Solids and Celebrations

Kona Solids

I’ve been saying for a while now that I don’t have many solids. I’ve always felt that buying a solid here and there just isn’t as exciting as buying a stack of Amy Butler or Anna Maria Horner. Well, you can’t say the picture above isn’t exciting! I finally broke down and ordered a whole slew of 1/2 yard Kona colors from Pink Chalk Fabrics. And they happened to arrive today – my birthday!

But my real birthday present is coming later this week. (And Christmas present, and the next birthday and Christmas, and so on…) I was actually hoping it would arrive today and was going to wait to post about it until I got the call….but over the weekend I purchased a new sewing machine. Bernina was having a big financing sale, 1 day only. Zero interest with equal payments over 48 months. So I bought the machine I have been looking at for a long time, the Bernina Aurora 440QEE. I plan on using it for my One Lil’ Cupcake business, as well as for my quilting. I’m VERY excited and will do the big “unpackaging” post when it arrives.

I haven’t forgotten about my fall quilt. I’ve been waiting for the new machine to come to start quilting it. I also have another MoMo Wonderland quilt finished and waiting to be quilted.

After those, I have been asked by my husband’s cousin to make a quilt for her toddler son’s bed and I also am going to make an advent calendar, courtesy of Oh Fransson’s tutorial! Busy, busy, busy!

Kona Solids




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    October 21, 2009

    These look amazing! I may need to acquire some myself!

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    wishes, true and kind

    October 21, 2009

    First — Happy, happy birthday!

    Second — Exciting?!?! Jumping up and down exciting! I’ve been wanting to buy a stack of solids! How fun for you!

    Oh, and I new sewing machine, too! Woo-hoo!

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    amy (sew~amy)

    October 21, 2009

    Happy Birthday. Love all the kona, it’s like eye candy.

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    October 21, 2009

    Happy Birthday!!

    You’re making me want to go order some 🙂 And a new sewing machine…wonderful!!

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    October 21, 2009

    I have a B440 and LOVE it! seriously I think it changed my life! So happy that you got one… good for you!

    Happy birthday!

    Love that stack of solids.. I’m a little jealous. I broke down and got the swatch board so I could order just the right color but honestly, I would love just to have them ALL! Lucky you!

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    Sophia Aster [Lisa]

    October 21, 2009

    Fabulous solids! I did the same thing about a year ago and now I don’t know how I ever went so long without owning all these solids. They’re like candy.

    Congrats on the new machine!

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    October 22, 2009

    Oooooh, I love those rainbows of solids!

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    Cherri House

    October 22, 2009

    love the pictures! Kona Solids are my favorite, and I can never get enough 🙂

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    Renee Valdes

    October 30, 2009

    Hi… first Happy Belated Birthday! I found your site via the Fall Quilt Festival and just love your blog. I know what you mean about solids. I have to break down myself last year, but instead I brought about 20 1 yd pieces of the Hoffman 1897 collection. Since I use alot of batiks, they are great blenders.

    Oh and enjoy your new Bernina!!! I got an 830 for my 50th B’Day in May and I have been smiling ever since!!!