Sunday, May 30, 2010

Where Was I?

Yikes.  It's been awhile.  Got back from the arduous journey of packing up favorite daughter from college in St. Louis and driving back.  We hit that dreadful rain in Nashville at the height of Friday evening rush hour.  It took us 2 and a half hours to get through the city.  Next day, with absolutely no help from Gloria(!) we visited Lavender and Lime Quilt Shop in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Not much sewing going on since getting back to Florida.  I did get this quilted by a local longarm quilter and she did a fantastic job.  I used the yellow dotted fabric from the Hunky Dory line for the binding.  It's on the way to Ohio for my niece's High School Graduation, where I'll be headed on Wednesday.
 I got this made this morning, Block 7 of the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along that Konda is doing, Fig and Plum with some green from Authentic. 
And lastly,

it was Sewer's Choice this month for the Year of Schnibbles.  I chose the Ballet Slippers Schnibbles and used two Aster Manor Charm Packs. 
I would have liked to use the pink in the Aster Manor line but thought I'd use a  gold stripe from my stash (rather than violate my "fabric diet") for the sashing.   I actually made the top in an afternoon before I left for St. Louis. I cannot believe how quickly it went together, highly recommended!  
A closeup of my favorite block.  I hadn't realized how pretty this line is before making this top.  Don't you just love the paisley?  It adds an air of understated sophistication. 
Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Block Six

Just a quick post before I leave tomorrow morning of the latest quilt block in the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along that I've been doing.  This one was designed by Nanette.  Part of the challenge was to put a novelty, or something different in the center square that still went with the fabrics being used.  I had nothing but one charm square that sorta went, I think. 
And I finished my Schnibbles for the month, pictures when I get back. 
Got to run, have a good week!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Hello!  For all those with kids young enough to get gifts like these, lucky you!  My daughter never brought home a dog, but I did receive some mighty sweet handmade gifts and heartfelt hugs.  Unfortunately we are apart today, she finishing up her exams.  I fly up on Tuesday to St. Louis and then we drive back after loading all her crap stuff, can't wait!
Anyway, in anticipation of today, I bought myself a few gifts!
I am trying hard to be on a fabric diet but who can resist Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree Quilts?
Here's Garden Party that was a Daily Deal over at Missouri Star Quilt Company.  If you haven't checked them out, you need to.  Their service is wonderful.
Also bought a few patterns.
For the Year of Schnibbles this month it was Sewer's Choice, here's a sneak peak of what I'm working on.
I had two charm packs of Aster Manor and what a beautiful line.  I hadn't noticed that before, none of my LQSs had carried it. 

Best wishes for a wonderful day!