Monday, November 26, 2012

Honey Honey -

I broke open my Honey Honey fat quarter bundle by Kate Spain.
It was extremely hard chosing which fabrics
I wanted in order to make a new quilt.
As I un-folded them, ironed them, and cut them...
It didn't get any easier!
I ended up starting 2 quilts.
Not. Even. Joking.

The first one is a version of Oh Baby Oh Baby.
I'm going to make it bigger.
A LOT
bigger.

So I cut some strips.
and sewed
and sub cut pieced strips.
and sewed until
I had these lovely patchwork panals.
These are just a few I'm not quite done sewing them together.
It might take me awhile now that I am back to my
regularly scheduled life
i.e. work, kids, dinner, laundry, doctor appointments....etc.
I'll keep you posted.
oh and for inquiring minds....
I still have one jelly roll race quilt to sew for Christmas.
I just couldn't stay focused after I opened Honey Honey.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Second Jelly Roll Race


yep I finished another Christmas jelly roll race.


I used Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater.


I was lucky enough to get some pictures yesterday while it was sunny
and semi warm.


Today it's freakin' cold and snowing!!
Ah Ohio...
anyway, I am putting up Christmas decorations today/tonight.
More sewing tomorrow I think.
If I get any sewing done..
I'll let you know.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving sewing...

I did a little more sewing today.
Between the turkey and side dish preparations that is.
It was sunny enough to take some pictures of my quilts outside too .
This is the finished Oh Baby Oh Baby quilt.
I am thinking of making a bigger quilt in another fabric line like Glamping or Honey Honey.
I have quite a few quilts to bind as you know so not sure
when I will start sewing that.
I have one more jelly roll race quilt top to sew.
I chose another line from about 3 years ago...
I think it is Heritage by Moda.
I hope to finish sewing it this weekend since time is ticking away for the Christmas quilts.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Have fun shopping if you are braving the crowds tomorrow (tonight).
I am going to one place.
A local shoe shop is having 20% off at 7am and I have a gift certificate from my birthday.
I see a new pair of Alegria's in my future.
I'm off to bed,
later.....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

progress

or rather
"productive"
The first completed jelly roll race.
It's quilted....
it's bound.

It's lovely.
I sure hope the recipient likes it.

and
I hope they aren't reading my blog!
Happy Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

28 apparently...

yeah apparently I have 28 quilted items to bind.
28
I decided that I ought to take inventory of how many quilts I had to bind.
I realized that there were at least 10 I had put in my closet while I was focusing on my book quilts.
Then I sewed some more...
made pattern quilts...
and all the jelly roll quilts for Christmas gifts.
So yah....28

I still can't believe I have 28.
I decided I'd better get to making some more bindings
for these 28 quilts.

I made 5 on Sunday night.
I am pretty sure some of these will be all machine sewn.
I just can't imagine I will have time to hand stitch them all.
There will more time to sew them this weekend because
we cancelled our plans and decided
to stay home.
We need a REAL break without driving, flying or staying in hotels.
I believe this is a 'stay-cation'.
I'm going to try to make the best of it.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jelly Roll Race quilt #5

I got a little side tracked on the jelly roll race quilts.
I have been working like crazy.
My hubby went out of town and
I get the pleasure of running the household for a week alone.
not fun.
But then we went to Florida and met up with him
and visited his parents.
It was a good trip but I didn't sew a stitch.


Today I finished my 5th jelly roll race quilt top.
I just went with the straight version
using Nature's Chorus by April Cornell for Moda.
I am running out of time on these, wouldn't you know?


I was going to make 6 total jelly roll race quilts....
but
then I hired another staff member last week.
So there are now 7.
I realize she is new to my team but I just don't feel right about
not making her a quilt as well.
So now I have 2 more quilt tops to make,
and 7 quilts to bind....
and I have 32 days to do it.
whew.
{insert freak out}.
My inner sewing goddess has to have a talk with me...
I CAN do this.
I CAN do this.
I hope I can do this.
3 quilts are in fact back from my local quilter.
I will bind them soon-ish.
Maybe over this coming Thanksgiving holiday :)
I plan on posting them as I finish.
It's fun to record the 'finishes'.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

100 Blocks winner!

The winner is:
Kathy L.
"QuilterKat has left a new comment on your post "100 blocks vol.6":
Congratulations on getting your block published in the magazine. The Economy version is my favorite. "


I will email you for your information.
Congrats!


Thursday, November 08, 2012

100 blocks vol.6

Are you excited for the next issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks?
I am.
I finally get to share the block I designed.


The X-Act block


Here's my original layout on point with snowball blocks.
I think this block could be alternated with any simple blocks for varying effects.


Here it is with an Economy block alternated with it in Kate Spain's Honey Honey fabrics.
or
how about set straight in P B and J by Basic Grey?.....


Hmm I think I am a BIG fan of the P B and J version.
If you'd like to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks leave me a comment as to which layout you like best.
Snowball?
Economy?
or
P B and J?
I will be randomly choosing a winner on November 11th.
Quiltmaker will send you the magazine!
Good Luck.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

new girl


She's my new custom Blythe 'girl'.
Her artist is Cindy Sowers.
She does Monster High and Blythe and others.
I love the mohair re-root.

I have always wanted a mohair girl.
Now I want ALL my dolls to have custom faces.
I 'might' actually try to matte one of the dolls on my own.
{biting nails nervous}
I know many of you aren't Blythe collectors but I just had to blog this/share this.


Monday, November 05, 2012

BEST. FRIENDS. EVER.

I really have THE best friends EVER.
I didn't make it to Houston fall quilt market...
so my friends brought it to me!
That'd be Stephanie, her sister in-law and Katrina.
I gave Stephanie a wish list for market before she left.
Sample Spree is pretty crazy.
I didn't think she'd be able to get me a bundle....let alone several...
but I was happily wrong.

Hello My name is Vickie and I AM a fabricaholic
One of the most awesome Moda / Unitednotions bags that I ever seen....

 
Yes, I photoshopped my name to the bag...
but I am considering adding it permanently.
If the shoe fits....as they say.

Can you believe this?
It was like Christmas.

I. AM. SO. HAPPY.

Katrina was cool enough to bring it back to Ohio for me.
Again, I felt blessed since I didn't have to pay shipping.

They scored Glamping by Mary Jane Butters.

Honey Honey by Kate Spain

Notebook by Sweetwater



Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais

Plus there was a little Lecien thrown in there.

{Sigh}
I am still floating high...
I have great plans for these.
Thanks again to my GREAT friends.