Tuesday, May 31, 2011

81 Pinwheel Salute

In honor of Memorial Day I have arranged an 81 pinwheel salute. YES! I have finally finished all of the pinwheels for my "I Heart Pinwheels" Quilt!
I think it's safe to say I won't be making pinwheels for awhile. Now onto putting it together!

Monday, May 23, 2011

SEW Excited

I am so excited and for 2 very good reasons. I'll start with the smaller of the two.

1. My new fabric; Gypsy Bandana from Pillow and Maxfield has arrived. Isn't it beautiful?! I'm going to use it to make the beautiful Amy Butler bag below. That is if the day comes that I will finish my pinwheel quilt.

2. I'm going to Vermont for a mini quilt shop hop!!!! I reconnected via Facebook with a friend from my childhood who low and behold turns out also quilts. She and her quilting pals are hosting a shop hop in Southern Vermont. She extended the invite and I jumped on it, quilt shops in this area are scarce! Plus I LOVE Vermont!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pinwheel Puzzle

Sometimes I wish I had a sewing room, BUT in a one bedroom apartment that's nearly impossible. In some pictures you may notice my ironing board lives in the middle of my living room and all of my projects are smack dab in the middle of my entry/living room/dining room floor. This makes it easy to remember that I need to finish up since I walk around it constantly.

I know the picture is not great. This is the quilt I'm working on right now...it looks like a giant pinwheel puzzle as I move blocks around. This is actually for my bedroom. I need a new quilt for my bed because I bought a red chair and am now decorating around a RED chair...crazy I know. I figure I only need a million more blocks to make it big enough. Sorry this is dripping with sarcasm :P

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Mayhem

One thing I usually am is organized, here is the mayhem that ensued Mother's Day morning:

The puree for the strawberry cake....not looking so good.

My sewing machine and I had a quarrel, we broke up Saturday night when I wanted to finish this table topper as a gift for my sister. Thankfully we made up Sunday morning and I quilted like a maniac to finish it.......and bind it. Yup, my ironing board is set up in my living room/sewing room. I thought the mayhem was going to win this time....BUT 10 minutes before I was due at my mother's the cake was done and I put the last stitch in the table topper.

What a GREAT day!!!