Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My new project

When I received this issue of McCall's quilting Magazine in the mail & saw this quilt on the cover designed by Lissa Alexander, I was in love. I knew I just had to make this quilt for our bed. The colors are so romantic, & would go in out bedroom perfectly.

Isn't is so beautiful? The photo doesn't show the soft pinks & blues very well, I am not much of a photographer, but I am sure you get the idea. Dont' worry, I'll be posting photos of my quilt when I get it finished. Or should I say, I will have Gregg take a photo for me to do it justice. Just need to finish up a few swap projects I signed up for, then I can start my beauty.

Now I told myself I could probably find similar fabrics in my stash & not have to buy any. Well when my Hubby & I took a trip down to see my Mother, He took me into this wonderful quilt shop in Clovis CA, called Quilter's Paradise. I have shopped online from them, but have never made it to their store. Well, I must say it truly was Paradise. Wonderful staff, walls of fabric, lots of patterns. I was in heaven.
My darling husband snapped this photo as we were leaving, bad hair day I know because it was SO HOT that day! Only thing a girl could do was to put a head band on.

Look what I found while in the store! Yep, its the fabrics used in the Enduring Elegance quilt, all in one wonderful tower. Well, it came home with me & I have everything ready to start my new project. I know what you are thinking, what happened to using your stash? Well, I will pull extra fabrics from my stash because I'm going to make it a little bigger to fit our bed. There, saved. hehehe
I found more treasures on that day, but will save those to share with you on another day.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Signature block swap

Happy August all!

I'm working on my blocks for the signature block swap. I just love Jo Morton fabrics. This is going to be such a pretty quilt & special when I receive blocks from all over the country. I'm so excited.

I don't have much to tell you today, I will be spending the day sewing the last bit on a border for the Round Robin I am a part of from the Quilt & Needle forum. It is very fun indeed to be part of a Round Robin.