Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Local quilt fair = fabulous finds!!!

Well...last weekend was our local quilt fair/festival. This was the 2nd year I've gone. I did not enter a quilt as I did not finish in time...will make a plan for something to be complete for next year!

I do love quilt fairs though...lots of ideas floating around all over and vendors!!!! all in one place!

I found these lovely books....

I must say I love all of them. The book "A Boy's Story" is a fabulous book from out of Australia. It has the cutest designs for stitchers (which I'm very new to)...fun cartoons. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in making a great boy's quilt.

Collaborative quilting....WOW...what a find...it was in the used book section...I love everything about this book...so inspiring and such bright fun colors!!!

And Buggy Barn...they were the featured quilters. Pam and Janet were great!

I love their stuff and seeing them demo how their quilt patterns work makes me want to make one even more! The patterns don't seem very difficult, at all! My favorite pattern: Scaredy Cats.
Can't wait to make one!

Nutella on toast...have you ever had this?!! Mmmm.....it's dangerous stuff...I want more! Time for some dinner...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

X's and O's...

I've been working on a quilt for my niece for a while now...simple really but the fun part was making my own fabric for it. Finally getting it to the quilting stage..yeah! I'm calling it X's and O's. Took me a long time to think about how I wanted to quilt it. A few of the fabric blocks I made have x's and O's on them...so far quilting the x's is easy!! :)

Now for the O's...

I think I could have used more safety pins! Next time...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Making napkins!

Napkins!! Another finished project...feels good to get things done.

Last week I had surgery on my hand so I have not been doing any cutting/sewing. It was nice to do something tonight and actually finish! :) These bright colors just make me cheery!

Mitered cornered edges made so easy! Thanks again to my favorite teacher, Eddie! :)