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Monday, October 31, 2011

Final Swoon Block...(for now;)

I definitely want to do this project again, but with a line of fabric that is more conducive to this pattern.  I plan to finish each of these 4 swoon blocks individually as table mats.  They'll be available at our annual Christmas Open House...check out the 'deets' on my sidebar to the right!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Order Up...



I was so happy to complete this custom order quilt last week!  It's the first quilt I've made using the black/white and green colour combo.  I'm really happy with how it turned out and I trust that the darling baby girl who it's going to will enjoy it also!  I used a nice sage print for the small pinwheels,  3 different black and white patterned prints to create the large pinwheels, and a sweet black and white pin dot pattern for all the background piecing.  Sending a shout out to Kim for adding a little stippling to the quilt for a nice, finished look!  For the first time ever I did a pieced backing on the quilt to create something fun on the reverse side.  Now that this project is crossed off my 'to-do' list, I'll be moving on to preparing for the upcoming open house...details to come soon!







Saturday, October 22, 2011

Swoon #3...

I'm loving the look of these blocks.  Not loving my choices of fabrics, but loving the actual blocks.  Can't wait to try it in a different line of fabric, or maybe just scrappy?  Either way, one more block to go in this set!  



Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Bestie's Famous...

Well, famous in the quilting world.  But HEY, it's a BIG deal!  Congrats Kim on your first ever Moda Bakeshop post!  I'm sure, with your talent, it won't be your last post for Moda!
Check her out HERE people....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday Time Out...



This Tuesday Rhonda joined us for our regular Tuesday Time Out!  Kim found a wonderful pattern called Swoon.  Now, while this pattern is beautiful when completed, IT IS A MONSTER to complete!  From the cutting to all of the piecing, this project requires some serious concentration.  Concentration = not one of my best skills.  Well, I got pieces cut to complete 4 blocks in total, but in reality, I only got one sewn!  What I love about this pattern is that it can be done with any fabric combo and look like a completely new block each time.  Thank you ladies for a fun day!  Rhonda brought Starbucks, Kim made muffins, the rain poured down and it was the perfect way to spend a day!
Oh, and fyi....EACH block contains 83 pieces of fabric.  83!!!


First Up...Picking the Fabric (you'd think this would be the easy part.  Not so, my friends)


Cutting and organizing...


The Room was a hummin'...


Rhonda's Block (LOVE her fabric line!):


Kim's Block (LOVE her colour choices and contrast!):


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I still smell like garlic...

Well, I posted about this last year, but here we are again!  I reminded/nagged Christa earlier in the summer, that I definitely wanted to make salsa with her again this year.  This weekend we put Saturday aside and made salsa. All. Day.  Phew, it was a long day, but we have lots to show for it!  We each made 35(ish) jars of salsa to show for it!  Christa was on veggie/spice duty, and I was on tomato duty.  It was a 'fruitful' day in many ways.


I almost cried when my hubby brought me 2 huge buckets of plums home yesterday.  Guess I know what I"ll be doing this weekend...


The peelings....