Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quilt Top- Fall Colors


I have been busy making the back bedroom (since the kid left) a sewing room. My dining room is now a dining room again. I did do some sewing and finished a quilt top. I was ready to quit on this top because of certain blocks I don't like, but instead of throwing it in the pile of never to finish stuff, I decided to keep those blocks in. Now that it is finished, I have decided to use the embroidery on my machine and add some butterflies to the blocks I don't like. I will post that picture when I get brave enough to embroider right on top of a finished top!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt

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This is the line of fabrics that so many quilt bloggers are trying to have reprinted. A petition is going around to sign. You can find it here: http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com/fleamarketfancyfreaks/

Friday, September 11, 2009

How to find a quilt store via your iPhone

It's really fun to take road trips and find quilt stores in the middle of nowhere or find them all over a big city! It's easy, just open up Maps. Tap on Search, Tap on the magnifying glass in the upper left corner. This will open your search. Then just type in "quilt stores", and whatever area you are in, red pins will drop down all over the map, wherever a quilt store is!! You can also type in "quilt stores in Indianapolis" or wherever. Then tap a red dot and the name of the quilt store will appear, tap on the right arrow thing and it will take you to a screen with the address, phone number, and website for that quilt store. BUT the coolest thing is that you can then tap, "Directions to Here", you will get all the directions you need to get to that quilt store!!! Any questions please write me. Sandy, thanks for asking!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Country Quilt


This is a block for the quilt that the husband wants. The fabric was found in Whitefish, Montana at the cutest quilt store. I have made 4 blocks and then got interested in other projects. He doesn't understand that!

My machine is needing to go to the doctor. For some reason the tension is not what it should be and that has me all crazy since it is a brand new machine and cost me a fortune.

I am on my way to Indiana for a week, so there will be no sewing for awhile. I will also be driving to South Carolina for a few days. I will search for quilt stores via my iPhone, which is such a cool feature of the GPS. Maybe my kids will let me stop at a few of them, but they are driving, I am just the passenger.

It is time to start packing, my plane leaves in 8 hours!!! and I still need to get some sleep!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Baby Quilt Ideas anyone?

I just found out the great news that my one and only nephew, Aaron, is having another baby. Grandma (my mom) doesn't even know yet. I need to get some ideas for a contemporary baby quilt. Any ideas anyone? They have a beautiful baby boy, who is 1 1/2 years old, named Jakob. We don't know what we are getting, another boy or a girl. Either way, a quilt is in the making.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Flea Market Fancy

I just saw a yard of this fabric going for $40 on ebay. I can't believe that. I never got any of this line, I would like some, but I will not be paying more than $9.50 a yard!! I wonder how it's going with the group of quilters trying to bring the line back into production ( I did join the group ).

I am going to Ikea to turn the back bedroom into a sewing room instead of the dining room. The kid leaves in 2 weeks, and it won't have room for him to sleep in any more. Just kidding, he has found room on the floor to sleep all summer long. Funny thing, he had a bedroom with a queen size bed, but he preferred to sleep on the floor in my exercise room. I don't get it.....I know it used to be his bedroom, but his bed and stuff are away at college. The kid doesn't like change....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

cup of coffee for the afternoon




I took the day off, and have been running around town, first to Lowe's, then to a quilt store, then to the grocery store. Now the day is almost over and I still haven't cut any fabric. Maybe a cup of Tully's will give me some energy. Tully's is a great coffee place in Seattle that most people around the country don't know about. Many people I know like it better than Starbucks. Imagine that. I think I like this French Roast better than the Italian Roast.

Okay, back to my fabric cutting.......

fabric for coin quilt




lots of washing and ironing done today. I think I need more blue. A coin quilt is in my future. Today, I needed a mental health day from work. I stayed home. Fabric is great therapy. One thing I don't have is a design board. So it's off to Lowe's for me. Then I will return and start cutting. Unfortunately, work will be needing me tomorrow......