Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Precious QAL"

I left my beloved KC Scrappy Bee for this upcoming year.  Trying to divest myself of obligations so I can focus on getting some gaols of mine taken care of.  It has been fun and informative the past two years being in this Bee.  I am only going to do things that are at my own pace as other things have stolen my sewing time.  In this light I have joined the "My Precious QAL" on Flickr.  This QAL was desinged for us fabric hoarders to use some of those "Precious" fabrics that we have hoarded and only look at an touch occasionally.  Oh yes, I have several of those!
This is my little stash of Anna Maria Horner Bohemian.  Nope, not using this....yet.

These are the rest of precious stash of out of print (OOP) fabrics and yes, mostly Tula Pink goodies.  I have worked hard stalking the internet to collect this fabulous grouping!
The Moda Lush is absolutely impossible to find except for a few pieces so I have really just looked at this on the shelf for some time.  I am finally motivated and I am going to cut it up to make a quilt and pillow.  Hope I don't cry!!!

We quilters are funny beings about our fabric.  We all have favorites and I think we all share angst when it comes to cutting those favorite fabrics up and putting them in a project.  Even though that was the reason that we bought the stuff!

What are your favorites??  What have you made with them??  If you are still looking at and petting those fabrics come join the "My Precious QAL" on Flickr and lets cut them up!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday.  I'm spending time with family today, eating wonderful traditional foods, and if I am truly blessed I will get a little quality time with my "Nina"!


Friday, April 6, 2012

Up Early

I am and have always been an early riser.  This morning a bit earlier than usual.  Five phone calls between 9 pm and 1am so on the last one I just couldn't get back to sleep.  So up I am, showered and ready to start and finish this Friday.  Oh, thank goodness it is Friday.  My job is overwhelming these days with another assistant come and gone in a matter of 6 weeks.  I am on the hunt for help again!  My New Years promise to myself of finding balance and working less this year has not come to fruition...yet!  It is still my goal.

On to better things...Doll Quilt Swap 12 is about to draw to an end.  I made this for my secret partner
It is a paper pieced log cabin block, actually 30 blocks and the quilt finished at 17 inches by 21.

 I am very happy with this little quilt and if my partner does not like it I hope she sends it back to me!  I sewed sparkly little beads in the center of each purple "flower" and sewed tiny buttons at the junction of each block.  I used a SID quilting pattern so as not to obstruct the look of the quilt.  I love it!

I put a fabulous Kaffe print on the back.  Need a label and then mailing and my deadline is Tuesday.

Now for the little quilt I received...   Isn't it wonderful?  Also a paper pieced project and I love it.  Jan made this for me!  Love the colors and the unusal design.....It is fabulous.