Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dream On Giveaway

Moda had come out with a new line, Dream On, which revives vintage sheet designs. Jennifer, at the Vintage Sheet Blog is having a giveaway, where you (or I!) could win this

or this

or this!!!

Head on over for you chance! (But don't get your heart set on the FQ bundle - it's mine! Mwha-ha-ha-ha-ha!)

Brown Bag Quilt Contest

Just came across this and had to join. After moving into my new quilting studio, (it sounds so fancy, so official, calling it a studio, like I might actuallly work there!), I've decided to haul out all my fabric from the cupboards and put it on shelving. Hasn't happened yet, but soon, soon. I'm sure I'll find quite a few what was I thinkings when I go through my stash. Perfect for this contest! And I really appreciate a good long lead time - nothing due 'til March, which makes for a perfect Jan/Feb project!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Current WIP

When I first saw this quilt, I knew I had to make it out of vintage sheets. All of the largest squares and most of the mediums were fussy cut. Could never have done it without taking part in the Vintage Sheet Swap, (which is now in round 4 - I was going to skip this round, but I need to replenish my stash!) This is where I'm at right now. The original has 3 panels, but only works up to about 60x102, which would be great for a twin xl bed, but not my king. So, after seeking Katie's advice (yeah, make it bigger) I've got two more panels in the works. I hope to have it pieced by the end of the week. Not looking forward to quilting it, though. The quilting will be very, very simple, as in straight lines. With all the color going on in it, I don't think it will matter much. If I get super ambitious, maybe I can have it quilted, as were looking at about 10 hours of drive time over Labor Day weekend. (Hand sewing binding is one of my favorite driving activies - well, not driving, passengering activies. Closely followed by hexies!)

Catching up on bees!

I was going to join some swaps/bees over the summer. I'm so glad I resisted, because it was enough to fulfill the few committments that I had. But now, I think I'm ready to jump into a few more. These are for Bee Vintage and Sewfun2.

For Jilly, a Grandmother's Fan done in vintage linens.

For Jennifer, some hexies, again in VSs.

And for Heather in sewfun2, just some basic 9 patches. But she has big plans for them. (Crummy photo, great fabric!)

Finally getting back to photos and blogging

The summer has been buzy, to say the least. But, with everyone settling in and school about to start, I can see a routine starting (yay!)

This is from early summer at the bay.

Backyard visitors!

So this is where all the bird seed is going!