Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another Swap!!

The blocks from my teammates in the Scrappy Christmas Hedgerow Block swap are starting to arrive and they are just GORGEOUS! I have to post photos because they are so wonderful. I love them! Fingers crossed they are having the same reaction to the blocks I sent out.

And while I'm on a roll, I signed up for Fancy Peacock's Christmas Gift Tutorial Swap!

Check it out and sign up too!

There are a lot of crafty ideas I've seen perusing my (VERY long) list of favorite quilty blogs, but I think I'm going to do this Cottage Chic apron tutorial from Grosgrain Fabulous. I've been itching to sew an apron for a long time now and this is the perfect jump start!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Love by Amy Butler


Just when I vow to get control over my fabric addiction, I find out from True Up that this is coming soon!

I, well, just LOVE Amy Butler's new line! Check it out and tell me what you think.

- k

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

1930s Reproduction Stash

I love looking at this fabric! There are so many possibilities for it, I just can't decide where to start.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Cathedral quilt in the making

Now that I'm done my Scrappy Christmas Hedgerow blocks, I can get back to work on this.


Scrappy Hedgerow Christmas Quilt

I had so much fun making my blocks for the Scrappy Hedgerow Christmas Block Swap, that I made a few (ahem) extra for me to make a second quilt.

This week, I took advantage of having an extra day off and finished the candy cane blocks. Then, as you know, one thing lead to another and I started - and finished - sashing the blocks too.

This is one of my favourite blocks:

It brings back memories of playing with Barbies and colouring in "Gibson Girls" colouring books on family trips to Florida. I so love this quilt top and can't wait to get on with the next steps! Now the *only* thing I need to do is the backing, quilting and binding.

I certainly don't want to hurry winter along, but I am going to enjoy cuddling under this quilt come Christmas time.

- k