  This is such a fun and easy block, and the Marmalade fabrics make a really pretty summer quilt.

Thelma has posted a couple of her blog readers' finished spool quilts.  Take a look - they are all beautiful, ladies, keep 'em coming!

July 15, 2012


I'm working on this awesome quilt project with Nicole and Thelma. It's the Spools pattern by Thimbleblossoms' Camille Roskelley - cute, isn't it? I was lucky enough to find some of her upcoming Moda line, Marmalade, and am using some greys from Ruby and Vintage Modern for the spool tops.

July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

I hope you are enjoying the day off with family and friends. I'm off work until July 16! Going to spend time with family (hi Mom!) and get some things done around the house.

Buying a new ironing board today spurred a sewing room cleaning spree. I had a couple of neat second hand store finds that weren't getting seen, so I tidied up a couple of areas in order to display them. I got this cute green wooden wagon and staged it with some fat quarter bundles and some of my pincushion collection.

I also found "Grandpa's Tool Chest" that turns out to be the perfect storage space for some quilt books and a little fabric.

I hope you are having a great day, however it is being spent!