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Monday, February 25, 2013

Whoot Whoot!

I've got to get on a regular posting schedule.  Geez!  But blogging takes planning and, I think, pictures, to show what you are working on.  I mean, I'll eventually get to the point that I may wax poetic on items, but right now, it's all I can do to carve out sewing time!  Which is why I'm excited to share some of the things I've been working on.

So, my friend, Kim, is having her first baby!  I was so excited to receive an invitation to her shower.  She and her husband have been trying to conceive for a long time, so this will indeed be a celebration!  I decided to make the new baby (it's a boy) a summertime "quilt", since he'll be a late spring baby.  It's not technically a quilt, because it doesn't have batting.  I used a cheater print of Safari Soiree by Birch Fabrics and backed it with snuggly flannel.  I quilted along each side of the "blocks" and bound it with a satin blanket binding.  Man, that satin binding is a b-yach!  Slippery, slippery, slippery.  But I wanted the textural difference between the cotton, flannel and the satin.  I think touch is such an important sense for babies/toddlers.


Sewing on satin binding

Top of quilt

Front & Back

Dang, that's a cute quilt!

Whole thing


The Fabric Fairy came to visit me:

I saw Ms Melody Miller speak to the Triad Modern Quilt Guild (it was so awesome!):

I've completed some bee blocks too:

Block for Kim in the Simply Solids Bee
Lucky Stars BOM- Practice Block
Believe Circle of do.good.stitches
February block

Believe Circle of do.good.stitches
February block

Believe Circle of do.good.stitches
February block
Sugar Block Club BOM- January Block

I still have loads of stuff to work on, like my Sew South Swap items, gifties for my Secret Sew South sister, and my nephew's quilt!  I also have to decide what I'm going to do with the Madrona Road fabric from the Modern Quilt Guild challenge.  And get caught up on the blocks for the various BOMs I'm participating in!  Haven't even started the blocks for one . . .

Linking up with the Let's Get Acquainted Linky.
See ya soon!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link up

I got a little sewing done over the weekend.  Not as much as I wanted to, but something done.  I finished January's block for the Sugar Block Club with Stichery Dickory Dock.  I'm very pleased with how this turned out.  I'm finally cutting into my FQ bundle of  Mama Said Sew!  I can't wait to see how all of these blocks turn out.
January Block for Sugar Block Club

Good news for me!  I found me a Bernina 1090 machine on Ebay and I picked it up Tuesday.  There was some shipping damage, and the case was badly damaged.  The retractable power chord had gotten wedged in it's little cubby and I couldn't get it out.  Luckily, hubby was able to coax it out, so Saturday, I cut the machine on and, yeah, it works!  Now I've got to learn what it can do.  Will start on that tonight.

I had a goal setting party for myself yesterday afternoon.  I have some things that HAVE to get done this month:

1.  House block for Sew South.
2.  Solids block for Simply Solids Bee.
3.  Cutting and sewing my nephews quilt top!
4.  Blocks for Believe Circle for do.good.stitches.

I also have lots of other things to catch up on:

1.  Blocks for Pile O' Fabric's Skill Builder BOM and FMQ these!  Eek!
2.  Blocks for Sea of Stars BOM-- I need to do 3!
3.  February block for Sugar Block Club.
4.  Swap items and Secret Sister items for Sew South.

Whew, I better get busy!  I'm going to link up with Beth at Plum & June's Let's Get Acquainted Linky!  Y'all do to!