Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to School

Yesterday was the first day of school and just look what I got done! It is amazing what you can get done when you don't have any children, "Momma, Momma, Momma-ing," you. I started out with an idea and some solids and this is what I came up with. It is freakin cute! Today I'm piecing the back and getting it pin basted so I can quilt some feathers on it. What's not to love about the first day of school? Happy quilting!

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School

Yipee! Today is the first day of school! My beautiful babies, scrubbed and shiny as new pennies, headed out the door and I gotta tell ya, I was glad to see the back of them. So what did I do to celebrate? Why sewed my brains out in between loads of laundry. I have to make a doll quilt for the doll quilt 7 swap. I have a whole bunch of solids and an idea in my head. (My inspiration is a Gwen Marston quilt.) That being said, my swap partner is not the lover of bright in your face color that I am, so I'm having to choose my colors a little differently. Normally, I like brights, mediums and darks with a few lights thrown in for movement. However, for this project I'm using lights and mediums with a few darks and brights thrown in. Funnily enough it doesn't feel as odd as I thought it would. And here is my first set of blocks. I have a few more sets to go. Happy sewing!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I can't believe a haven't had time to post in so long but school starts here on Monday (THANK GOD!) and between wringing the last bit of summer out that we can and getting everything ready to go back to school, there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day. However, on Monday my mailman brought me a happy surprise. I am participating in the Doll Quilt 7 Swap and my swap partner sent me this delightful little quilt. It is cute, cute, cute! Thank you so muchJodi. It is already hanging on a wall in my house. I also managed to put together these two blocks forVictoria for her Pixiedust quilt. (See her blog for details.) V , they are going out in the mail today. Happy sewing. Me? I can't wait til Monday!