Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Busy, busy . . .

Last weekend I was able to make a small bit of headway with some of my projects and it feels sooooooooooo good!


First off though – there was the Friday mail which just happened to be the wonderful Martinique collection by 3 Sisters – gorgeous colors.  Another little stack of fat quarters to add to the ever growing collection that is just begging to be cut into.


I finished the last bit of sewing on the first block in the Home Sweet Home (self-imposed BOM) by Blackbird Designs – these blocks are huge.


Finally decided to use this little block for an exchange that is going on . . .  love those pumpkins - final reveal in May!


Also finally made a decision as to what fabric I was going to use for the Autumn Houses BOM (also self-imposed).  It seemed so obvious once I had made the decision.


I now have four blocks already planned out and various pieces traced and cut – I love the Bunny Hill patterns!  Also have all the Snowbound blocks from Bunny Hill at the final embroidery stage so I’m feeling pretty good about that also.

I was also able to get two PhD (see side bar) quilts spray basted and I’m ready to start quilting them.  All in all it’s been a very productive weekend and few days around this house.  Things will all come to an end this weekend – heading to the big City again for four days of convention, so other taking along some handwork or sketching materials for the evening, there won’t be much productive stuff happening.

Newsflash! - I just discovered the “Cutting Corners College” over at Riley Blake Designs and wanted to let everyone know about this fabric company – it’s new to me . . . may have been around for quite some time and I’m just now discovering it!

If you click on the Riley Blake logo at the top of the page will take you to their home page where you will also find a tab called notions that has a link to some of their free quilt patterns – also worth a look.

Also check out their fabric lines – there are some really nice collections in there that I’ll have to watch for.

Enjoy your day,


Sew Create It - Jane said...

You've got some lovely projects on the go!

What Comes Next? said...

You have been busy! I was admiring Martinique just the other day, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to break my "from my stash" promise just a little bit and get some - love it! Your Home Sweet Home block is fabulous, and the Autumn Houses BOM is also going to be great. Good luck getting your PhDs finished off, and I hope you find some time this weekend to do a little stitching or sketching, cheers!

What Comes Next? said...

oh, and Thank You for the Riley Blake link. I've started seeing the name but had not been to their site before. I've bookmarked it now!

Myra said...

As per usual you are keeping busy... Good for you M! 8-)

Lovely fabrics, and wonderful looking blocks/projects!!

Thanks for the link to Riley Blake!

Enjoy your free time while at the convention! What days will you be in?

Karen said...

Home Sweet Home. You did a wonderful job of fabric selection and stitching. I forget how many blocks there are for the quilt. I know you have a ways to go.

Mimi said...

I love your fabric choices for your house block. If you are interested, I have the center of my house quilt finished and just posted it the other day on my blog. I need to get the borders done so that I can start quilting this quilt. Love it. Enjoy making your houses.