Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fabric Spree

Last Friday, Little Jimmy and I ventured into Lancaster.  We went to several fabric shops and landed at Burkholdersin Denver, PA.  I was sold when I heard everything was 25% off!  We picked out some 30 yards of fabric.  They have a wonderful selection of children fabric and I found the most adorable rocket fabric.  The line is called Launch by Lesley Grainger for Robert Kaufman.  I also found adorable lion fabric in the Roar! collection by Marie Perkins for Robert Kaufman.  I bought corresponding solids to match both of these finds!  Also, I picked up some more fabric from the Modern Workshop line by Oliver + S for Moda.  Lastly, we picked out some frogs, black birds, and some mixer fabric.  It was a successful trip and now I have plenty of fabric for all of the upcoming baby boy quilts.

Over the past weeks, I continued to plug away at the pickle dish quilt.  I cut into the yellow background fabric and used up 4 yards.  Additionally, I finished off two table runners.  Once I get through this pickle dish, I will dive into the fabric from my recent fabric spree.

Here is a breakdown of my growing stash!

Linking up with Judy of Patchwork Times.

My QuiltCon Block is Featured

My QuiltCon Block is featured today on the Modern Quilt Guild Website.  It was placed in the category of Wonky Stripes!  Everyday there has been a different category and each day I am amazing at the guild’s creativity and talent.

Here is a close up picture of my block.  Check out my QuiltCon Block Challenge post for more details.




String Quilt Table Runner

Yesterday, I shared my four-patch table runner.  Today, I am sharing yet another table runner — a batik string quilt.  I used 5″ Kona scrap squares as the foundation.  I lined up the center and completed the string quilt working outward from the center.  I used varying widths averaging around 1.25″. Once 12 squares were complete, I lined them up and sewed them together into a table runner.  On Saturday night, the Philly Modern Quilt Guild had a sewing night.  I was able to spend this night quilting and binding the runner.  Since there was foundation and there wasn’t a need for warmth for a table runner, I opted to skip out on batting.  I even used another new quilt design by Angela Walter’s new book — Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters: Choose & Use Quilting Designs for Modern Quilts.  (If you missed my recent review of her book, check it out here).  Since reading her book, I have been addicted to quilting these fun designs!  I loved the colors, design, quilting.  Overall, it was a successful projects and a repeat may be up next!

Here are my link ups this week:

Pinterest Quilts

It was almost two years ago when I joined Pinterest.  I remember distinctly at a a Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting, Liz Hawkins of LizzieB Creative! mentioned Pinterest and she sent me an invite.  Since that day, I have been hooked with checking out all of the crafty ideas and DIY projects.  When it was still in the beginning stages, I didn’t quite understand that you could pin (or re-pin) links to blogs that provide lots of inspiration.  Thus, I created my own board with my completed quilts.  46 pins later, it is still growing!  Until I finally get a page on my current website with a photo gallery, this board is truly a quick look at all of my quilts.

The most intriguing part of Pinterest is observing the traffic to my blog.  It is amazing that as of today, 117 people have re-pinned my four-patch table runner!  It was my most basic quilt, but lots of Pinners have found it worthy of re-pinning.

To kick off September – the national sewing month, here is another four-patch table runner from the Little Charmers II pattern of Anka’s Treasures.  To continue expanding upon my free-motion quilting, little flowers were incorporated into the quilting.  Let’s see if the Pinterest Community will like this one too!  In the meantime, check out my Pinterest board of completed quilts.