News Thread 1.28.11

My list of projects is continuing to grow.  It’s a good thing but time management is becoming ever so important.  I’m going to need to put up a calendar to keep me on track.  Here is a sneak peek of the items I am working on this week.

Sycamores Quilt

This is a special project for a friend that wants something to represent his alma mater.  Designing the quilt was the hardest part.  Now it’s on the borders and and keeping it masculine.  Finding blue fabric that isn’t feminine is difficult.

Just a corner

Mother’s Day Quilts

I have a block for inspiration on this quilt.  This weekend it’s a priority that I get the fabrics picked out for these blocks.  They will be traveling with me in March for an added touch!  Here are the blocks I’m thinking of adding to complete the quilt, Mother’s Dream.

Eva Curtains

I was asked to make curtains to match the Moda Eva Baby Quilt. Luckily I was able to find a large amount of the fabric requested.  Time to get those laid out, pressed, and started.


Last week I was able to spend some time getting a variety of potholders one step away from being available.  Just the topstitching needs to be completed.  I finally figured out a way to get my white background for my Etsy photos.

Moda Eva

Moda Eva is one of my favorite fabric lines.  It’s girly and offers great shades of purple, green, and pink.  Paisley, swirls, peacocks, polka dots, circles, and vines. 

I’ve made potholders and quilts from this great line. 

On the quilt I was really unsure what to do with it.  Took a few different layouts on the design wall.  The best layout is variegating the fabric from darkest to lightest.  I think it turned out pretty well.

News Thread 8.2

Wow, where has the year gone?  It’s August already. 

This whole new work schedule is great for me to sew in the mornings and get my creative energy out.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to write here.  Not too much different going on in the sewing room.  I did take some time yesterday to clean it up and get more organized. 

Here is the latest fabric that has inspired me.  I picked it during my trip to NYC. 

My design wall has a completed top on it.  Now I just need to find a great backing fabric.  The top is Moda Eva and there are still some stores that sell it.  Not sure what color I want to focus on out of green, purple, or pink.  I’m leaning towards pink and green thread during the quilting. 

Eva Quilt


Eva Quilt

A Finish Finally

Groovy Girl's Quilt

Well I had this quilt completed yesterday, but had to take photos today.  I have been trying to stash bust and this is the start of some 24 projects that I found.  OH Man am I going to be busy.  More great things to share. 

I’m working on a Quilts for Kids completion to get mailed out on Saturday.  The top has taken no time, just need to get it finished then basted.

Also on tap is a baby quilt for a friend Ashley.  I’m afraid Lily might be here before I get it completed, that is my fault though. 

On the desing wall is a Moda Eva quilt.  I need to go searching for green, pink and purple veragated thread.