Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Silver and Gold

One of my favourite songs:

Make new friends, but keep the old.
One is silver, and the other gold.

Well, I have some new friends (aka projects) and some golden friends.

These 2 projects are the other quilts for my friend with 3 daughters.

This is a kit  that I have had for a few years now. When I got it, I knew it came with pink instead of red but I never could seem the right person to make it for.  Earlier this year I had decided to just use the fabric for something else. I am so happy now that I have found the perfect girl for this quilt.

I had a hard time deciding for my friend's oldest daughter. I started off with a pink and yellow scheme, and I first thought about doing another log cabin but decided there was too many other quilts I wanted to try. I then thought about the pineapple block. I liked the idea of using the 1 1/2 inch strips in a completely different way. Then I remembered the Cameos quilt pattern I have which is based on the pineapple block. I dug into my stash and found an Eden charm pack. I decided to use them for the centres and my colour scheme; pink, yellow, purple and green. I tried a block last week and I really love it. It does not require any special rulers, but I had bought the pineapple ruler a few years ago and had not used it yet. It works well with the pattern, and it is nice to know I am also use my "ruler stash".

Now to my golden friends. Darlene is one of the most amazing quilters I know. She sent me this scissor fob and I love it so much. I love too knowing the fact that I will have her with me in my sewing room.

I have another golden friend. She is amazing at everything and so supportive of all my quilting. She also has  ESP because somehow she knew I had broken my favourite pin dish a few weeks ago. She came back from a trip to Switzerland with this for me:

My daughter did try to tell me that it was really meant as a bathtub and proceeded to wash her rocks in it. Luckily I was able to rescue it when she was not looking. Wishing you all silver and gold!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Buzzing Bees

As part of Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge, I said I would get my bee blocks done. They have been buzzing around me for a bit. I was able to get all 3 of them done.

August Bee Beautiful

September Bee Beautiful

September Sew Modern

I am very happy to have these done. Now, I need to get my fabric kits ready for October. It is my month for the Bee Beautiful group.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fabric Friday and more Fs

I have been purchasing fabric for my Bee Beautiful month which is October. Along the way, I have picked up some other fabrics.

I love the Miss Jump's Scrapbag fabric. I used it for my dad's quilt and I found a new local quilt store, and picked these up while there.

Castle Peeps by Lizzy House is another one of my favourites. I bought a fat quarter bundle in the blue line and now I am looking to get the rest.

This picture did not show the true colour of the fabric. It is a deep and vibrant purple.

I finally bought myself some Bubblegum Basics that I have been admiring for so long from Jane's Fabrics. I also had been wanting the Meadowsweet Dots when my nephew told me he wanted a red, and orange quilt. Now he has changed his mind to blue, yellow and green but the dots will still come in handy.

Once again, I am participating in the Friday Night Sew-In. I have been to busy to sew lately, but I am starting to get back into the groove so I have no idea what I am going to work on. Christmas is coming and the quilts must be done.

I have also been walking everyday as part of my Fitness Improv(e) Your Butt challenge. I just have not been very good at keeping track of my walking.

Hope you are all doing well.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Here is the progress made on my Log Cabin quilt. I have been having fun watching it come together. Most of the fabric is from my stash except for 2 fat quarters. I love the visual impact that Log Cabins have.

I have been spending sometime trying to organize my quilting for Christmas. It always seems to come to early even though it is the same time every year. I think I have a plan in place. See more Design Wall Mondays at Patchwork Times.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Log Cabin Love

I have decided to make quilts for my friend's 3 daughters. I love children's quilts the best and it has been so much fun figuring out what patterns I am going to use.  One of them I decided on was a Log Cabin. I have had a baby log cabin pattern for a long time and I have always wanted to make it. I made a Log Cabin years ago but because the strips were bigger I had less layouts to choose from. This log cabin uses 1 1/2 inch strips so I am excited about all the possibilities.

I got a great package in the mail yesterday.  I had entered a giveaway on RennaLily's blog and won a set of Barb Sackel fat quarters.

I also won this cute cross-stitch pattern in August from Andrea. My daughter has claimed it as something I need to make for her.

I am off to enjoy the last long weekend before school starts here with hopefully some quilting mixed in. Have a great weekend!