Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Year, New Project

I stumbled across this new online quilt-a-long on the Quilt Dad blog and I think it sounds like fun.  It so happens to use one of the two new fabric lines that I've been crazy about, Sunkissed, so i think I'm gonna do it!  {Daughter will be back at Oxford University by the time it starts (Jan 24) so I will be needing all the distractions I can get.}  Eighteen quilt bloggers are offering 2 quilt blocks per week plus at the end, a custom setting.  You can check out all the particulars at Quilt Dad.

Friday, December 24, 2010

No-Sew Zone

I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  DD has been home since December 4 so I blame her for contributing to my Sewing Delinquency!  I did manage to get a recently started top finished before she showed up.  My LQS has a Strip Club once a month where they make-up a jelly roll and pair it with an easy pattern.  I found November's colors hard to resist.
I added some fabric from my stash to make it larger including these cuties.
 Segueing along,  I love this new book by Elizabeth Hartman of ohfransson! fame.  The quilts all have a contemporary feel and are mostly quite easy except for one that's appliqued.  It's a great book for the beginner and experienced quilter.  I particularly liked the fact that she made and machine quilted all the quilts herself.  It really comes across as a labor of love.
I've got to run, loads of last minute things to do today.  Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas to you and your family!