Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I have quite a few quilted goodies that need to be bound and then photographed. However, I am clinging to the last few days of freedom before the school year begins by watching reruns of Ghost Whisperer...YIPES. I have also spent a decent amount of time being distracted by Pinterest. LOVE LOVE LOVE this concept. I already have 19 boards....clearly I like collecting ideas. So in my state of distraction I found this adorable project. Check it out.
All you need is some fabric, a box of crayons, hot glue gun, and a foam wreath!
The flowers on the one I saw were larger so I may work on them a bit but darn cute!
Now it's back to binding!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Too Soon for Halloween?

As the summer days are dwindling I find my mind and fabric taste heading towards Autumn and Halloween fabrics. I'm not a huge fan of applique quilts BUT, the other night I sat sketching (sometimes I do use that undergrad degree in fine and studio arts) and came up with an adorable Halloween quilt. Here are the fabrics I chose...
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Late for the Bandwagon

When the school year ended I had such big plans for all of the projects that I would complete this summer. There have been a few snags along the way. One of the projects I couldn't wait to start was The Farmers Wife Quilt Along. Tons of quilters all over the WWW have been part of this awesome venture.... I am late. Finally this week I started cutting a block.

On my trip to Vermont I bought tons of fat quarters of Mill House Inn from Fig Tree Quilts. I usually don't choose this kind of color scheme but felt that they went so well with the theme of Farmers Wife.
Here are a couple of the blocks I completed. The one on top is #2 Autumn Tints, the bottom is #1, Attic Window. I don't know if I can make all of these!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Movin' on Up

Back when I first started blogging about my sewing adventures, I had made a pretty big purchase. I started sewing on my mother's Husqvarna Viking. If you know this machine you know that finding a foot to free motion quilt with is not easy. Instead of continuing the hunt I treated myself to this machine:
The Janome Memory Craft 6500p

I bought this lovely machine back in February. Upgrading from a machine that was over 20 years old was exciting and this machine worked well until....some sort of bend occurred and needles starting slamming into the plate, breaking in half and flying into the air. I've started wearing protective eye gear. So I figured somethings wrong here...duh! I found a little shop to repair and of course the salesman jumped on the fact that I quilt and don't own a more sophisticated machine. He let me try out the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 with IDT (though I think this is standard on just about all their machines now). Then he slyly mentioned I could trade up. I dreamed about the Pfaff machine all Thursday night and then on Friday I.....
Came home with a new machine. The beautiful thing about this machine is it just glides as you free motion quilt. It has hundreds of embroidery stitches. The IDT feature is amazing. I have to say the shop I bought it from offers free classes with each purchase and with this machine there are 4 classes I can take that will teach the ins and outs of using The Pfaff Quilt Expression. I love it already!