A Busy Week

Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It’s been a pretty busy (shortened) week here. The kids were off school on Monday so we went to Michigan last weekend for a bit of winter fun. My daughter took a picture of my husband and I snowshoeing (that’s Lake Michigan behind us).

Snowshoeing Lake Michigan : Fresh Lemons Quilts

When we arrived home, I had a great package in the mailbox from Art Gallery fabric designer Frances Newcombe – a bundle of fabrics from her new Safari Moon line. I am taking part of a blog hop in a month or so, and have my quilt all planned out. I was so excited in fact, that I started cutting that night. I have the quilt top about halfway pieced now and I can’t wait to show it to you soon.

Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I also finished my aunt’s quilt top (pattern is the Stardust quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival). I decided I want to match the quilting thread to the individual fabrics, so I ordered a few small spools of Aurifil thread (#2132, #4182, #2835 and #1148) and will finish it up once those arrive.

Stardust quilt from Vintage Quilt Revival : Fresh Lemons Quilts

And to round out my week, yesterday I spent the entire day cleaning my sewing room and the attached guest room – closet, storage cabinets and all. I was really feeling smothered by the mess and clutter and I’m starting to feel better about the state of affairs. It’s really hard for me to be creative when I’m surrounded by chaos. I still have more to do, but it’s loads better than it was before I started. More sewing on tap today, and my little girl is home from school with what I hope is just a nasty cold. For those that live in the US, stay warm this weekend!

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    Karen

    January 24, 2014

    Ohhh, I’m loving those fabrics. Can’t wait to see your quilt. I live in Holland, Michigan. Right on the lake. Where were you at in the pic?

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      Faith

      January 24, 2014

      I love Holland!! My in-laws have a place on Crystal Lake up in Beulah. So this is up by the Sleeping Bear Dunes area. But we often stop to eat in downtown Holland on our way up. It’s our halfway point of the drive. πŸ™‚

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    tammy

    January 24, 2014

    Love your Aunt’s quilt top and the new creation you’ve started! Have a warm weekend!

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    Susan

    January 24, 2014

    I have been enjoying my “Vintage Quilt Revival”. Hope to get started with the QAL soon.

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    Patti

    January 24, 2014

    I love those fabrics and the quilt you made. PGBM (that’s Please G-d By Me) one day.

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    Janet

    January 24, 2014

    Firstly hope your little girl feels better no ones happy when they don’t feel good. As fir messy sewing rooms I’m terrible but cleaning gets sidelined when I have an idea in my head. Love the vintage quilt book! Summertime is when I dig into that! I promised to go through the wips and ufos and finish some of them first!

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    Jill Daniels

    January 24, 2014

    I love the fabrics and you book “Vintage Quilt Revival”!!!

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    Jan

    January 26, 2014

    It appears to have been a nice time in Michigan. I, myself love sledding down the snow covered dunes near Muskegon. I wanted to say thanks again for the summer solstice quilt along. I’m in the middle of hand quilting my sampler right now. I thoroughly enjoyed piecing the top and thought piecing was my favorite, but I am quickly finding the quilting process to have its own joys. Thank you agoin for sharing.

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    Jan

    January 26, 2014

    It appears to have been a nice time in Michigan. I, myself love sledding down the snow covered dunes near Muskegon. I wanted to say thanks again for the summer solstice quilt along. I’m in the middle of hand quilting my sampler right now. I thoroughly enjoyed piecing the top and thought piecing was my favorite, but I am quickly finding the quilting process to have its own joys. Thank you agoin for sharing.

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