Sunday, July 28, 2013

I've gone overboard...again.

I have gone on a bit of a binge.  However, in my defense, it was my duty as a grandmother-to-be to buy this fabric.  I had no choice.

How stinkin' cute is this?  It's called Sasparilla by Riley Blake.  It was one of Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s daily deals. I bought 2 charm packs and will probably get some yardage.
The colors are wonderful.  I haven't figured out which pattern I will use, but it will end up in a quilt.
Love the bandana fabric.

During my spree, I also bought this...
Who can resist a baby monkey (or a baby anything)?  The plaids in this collection are great.  It's called Life in the Jungle and is by Riley Blake.

I didn't stop there.
I bought this collection of Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.
I've been eyeballing this lovely pattern since it first came out.  It's called The Local.

Marmalade Fabrics had a kit that included all the fabrics as well as the pattern.  It's all paper pieced.  I can't wait to start it.

Oh, and I didn't forget the holidays.  I love the colors in this collection.
It's called Winter's Lane.  I dropped into Pine Tree Quilts on the way to my son's house.  I purchased just a charm pack (for now) and the panel.  It will make a nice pennant to hang across the fireplace.

On another note, my guild is doing a sew-along.  We'll be making the Weekender bag.
A simple project that I will do in my spare time.

But first, I need to finish this.
I'm hoping to have it ready to hang in our guild's exhibit at the Lowell Quilt Festival.  I'm almost done with the blocks.
I didn't get much sewing done at all this weekend.
I did, however, manage to give Ginger a little makeover.
JoAnn's had some wall decals on clearance.  So cute.

Joyful stitching,

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Finish-A-Long Qtr. 3

she can quilt
Time, once again, to get delusional about what I can finish in the next 3 months.

I purchased this pattern and fabric back in April.    I have 35 of the 81 blocks done.  They involve quite a bit of ironing and it's been hot.  Enough said.

These blocks are from the Fat Quarter Shop BOM.  I got a bit tired of them and have 10 of the 12 done.  I think I may just sash them and be done with it.
Since all Irish babies need an Irish knit sweater, this has be be on my list.  There's a little pumpkin due on Halloween and I want to have this done by the baby shower in September.  If I have time, I may do the hat.  I haven't made this type of sweater in over 10 years so it's taking me a bit to get used to the pattern.  Once I establish the first repeat, it should go quicker.

And just for the heck of it, I'm putting these two quilts on the list again.  I didn't touch them last quarter, and probably won't this quarter either.

This is the Summersville top I started at retreat in March.  It's all pieced and just needs to be sandwiched and quilted.
This quilt top is also complete.  Assembly required.

Joyful stitching,