It hasn’t quite been a month since I moved into my new apartment but I just made my bathroom curtains today!! I love them! The fabric is Cross Stitch Rose in White from the Hope Chest collection by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. The line came out Summer 2012 and I only had the smallest swatch left in my fabric stash - I drove all over Portland & couldn’t find it anywhere. I hopped online & discovered this amazing Etsy shop. There was only a yard listed but I messaged the shop owner & was able to get the cut that I needed!! I had the best experience with my order so if you’re doing some online shopping, please please please (!!!!) check out Skye Reve Fabrics.
Happy Sewing to all of you!
julia-turbo said: We’re doing sparkle punch for our first guild quilt along. Tell me how you like it!
I LOVE it!! It’s not technically challenging but arranging your blocks is a challenge! I tossed several blocks (no worries, they’ll make it into a table runner I’m sure) just because it was evident that they really did not belong. Elizabeth Hartman’s patterns always make me consider my fabric choices whereas other designers’ patterns I feel like ‘anything goes!’ It has been a lot of fun & I’m really excited about this quilt. I am making it for my niece (due in May) so it is significantly smaller than Elizabeth’s - but I also think it was easy to manipulate the size. And I’m considering making a full size one for my own bed. There’s enough going on that I’m not sick of the block construction yet!!
Does your guild have a flickr pool going? I’d love to follow your progress!!
My friend Katie came over to my new apartment/sewing studio(!!) tonight and used a sewing machine for the very FIRST time!! I taught her how to make a log cabin block (picture frame - courthouse steps variation) AND SHE NAILED IT!! I love her fabric choices, and her piecing is perfect!! I’m so proud of her quilt block & I hope she comes over every Tuesday night to quilt with me!!
On my lunch break! I just learned English Paler Piecing last night at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting!! Ah! I might have a new addiction!
“What’s that?!”, you ask!! MY VERY OWN DESIGN WALL! Have all of my dreams come true?! Yep! Just about!
Thank you all for your sweet messages - I’m sorry I’ve been MIA! I have had a wonderful month so far! I moved into my own apartment and I am still getting settled - but the best part? I get to decide how it’s lived in. My living room is 75% sewing studio and 25% “living room”. I’ve got my grandmother’s lovely chair (shown) and a turquoise couch (HA!! Because I can have whatever I want!!) and the rest is devoted to everything I need for quilting!
Up on the design wall is a baby quilt in progress that I’m making for my favorite niece due in May!! I’m using Elizabeth Hartman’s Sparkle Punch pattern found here. I love it more than you know!
I love you all and I will be much better about posting now that I’ve got an Internet connection & a sewing studio! Happy Quilting!!
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