Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spare Parts

A couple of weeks ago, Sarah N. offered spare parts from her Carolina Christmas Quilt. I raised my hand and she graciously sent them to me. Her fabrics are beautiful, as is her piecing. Now I am ready to get back to sewing and making progress on my CC quilt. My DH had the past week off, and while I did not spend a lot of time at my sewing machine, we did make a trip to a new-to-me quilt store, I'll show some of my purchases later in the week. Now, if only the sun would come out....

Friday, January 15, 2010

New Fabric!

As I was blog-hopping the other day, I came across Julie's blog at She mentioned her fabric purchases from Sew Unique I had to go and take a look. These are the treasures that arrived in the mail yesterday. I am pleased as punch with all of them! The lighter piece on the end was a thank-you FQ - how sweet is that! I don't have specific plans for these yet, so they will age for a while.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Design Wall Monday

This is the third Christmas quilt I am working ever so slowly on. It started with a churn dash block swap in 1999/2000. You sent off the center square to fellow quilters, they made the block in their choice of colors and returned it to you, and you did the same for them. The 20 blocks sat for quite a while waiting for some inspiration. At some point, say 2008 maybe? I earmarked a Christmas quilt in a magazine that was designed by Robin Pandolph. In fall of 2009, I was looking through my magazine clippings for ideas for a different project and made a connection between the two! It seems like it should have come to me alot faster than that. Anyway, I added dark green,gold, and cream from my stash to enlarge each block to 15" finished. Now I am going to sash them with a dark green and gold stripe, add more dark green as the final border, and add it to the flimsy pile. I really like how it is coming together. Go see Judy L. at to see more design wall inspirations.