Sunday, January 23, 2011

Snow Bound

This last week has been crazy around here with all the snow! Anywhere from 6-14 inches were seen around these parts and more is falling today!!  The school I work for called off Thursday and Friday - so it was a 4 day weekend!!!  I've been busy sewing on the Envy quilt - up to block 10 now! I am also anxiously awaiting the Olive Kona solid to come in from Hancock's of Paducah so I can continue on with the Matisse. 

Here are Envy blocks 4-10

Maybe I'll finish another block or two today!  Guess I better get busy! :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Envy Blocks 1-3 are completed - I am really loving the look of the random mosaic pieces. This quilt is a big time consumer, but it's totally worth it!

Bontanicals came back from the quilters!

The Vintage Bliss for Ruth completed

Amy's Aussie quilt came back too!

I'm also starting to work on a Joe & Ben's Matisse inspired funky log cabin quilt - 2 blocks down 62 more to go!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


For awhile now I've been collecting green pieces of fabric - any pattern, any shade - in hopes of making an all green quilt.  I've even asked friends to help me in my quest to gather green fabric anywhere they go - just pick up a piece of something that is fun and I'll incorporate it into my quilt!  After gathering all this green I had a vision in mind of all cream triangles on one side and all the greens on the other.  Then I threw all the greens in a big pile and had second thoughts - how could this all possibly go together?!?!  So, back to the drawing board - now I made the greens into little groupings - olive greens, bright greens, pine greens, etc and I was going to just pick from a grouping and make the triangle quilt, BUT not enough greens were in each group! Grrrr!!! So in frustration I put the green away in a stack in the corner for months and just stared at it while I completed other projects hoping that something would inspire me to want to use the green again.  Circles, waves, log cabins, and all sorts of other ideas zoomed around my head and were quickly kicked out for one reason or another.  Then I came across this lovely Mosaic Pattern from Oh Fransson! (author of the Tokyo quilt) in blue and thought, "YES! I will do this in my GREENS!" So, last night I got back out all the greens and got started. 

It's not much yet, but I think I'm going to LOVE it! I'm going to get to use ALL of my greens and in a very modern way, yet with the traditional feel of mosaic tiles.  FUN!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

5...4...3...2...1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The holidays are quickly winding down and I will soon have to return back to work.  I've been doing a little holiday sewing among the hustle and bustle of visiting friends and relatives.  

I've learned a new sewing skill - piping/cording!  I made some cute, little throw pillows to match the Interior Illusions quilt with the extra bento patches and backing.  

I finished an Aussie dog quilt for a friend.  I really liked how these Aussie sketches turned out on the fabric. 

The Vinage Bliss quilt top

I was also able to go to the quilters yesterday and pick up 4 quilts!  You wouldn't know it by the look of these pictures, but just an hour before these were taken, there was a terrible thunderstorm and tornados spotted in the area!

I got my Tokyo Subway quilt back and I LOVE it!!!  The gals at Melears did an awesome job on this one and all the rest too!

Sweet Dreams quilt

It's Elementary with the fun, red flannel backing.

Beverly's dog quilt