Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spoonflower goodies

So, last week I entered a giveaway at Spoonflower for some Heather Ross fat quarters. I almost didn't enter - I was thinking there'd be about a million entries, so why bother - but there at the end, you could check the box to sign up for Spoonflower's newsletter. That hooked me - I signed up to get the newsletter and I WON!!

All 17 fat quarters:

My favorite (of the moment):

The Lovely Daughter's favorites:

Many thanks to Spoonflower for this lovely material. I don't know what I'll do with it yet beyond gazing adoringly at it :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010


I started working on my Secret Santa project, only to find out I'd done some mis-cutting. I need triangles facing BOTH ways, not just one. I think it's salvageable - I may have one less yellow star at the end, but I can add some solids to make the quilt big enough for what I want it for.

The Lois quilt is also coming along well. It's about a third as large as it needs to be, and I found some more material. That includes some sparkly twill that was cut out for a dress pattern at some point in the distant past - one of those "what was I thinking?" projects. At least I realized it before I finished it!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Still around

Yikes. More than a month.
End of summer, start of school year, etc. - just haven't managed to post.
First day of Kindergarten:

12th Birthday:

I still need to work on handquilting the Karate Kid's quilt. I need to figure out how to finish the top of the Lovely Daughter's quilt - it needs cat applique, but first it needs to get bigger. I need to consult with her about what kind of borders she wants on it.

In the meantime, I've started other quilts (of course!) One is a tactile quilt for my MIL Lois who has Alzheimer's (maybe I posted about that one already?). I started cutting material for a Secret Santa gift. I started a black/white/blue/green quilt for a friend, and have that nearly finished. And then a black/white/yellow/purple quilt for the Lovely Daughter. I need some more blacks for that one. And a string quilt quilt-a-long. I WILL finish these; the friend's quilt top is almost done. Completely mindless piecing that will be machine quilted.

Lovely Daughter blocks:

String blocks:

My SIL was here on Saturday, and we had a lovely visit. Didn't do ANYTHING but sit around and talk and eat. TMOTH will be going to Indiana in October for his Dad's birthday for a sibling workday, and according to SIL, there's a lot of sewing stuff that needs a new home. We'll see what comes home with him.