Monday, January 28, 2013
It's been a busy week or two...
First, Edgar celebrated his first birthday! Look at the difference between puppy Edgar and teenage Edgar...he's grown up! He's a total redhead, weighs in at 82.5 lbs at the moment, eats four cups of dog food a day, and loves to play ball.
Next, I was lucky to take a class with Emily of Carolina Patchworks at Road to California. I learned a lot, especially the fact that I could actually handle a quilt with a lot of small pieces.
Better Off Thread. Janice gave me the confidence to actually do this and not to worry if things weren't exactly perfect.
Other than that, I managed to finish my Scrappy Trip Along quilt top...or at least I thought I did. When it came to laying out the quilt, I found myself ONE block short....so now I'm scrounging around a bit for matching fabric to finish that last block. (p.s. If you have any old Lakehouse in your stash, would you let me know? I need a strip of the pink and orange and green...)
So what have you been up to???
Saturday, January 12, 2013
If you haven't figured it out, I'm an InstaGram junkie lately...even my husband comments that I can't put it down.
And on InstaGram there have been lots and lots of quilters starting out the New Year making a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt...simple, colorful, and uses up your scraps/stash...seamed perfect to me.
So I went to my stash to pull a few things out...and instead of scraps came out with two old jelly rolls...colorful and bright...just what the cold, rainy days here in Southern California needed.
However, there was no backing fabric anywhere near those colors in my stash...nor was there anything close to a binding fabric...those colors were a bit out of my colorway back then.
Scoured the internet for a bit provided some yardage, but I will be doing the scrappy back as I only found enough for the binding and two pillowcases with a bit left over for the back.
Scrappy Hearts...check! Wait...how did that get in here?
Can you say unexpected inspiration? Valentine's Day block + Pellon's Quilter Grid made it easy to put together...thinking either a pincushion or a throw pillow...haven't decided yet.
Now that everything's settled I'll start working on the quilt blocks...want to join in?