Monday, December 22, 2008

New Fabric is in!

Two days in a row - so far so good! Got home last night and started watching the B Movie (Jerry Seinfeld and Rene Zelwigger) and fell asleep on the couch. I guess I was pretty tired because I don't usually let myself lie down on the couch. Proceeded to bed at around 9:00 P.M. and was up at 3:00 A.M. this morning. Just in time to get lunch into the crock pot for Sit and Sew ..... Better Than Mom's Pot Roast, which of course I tweeked! I think it's going to be a hit - with a nice salad and crusty bread!
I got on a kick last week (pre-New Year's resolutions) that I need to finish projects before I start anything new. This actually came about because, besides the Hannukah Wall Hanging which is now in the window at the store - I also had a Football Lap Quilt started that is a sample as well, along with a Hand Quilting sample from Alex Anderson's new book. In addition to that the Kim Diehl fabric "Country Haven" arrived and I wanted to start the quilt - this one is for ME! So I resolved to complete the projects (machine only) I had at home, that being the Football Lap Quilt which I worked on all day Friday and completed the top on Saturday at the store. It's a twin size quilt which I will be sending out to be quilted. As I worked on this, the fabric for the Country Haven sat on the dining room table taunting me to was excrutiating! I haven't been this excited about doing a quilt in a long, long time! Here's the picture.....

Each block is done separately in different combinations of the 27 fabrics in the line. It is amazing and I have two blocks done and two cut and ready to go....That in itself is a huge accomplishment in my house as Bosley likes to get into what ever is at eye level. The blocks are made up of 1-1/2" strips which are currently organized on the table. If he gets near it I will post pictures of the funeral!

Here are the fabrics now in the store -

Kim has three books out - Simple Seasons, Simple Traditions and another one which I can't remember the name of at the moment. Nancy and I definitely had a conflict on who was going to get to do this quilt. As always the colours don't ring true here or on the picture of the quilt - you'll just have to come into the store for a visit to see this line and by the way, the quilt pattern is a free download at under Free Projects. While you are there check out Bubblegum Basics which will be coming in sometime soon......

I am going to work on my quilt now as I have a few hours before I have to be anywhere.....I will post progress soon....

Happy quilting!


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