Finished Project

The sweater, Not L. She's far from done. From her recent photoshoot!


Another giveaway alert!!!

There is an awesome giveaway over at Jaybird Quilts from Canton Village Quilt Works! Check out the great fabric bundles they have to give away!

Quilting Videos

Check out these videos over on the Piece N Quilt blog. She is machine quilting in a spiral pattern and it looks so EASY and has gorgeous results! Makes me want a long arm SOOOO FREAKING BAD! Even if I could find someone that had one that would let me try it and quilt for a while. Seriously I would work for them for free!!!

This post brought to you by entirely too much excitement in form of caps and exclamation points.


My to-do list.....

It never ends really but I have actual deadlines I'm dealing with here.....
In order of when they need to be done...
1. finish knitting L's sweater for her pictures on Wednesday. of course there will be pics here.
2. sew a gazillion and 1 sequins onto L's Halloween costume and knit her wig. She's going as Elvis.
3. start on a king size quilt for my parents for Christmas. I don't have a pattern picked out yet but I'll get there. I want something modern but want to use more traditional colors as their bedroom is mostly navy.
4. work up a list of other Christmas gifts that need to be done and put them in order of importance.

That's all I can think of for now but I'm sure more will pop up and I'm sure I won't be able to resist some just for fun quilts in between there. After laundry tomorrow I will finally be able to bind a quilt to be finished! Pics to follow for that too!

To my few readers....

Pssst.....there's an awesome giveaway over here with Freshly Pieced! Check out her stuff! It's adorable!



Ok I love about anything grey right now but this really caught my eye....

See this and TONS of other awesomely modern quilts at  Tallgrass Prairie Studios and the Fresh Modern Quilts group on Flickr

In my craft corner today I'm working on a super secret bag for a swap partner on Ravelry. You can find the free tutorial here. Mine will be Dia De Los Muertos themed and fun! I will post pictures before  I send it off to its new home!



I am really wanting this book!

WIP issues.....

I have startitis. I don't want to work on the projects I have going. Well, mainly because I don't necessarily have everything I need to FINISH them.

For example, my Circle Around quilt (from Jaybird Quilts/Quilts and More Summer 2010) is in the final stages of assembling the top. Just need to piece a couple of rows, then sew the rows together. Been working on it lots the last couple of days. But I know I still need to get the batting, backing, and binding fabric so I'm stalling finishing it because I KNOW once I finish the top I will want to finish the whole thing in record time and quilt the crap out of it. So I stall on the top.

Then, remember in the previous post how I got fabric for the binding of a quilt that has been backed and quilted for some time? Well, I need to wash the binding fabric and cut and sew the binding. THEN IT'S DONE! But I feel too sick to go to the laundry room and wash it (to be fair, we don't have laundry in our apartment. I would have to walk outside in 103 degree heat to get to the laundry room which is probably about 115 degrees inside. Not fun when you are sick!!!)

Then, I have a quilt that I am making out of solid colored sheets for our bed that is super easy straight sewing then cutting and super easy straight sewing again. Should be perfect for sick crafting right? I just get bored too easily with it.

Then, I see wonderful projects that I want to start but lose attention span before I even get the fabric gathered. Like these:

This one can be found at Oh, Fransson!

And this one is at Red Pepper Quilts

AND THEN......well I found a free pattern for an Amy Butler bag that is TO DIE FOR!

You can get the info on how to get the pattern over at Sew, Mama, Sew!

And we won't even talk about everything I SHOULD be doing instead, like unpacking and cleaning our apartment, taking the dog for a much needed walk, and playing with L. I can't wait for this darn head cold to GO AWAY!!! Also, apparently being sick means it's okay to entirely overuse the word "THEN" inappropriately. Grammar be damned. Sniffle Sniffle Sneeze.