Thursday, September 29, 2011

it's taking over our house!

So my quilting can no longer be contained in the sewing room!
I have the backing for my 1974 postage stamp quilt laying over a quilt rack in the living room....

 I am working on backing for my neutral quilt...I really wanted the riding clothes for the entire back (it is SO soft) but I don't have enough of the gray fabric, so I'm going to use some of the textured solid blue for the other I need to find a quilter...I think I want this one quilted in fans...very traditional, but it appeals to me.
 Let us continue upstairs into our bedroom where I'm working on my quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids.
and fantastic score of vintage fabrics and feedsacks from an auction this weekend.  I think some of these might be headed to ebay to cover my costs and sedate my husband a bit...

so do you even want to guess what the sewing room looks like???

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Playing favorites

I'm playing along with Molly and Suz today.

We are showing bits and pieces of our favorite fabrics, or those fabrics that are down to scraps yet you still adore!

The top piece in the picture is a Timeless Treasures print.  I once located a shop that still had some, yet I didn't buy more???

The middle scrap, I'm told, came from JoAnne Fabrics a few years ago...something about the fabric appeals to me so much!  I love neutrals, and this reads as a neutral to me, yet adds a sweet kick of color!

and the last scrap is my holy grail.  It's an out of print Alexander Henry called Bite Size.  I have managed to locate a 1/2 yard of it in pink, yet it's this blue color that I would like to buy by the bolt!!

So stop over to Suz's blog and look around and share your favorite bits!

Monday, September 12, 2011

for Amy

If you are like me, you read quilting blogs and feel like you get to know the person posting every day or every week to their blog.  And you probably also know that the quilting/crafty community is very generous.

A blog friend recently lost her husband to cancer and Sarah put a call out for quilt blocks.  These are the blocks I sent. 

I hope to have a finished quilt top to show later this week.  I decided after putting the flimsy on my bed that I wanted it a little back to the cutting board!