Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. -Confucius

Hey all! There are a few giveaway winners that I haven't heard from yet - Meg of The Mad Quilting Librarian (who won my hand-quilted mini quilt), Cindy of Live a Colorful Life (who won the Fandango jelly roll), and Elisha of Elisha Quilts (who won a set of Kate's patterns) - if I don't heard from you within the next few days I will draw new winners for those prize.

The blog redesign is on hold for right now since I've been redesigning and changing things up over on the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild site. I headed my first guild meeting as President on Sunday and we had a ton of fun! We decided to do a fat quarter swap/block challenge - we bought our fat quarters at The Workroom (which is where we meet) and held a blind swap, then we picked a block (Ohio Star) to make using the FQ and fabric from our own stash, and at our next meeting we'll swap the block and scarps left over from the FQ back to it's original owner. I can't wait to see what my partner is going to do with my FQ that she got!

Talking about fat quarters reminds me that the latest issue of Fat Quarterly came out yesterday and I bought mine bright and early! My dear friend Jennifer has a pattern in this issue and there's even a little mention of yours truly in John's article about Quilt Market! Fat Quarterly is an ezine that comes out four (is it four? John?) times a year and it's just amazing! This issue has 90 pages and is jam packed with awesome patterns, interviews, and even giveaways (woot!); head on over and buy yourself a copy - you won't regret it!

I found out about this super-awesome bike on Holly's blog (Holly is the leader of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild) and I want it sooooo much! It's called the Patchwork Cruiser and it's made by Felt; I won't even ride a bike in downtown Toronto, but I just might if I had this beauty! It's just the bike I know I would dream about if I did, in fact, dream about bikes (which I actually think Holly does).

Lately, I've been making more string blocks for my quilt and it's coming along steadily, but you don't really need pictures every time I make new blocks...or do you?

 I've also gone on a bit of a hexagon bender again since I'm participating in the second round of the {Handsome} Hexies Swap. I had so much fun in the first time and got some awesome hexies from my partner, Kate of One Flew Over, so I needed (yes, needed) to participate in this round too! My partner's likes weren't very specific this time so I hope I can make ones she'll like. Oh, the ones in the picture are not the ones for my partner - these are pretties...wicked witch of the west anyone?

I also got an awesome package of fabric (seriously swoon-worthy) on Monday and have another on the way that are for secret projects I'm not allowed to share with you right now, but trust me it's all very pretty! One project I'll be able to share soon, but I won't be able to share the other until September. I know, I know...Kaye, why do you have be so secretive all the time? I'll spill the beans as soon as I'm allowed and then you'll see why I wasn't allowed to say anything.

Okay, it's back to quilting I go! What do you like while quilting? Music? Silence? Or do you watch BBC dramas and mysteries on the computer like I do?


  1. Yep, 4x/year ... hence the name Fat "Quarterly"!! :-)

    Can't wait to see what you got ...

  2. Those hexagons are so adorable! Makes me wish I had more time to sew right now!

    Um, and that bike is totally awesome.

  3. I really enjoy quilting when my hubby and son are gone at swimming lessons, so quiet. Then I like to listen to the radio, usually sports talk. yea I know sports and quilts!

  4. I usually quilt to either kids' movies (Shrek, Monsters Inc., The Wizard of Oz) if my granddaughter is with me, or to what my hubby calls "chick porn" - HGTV!

  5. Hi Kaye!

    I love that you featured the bike of my dreams on your blog! Maybe someone reading this will be inspired to buy their own patchwork cruiser. Thanks for spreading the quilt bike love!


  6. I can't believe I won! I won!!! And a Fandango jelly roll (*pushing back chair from desk so there is plenty of room to jump up and down*). So excited! Thank you so much.

  7. What a cool bike! I'd love one of those. Can't wait to see what you're cooking up. And I like to listen to the TV while quilting.

  8. ok i officially love your blog! i love so many of the same things you do!! i am on the search for a great bike right now too!!!! and i am just getting back into quilting and might join the quilt guild where i live! :D