Sunday, February 13, 2011

The sewing machine joins what the scissors have cut asunder, plus whatever else comes in its path. -Mason Cooley

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for everyone's comments, both here on the blog and in the Flickr group, on my Block-a-Palooza quilt along tutorial! It has been so fun to see everyone's blocks over on Flickr and to see the great array of fabrics that have been used - so very neat!

Since I can't show anything that I've been working on right now - which is not much with the dog here let me assure you - how about some pictures of fabric that has made its was into my hands over the past couple of weeks?

I got a Fabric Shack order this week - woot! I'm using up all of my while Kona in a pattern I'm working on right now, so I figured I should place an order before I ran out completely! Here we have Kona solids in Mocha, Charcoal, Coal, and White, and a print from Anna Griffin's Flora collection.

Here's a close-up of the Anna Griffin print; I just had to get it because it reminds me so much of the Baroque architecture plans that I studied in my undergraduate as a Fine Art History major. I think this is destined to be the lining for a new bag I want to make.

I picked these fat quarters up at The Workroom after the last Toronto Modern Quilt Guild meeting: the two book prints are from the Venice collection, the text print is from Wordplay, and the cute mug print on the end is from I-don't-know-what collection (forgot to check and it doesn't have a printed selvedge). I also picked up some Cosmo embroidery thread for cross-stitch.

I also received some fabrics from swaps this week...

A fat quarter from the upcoming Sherbet Pips collection by Aneela Hoey for Moda...

A yard of County Fair by Denyse Schmidt for a bag, and the last riding clothes print I needed from Heather Ross' West Hill collection (still need a few other prints before my collection is complete)...

And a 1/2 yard of chocolate woodgrain from Joel Dewberry's Aviary collection, a fat quarter of yellow posies from Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy, and a fat quarter of pink unicorns from Heather Ross' Far Far Away. Great swap indeed!

I also received a fabric giftie...

Heather sent me these scraps when I mentioned that I had been searching for the Nancy Drew fabric - I cannot wait to use them. Thanks so much Heather!

Aaaannnndddd... I finished the body of my Oatmeal sweater!

This is a picture from before the bottom ribbing was done, but it is done now - woot! I just need to pick up stitches and knit the sleeves and then it'll be done!

So what have you all been up to this past week and weekend?! Come on spill...I need to live vicariously through you! ;)

Oh, and don't forget to come back on Tuesday when I will reveal another one of the patterns that I mentioned was coming out this month...phew, I'm tired already!


  1. Like you, nothing I can share.
    But this weekend I'm working on no sleep!

  2. Since you've let me live vicariously through your pretty fabrics (I'm on that stinkin' fabric diet!) I'll share with you what I've done this week. I've made three pillows for Valentine's gifts, a red and white quilt top for the quilt ministry, about 25 blocks for a commission quilt, and helped a group of ladies make a pile of mug rugs for our church mission team to take to Peru!

  3. a. I always love your quotes.
    b. Fabulous fabrics!

  4. i'm so glad you love the fabric Kaye! it was my pleasure!! can't wait to see what you do with it!! ;)

    congrats on Sew Mama Sew!
    xo, H