Monday, July 21, 2008


I finished the quilting on my quilt-a-long quilt that I started this winter. I love it! It's about 45x60 and is perfect for curling up with on the couch. Thank you Amanda for all the tutorials!

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Holy Jackpot, Batman!

I decided to stop by a thrift shop on my way home from work, and despite the bad part of town, it was totally worth it...the sheets were plentiful and everything with a blue tag was 1/2 off. I had never been there before, but I will definitely be going back. I can't imagine that I can use all of this fabric, so I may try to sell some of it. If anyone out there is interested, I would definitely swap some of it for some Amy Butler or Robert Kaufmann fabric...stuff I can't seem to find here in OK.

Here they favorite is the second one from the left on the bottom row.

And when I opened it up, there were birds!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Finally Done...almost!

I started working on this quilt-a-long this winter, and I finally finished the top this weekend! I have it basted and ready to quilt...can't wait! I didn't realize when I bought the fabric how 70's-ish the patterns were, but I really like how they all came together. I bought bright blue thread to use for the quilting on the brown sashing and think I will use regular white thread for the rest of it. Still thinking though...

A Gift for Parrish's Sweet Grandma...

Parrish's sweet grandmother, Shurlee, always snags quilting and sewing books for me from the thrift shop she volunteers at each week. She told me that she really liked pink, and I took the hint...

I found the pattern at Joann's - I haven't given it to her yet, but I hope she likes it!

My First Quilt...

Since I got a sewing machine for Christmas, I thought it would be great to make a quilt for my mom's birthday (January 13th) Ha! Needless to say it ended up being a combo birthday / mother's day gift. It was far from perfect, but I loved doing it and I'm pretty sure she loved getting it. I'm now addicted...and I really can't believe I started a blog for this! I'm telling myself it's not nerdy, but creative...and being creative is very cool, right?