A little update ~ I have indeed been busy sewing this week! Well, my mornings anyway. I’ve finished the paper piecing, trimming, quilt blocks and top assembly. All that’s left is quilting and binding, which hopefully I will get done today.
Can’t wait to show you the quilt and get ready for the quilt along!
August 29, 2013 74 Comments
I spent a lot of time at the sewing machine this weekend, working on my Marcia Derse fabric blocks. I’ve decided to call this my Lighthouse quilt, since the design reminds me of the light coming out of one.
I am on a deadline to finish this quilt by Friday so I’ll have my nose to the machine this week. In fact, I’ve even moved my machine to the kitchen table so you know I mean business!
I still am planning to start a quilt along for this pattern. Most likely late September/early October. Keep an eye out!
I also was able to spend time Saturday with a handful of lovely quilters from the DeKalb County Quilters’ Guild. I taught Improvisational Log Cabins, which is a really fun introduction to improv.
It’s always great to see quilters “let go”, be wonky, and create as they go. Thank you for having me DCQG!
August 26, 2013 7 Comments
I first met Marcia several years ago at International Quilt Festival. She is so genuine and kind and obviously talented. Each year since, my mom and I go to her booth and visit when we are at the show. I’m thrilled to now be working on a quilt for her for Fall Quilt Market. Here’s a start…with the reds.
I’m thinking of developing a quilt along with this pattern sometime early Fall. Any interest?
Things will be a bit quiet around here next week while I enjoy the last official week of Summer Vacation with my family. School starts in just over a week ~ 1st Grade, here we come!
August 9, 2013 67 Comments
Occasionally I’ll see a preview of an upcoming fabric line and instantly I am giddy with excitement. That’s how I felt when I first saw peeks of the latest by artist Heather Ross. This line, Briar Rose for Windham Fabrics, is so sweet – much like all the rest of Heather’s fabrics.
I attempted to show some self restraint when shopping this time (do I really need clovers in 3 different greens? yes! no! someone hold me back!) So far I’ve only purchased the quilting cottons, but I do have plans to buy a bit of the knits for a skirt for my daughter.
I did manage to convince myself to get three of the four strawberry prints. My excuse is my 6 year old. Those are pretty much made for her.
The little bees are adorable.
And I think this larger scene would make a great quilt back for girl or boy.
Briar Rose is just arriving in shops now. You can find at many of my sponsors!
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
The Intrepid Thread
Fat Quarter Shop
Skye Reve Fabrics
Fresh Modern Fabric
July 20, 2013 9 Comments