Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fabric Tuesday!

Wow, posts two days in a row?! That's almost unheard of! :)

Happy Fabric Tuesday to all my friends from Quiltstory. I love heading over each week to see what others are up to - it is so inspiring!

My big (BIG!) project right now is a quilt for my master bedroom. I saw Ty Pennington's new line and fell head over heals in love with the green and grey. I'm doing the Rain or Shine pattern from Elizabeth over at Oh!Fransson's book. I finished up my first block this weekend and even though it was a lot of work, I'm loving the results! Lining up my center points needs some serious work though... I've never pressed my seams open, but with all the bulk created in the middle with these points I think I'm going to have to.

I wish the colors showed up better in this picture, but trust me when I say they are a wonderful shade of green, not yellow. I decided to use a solid in each block as well to cut down on some of the business. This block has Kona Coal in it. Others will have Kona Cactus and Kona White. the sashing will be in Kona Ash. I can't wait to get more blocks made! Maybe if we get all the snow they're talking about I can be "forcefully" held up at home with my sewing machine :)

Happy quilting, friends!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Catching up

Long time no blog! It doesn't feel like that long ago, but I think I'm also in denial that it is March already. I live in the Midwest and we are gearing up for another big snowstorm this week (and we got 4" last night...) so it feels much more like I should be getting ready for Christmas than getting ready for spring. Although I haven't had much time at the computer, I have had lots of time to get some projects started!

I ordered a great blue, grey and black fat quarter group from Fabric Worm with some of Alexander Henry's Beep! Beep! line in it that came the other day. I couldn't resist making a quick quilt out of it! Here it is up on the board, waiting for the backing fabric to come so I can finish it up!

A few weeks ago I showed you the cross stitch I finished. I got it back from the framers (Michaels) this week and I love it! I had originally planed on just having it up with my winter decorations, but after what it cost to frame it ($130! and it's only 10"x10"!!) I think it has a permanent home on our wall now. :)
Finally, I've had the knitting bug lately and have been spending many of my nights curled up on the couch with my needles clicking away. I have a few things hanging out on needles now, but here is one I actually finished. It is SO cute and now happily tucked away in the hope chest waiting to be used :)

I hope to be back tomorrow for fabric Tuesday. I'm using Ty Pennington's line to make Elizabeth Hartman's Rain or Shine quilt (the picture is from on of my favorite blogs to follow - the plaid scottie) and i am loving it already! It's the first quilt I'm making for my husband and I for our master bed and I am itching to get more of it done. It's quilt the tedious quilt to make, though, so we'll see if I can finish it sooner rather than later! :)

Happy Monday quilting friends!