Thursday, February 28, 2013

Busy Day.....

Had a very busy and productive day today.....sold that last KONA Fat Quarter Bundle that I was coveting to make a monochromatic quilt.  Okay, yes I know, the last thing I need is another project, so I was just a little happy to see it go....

Once I finished all the accounting for the government (I swear, that's who I really work for), I finished pricing all the new stuff that came yesterday.....

Wanna see.....okay, twist my arm!

 6 Pack Fat Quarters - Blues, Greens, Pinks and Black & Whites - $19.95
 50 piece Charm Packs - Michael Miller Fairy Frost - $24.95
 Dots by Robert Kaufman - 12 pack Fat Quarters - $39.95
Tonga Treats - 40 pieces 10" squares - $49.95

Aren't they YUMMY!!!!  All number of possibilities here!  My mind is working overtime.  Of course with all the projects on the go, I will have to let you all get a hold of them first before I can get my hands on them!

I guess I really can't make all the quilts in the world!!!

Happy quilting!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Been a while......

I'm not sure where February went!?!  Did any of you see it whiz by?  I know that it's been a pretty busy month schedule wise for me so I get where the days (and nights) went, but I feel like I missed something....  I know it's also a short month which partially explains the speed at which it went by, but I still feel like I missed something....

Many of you had the good fortune to escape the "winter blahs" this month and I hope you all had a great time, wherever you chose to travel.  March will be here in a couple of days and I've got loads planned for the month...stay tuned for the news!

I thought I would share a little project I'm working on for one of my customers.  I am sharing this project with you because this little project is causing me a lot of grief!  

I have, in my short career as a quilter (about 13 years), become a "purist", especially after my struggle with this little baby quilt.  My customer decided to back it with a bed sheet.  She asked me to just quilt each square about 1/4" in from the seams.  Ordinarily this would not be difficult, however, with the bed sheet as backing it is constantly shifting.  I have pinned it 4 times so far after having to take out a number of my quilt seams.

 Baby Quilt
Back of baby quilt - pinned

You can see by the above photo, that even though it is pinned, if I continue to quilt it, I will have a number of tucks.  Alas, it has to be pinned yet again.  I'm not 100% sure why this is happening, only that the sheet seems extremely slippery and as I quilt it, it moves around.  Hopefully only a few more "pinnings" and I will be done. It's definitely taking a lot longer than I anticipated.

I can't wait to get back to my other quilting projects!  Finishing all of my 9 patch exchange blocks (yes, I am a bit behind), quilting my Amish Shadow, working on my Urban Nine Patch and starting (yes, I said starting) one of my scrap projects.....

Of course there's all the other "store stuff"  I have to do too, so taking it one day at a time.  Splitting my days between quilting and book work.  Getting the new website ready to launch - so busy at night too!  Gotta get back to it!

Happy quilting!