Monday, October 13, 2014

Cloud9 Cirrus Solids Challenge

is participating in a Cloud9 solids challenge!

I handed out 42 packs of fabric with instructions at our last meeting.
I can't wait to see them all together and start playing with them!

They are due at our next meeting on November 1st.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

This and that . . . .

I haven't been home for a whole weekend in ages!
What a luxury to sleep in and linger in bed . . .
My favorite thing to do.

Once I hauled myself out and had my coffee and breaky,
I looked around and surveyed what needed to be done.

My sewing corner, a mess, needed to be cleaned up and organized.

It went quicker than I thought.
I am having my first private sewing lesson tomorrow with a lovely 
girl who wants to learn how to quilt!
I am over the moon!  So I want everything to be clean and easy for her.

I also got this lovely card and note from Kandy.
I joined the IG #quiltypenpal group and this is my first connection.
So fun!  Now what will I send to her?

Then it was off to Christie's to drop off my featherweight for service.
That's all I intended to do . . . . 
Then I saw this . . . . 

And a bit of Denyse Schmidt too.

A very cute little bath tub full of fabric

Christie and Garen egging me on!

I had no chance.  Hehe.
I bought a lot.  They said it was okay.  Enablers! 

So on this rainy day, I came home and worked on this,

A bit of chevrons . . . 

And a new project . . . 
Dresden flowers for a friendship garden quilt.

My friends are sending me their flowers.
I can't wait to build my garden!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What I've been doing while I haven't been here . . .

Again I have been absent from this space for weeks and weeks.
I guess it just means I have been busy.

Here are a few of the things I've been up to.
Cloud9 baby donation quilt for my guild, NYC Metro Mod.
Our first meeting is this Saturday and I can't wait
to get back into the swing of things with all my buddies!

A Mariner's Compass block for Earamichia.
It was way more challenging than I thought it was, 
but I'm glad I tried it out.

I've been making tiny pincushions too.
These hexies and pentagons are 1/2"
I gave the finished product to my mom before I took a pic,
but I mounted it on a cork and glued it into a little candle holder
with a tray at the bottom for thimbles and scissors.
Gonna have to look for more holders at tag sales!

I finally decided on a layout and setting fabric for my
Star Fever quilt from Quilting by the Lake.
When I finish this quilt, it is going to the silent auction
for the Breast Cancer Alliance luncheon in November.

I haven't just been sewing!
I am just home from a cruise with my mom, aunt and uncle.
We left NYC on a cold rainy day.

And luckily for us the sun came out the next day.
I've never been on a cruise before . . . 
it was very interesting.
I still have the vertigo. Hey! I'm a delicate flower.

Saw lots of mermaids along the way.

We did the New England Tour, so beautiful.
Bar Harbor was my favorite.

I even met a pirate!

Look at this old Singer sewing machine that they used to make sails.

I won't bore you will all my vacation pics!
That's what Facebook is for, hahaha.
I'll try to be better about checking in here.
You can always find me on Instagram.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Quilting by the Lake 2014

This is my second time going to Quilting by the Lake.
Last year we had so much fun, and this year my friend
Victoria Findlay Wolfe was teaching, so what's not to love?

I took her three day Lemoyne Star class.
Yes that big brown suitcase is full of only fabric!
That little black and white duffle under my pillow and quilt
had my clothes, etc.  Don't need to overpack clothes
when fabric is much more important!

Earamichia and I drove up in time for the 
Teachers Merchant Market and Quilt Show.

I had sent up three quilts for the show.
Allow me a little "showing off!"

"Leftovers! It's What's for Dinner"

"Fractured Hard Candy"

This is how our first day of classes began.
My Emily modeling my mini dresden plates.  Hehe.
And it only got funnier from there!

Victoria had giant diamond templates made for this class.
They are awesome!  

This is what I worked on first.
I had brought up alot of "made fabric" that I put together 
before the trip so that I didn't waste time on that and could get right
to construction of stars.

I slashed in the orange to give it a bit of pop.

I added smaller diamonds around it to make it bigger.
Then I found the perfect Jennifer Paginelli fabric
for my setting fabric.

This group was so fun helping each other pick what fabrics to use,
and generally encouraging each other all along the way.

Here is My Emily with her purple and lime green star!
Love the orange arc too.

And now I'll let you look at all the eye candy!

This is the third star I worked on for the week. 
This diamond is even bigger than the first one.
I love this!
And I can see how I can make this pattern more balanced
in the future.  Love to learn as I go as you know.
Jump in and see what happens.

Victoria sewed her apron to her skirt!
Haha.  It was finished too before she realized it.

And here she is all detached and finished!
They auction the aprons off for the scholarship fund.
It is a riot!

Here is part of our class show and tell.

And here is part of our class!

Another great week spent with quilty friends
and being creative!  Doesn't get any better than that!
Thanks V for a really fun time!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

So Much Fun! Christie's Quilting Boutique!

Today is the 6 month anniversary of the opening

And yes this girl knows how to party!
Jennifer Paganelli and Kate Spain were in the house.
How fun are these three!
I met Kate for the first time today and she is so lovely. Great energy!
Jennifer is fun, fun, fun! Lights up the room.
And Christie, well, you know how I feel about this little go-getter!

Kate's new fabric line is coming out in September.
She got her inspiration from sea glass.
I told her those were mermaid colors! 
Any way you cut it they are fabulous.
And we each got a sample pack of these little beauties.
Yes I am hoarding.

Christie has a whole section devoted to these two dynamos!
You can buy yardage, and precuts.
Hard to decide . . . . 

Here is the lady herself showing off a quilt.

And working the cutting table!
It's blurry because she is never still!

Edgar and the girls!

Here is my take for the day.
I had to restrain, I'm on a fabric diet.
Gross!  No fun!
Clearly, I cheat!

And here is what I'm working on . . . 

A very tiny doll quilt for my buddy's b-day
that was a month ago.
and so it goes . . . .