Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Overwhelmed by WIPS's....

It seems that these days I work and work and work at my little sewing machine in the basement and I get nothing done. Of course, that is influenced heavily by the fact that I am always starting new projects. It is just the way I am. Good at starting things, not so good at finishing things. I think that is why I like all the swaps I've been joining recently. They give me a deadline. I'm good with deadlines.
Anyway, before this post gets any more negative, I'll show you what I've been working on for the last couple of nights (I am a nap time/bedtime quilter after all). It is my mini quilt for the Good Ol' Summertime Swap hosted by Michelle at the Quilting Gallery.

My partner asked for something fun and fanciful and likes fairies and mermaids. My initial reaction to this task was to make something with my beautiful Heather Ross Mendocino prints that I have been hoarding, but I don't think that they are really my partner's style. I hope that this will work for her.

She should be finished tonight...just have to finish a bit of quilting, then bind and make a label. Maybe I can even get her in the mail tomorrow. Whew, it would feel wonderful to actually finish something.

Up next, I'm going to tackle all of my other WIP's:

Should keep me busy while my husband is away hunting next week!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back at Home...and a couple of wins!

We are finally home after 8 days away at Radium Hot Springs and Calgary. We had a wonderful family vacation and I even got to visit a couple of quilt shops.

When I checked the mail yesterday there were some wonderful goodies there. I was lucky enough to win two give-aways recently and they were both waiting for me.
The first was a pattern from Kelli at Don't Look Now. Her work is absolutely gorgeous. I am thrilled to have one of her patterns and I can't wait to get started on it. Now I just need to practice my quilting....
And the second is an amazing bag from Amie at AmieJ designs. Amie made it with beautiful pink Amy Butler fabrics and I love it! My husband says that it suits me and I can't wait to use it. Amie sells her bags on Etsy and the best part is that she is in Canada. Check out this gorgeous bag made with Denyse Schmidt fabric. Thank you so much Amie!

Friday, August 7, 2009

A start...

I finally got a start on my Doll Quilt for DQS7. I dug into my scrap bin for some little log cabins. And I'm going to try my hand at some fusible applique. There was only one iron/fusible web incident last night. Does anyone know how to get the yucky black stuff off of fabric? Does it come off? If not, I may have to start over...I've also been working on my 9-patch quilt along from Amanda Jean. Yes, I know, I am very behind. I've got all of my blocks made and now I have to figure out the lay-out. I'm making it for a friend who just graduated from Vet School so I really need to get it done. Here are a couple of blocks:
My son helped me take pictures this morning:And finally, I did a bit more online shopping from this store. I love that it is Canadian and the prices are excellent. And Cheryl sent samples. Of yummy Echino fabric.
And I finally caved in and bought some Far, Far Away. I love it. But will I ever have the guts to cut into it?
And some more Amy Butler. And some other stuff. Yes, it is an addiction.