Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

As I was cruising some of my favorite quilt blogs, I noticed everyone had a little button for this Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I thought, "hmmmm - I need to click this and find out why everyone has this button!!!"  I'm so glad I did!  I think Blogger's Quilt Festival is a fabulous idea and I'm excited to share my Bejeweled Quilt for the occassion!


I have only been sewing for a little over a year. This quilt was number 15 for me out of 26 for the year.  I've quickly become obessed with sewing and just love learning new skills on each quilt top I make!  This quilt was stippled in all the white, ditch-stitch around all the color, and bound with scraps of all the colored fat quarters I used.

Colors - Inspired by the jewel-tones in the game Bejeweled

Sewing skill - I thought a diamond bullseye would be a neat way to try out half-square triangles! I really learned this skill because this had over 500 triangles to piece!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Aqua Antics - SOLD!

I got a great suprise today when I got notification that my Aqua Antics quilt had sold on Etsy.  Even better was when I found out it was a dear friend, Michelle, that had bought the quilt!  What a great suprise!! I hand delivered it to her this evening and got to hang out with her and her kids a little!  Fun times!!!

Five Finger Update

Just wore my Vibram Five Finger shoes out in public for the 1st time tonight.   I've been wearing them around the house in short spurts for 30 min at a time to get use to them.  Tonight, I wore them to the store for an hour and they felt excellent!  Bonus - NO weird looks from people either (at least not to my face!)  I look forward to wearing them more and more!