Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Let's see...

it's been a busy day. I have lots to cover today. So let's start with another great giveaway.

Not only would it be fantastic to win, but I really enjoyed the giveaway comment question that Rachel of p.s. i quilt asked. Both thinking about my answer (it was hard to decide on my absolute favorite), and reading everyone's answers. Some of the answers have me thinking about future projects. So, Rachel thanks for the opportunity to win, and the inspiration!

Speaking of projects....I've been working on quilt 2. I'm totally impressed with the results so far. I was unsure how working without a pattern would work out. The idea in my head is playing really well in blocks. The borders may be a different story, but we shall see. I did get some ideas last night.

Took a Bindings, Backings, and Borders class last night at the Old Craft Store. It was really a great class. Fantastic teaching as always, and a ton of useful tips and techniques. I can't wait to put the info to use.

Monday, July 27, 2009


One of the most beautiful things are white linens. Bright, crisp, clean white bed linens are welcoming and soothing. They are versatile and timeless.

Redecorate the room, but leave the linens. Makes life easier, at least for me. So here are two inspiration rooms I'm contemplating.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Perfect Projects and Great Giveaways

There are two great projects out there this week. And I'm listing them in chronological order, because there is no other way in which to decide which one should be discussed first.

I love pincushions. Everytime I see a project for a fruity pincushion, I just have to make it. So I've currently got quite the fruit bowl going on my sewing table. My fruit bowl is starting to overflow though. So I was excited to see another pincushion design and tutorial. One that is just too cute to pass up.

Check out Jaybird Quilts for the Giant Pincushions and her great giveaway of one of each of her adorable designs in fantastic fabrics. Thanks for the great idea and giveaway!! Hope I win, but also can't wait to make one too.

The next project is just too cute to pass up. And fits perfectly in line with my trying to find many ways to go green this year. What better way to go green than to do away with paper gift bags and wrapping paper?

Kim at Bitty Bits and Pieces is a genius. Check out the Charmed Gift Bag project tutorial. And she is a generous genius also, as she is holding a giveaway of a gift bag goodies included. I would absolutely love to win.

And the project and tutorial come at a perfect time. If I start now with all the adorable Christmas fabrics that have come out, I'll be ready to have a super green Christmas with no paper wrappings necessary!! This is just a fantastic project.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My First Quilt

I have always loved everything arts and crafts. I could bore you with a list of my endeavors and loves in the world of crafting, but I won't. Let's just say if it's crafty I have done it. Everything that is but quilting. Which upon thinking about it was odd, I have always loved quilts. It was time I learned to quilt.

I found a fantastic local quilt store. The Old Craft Store in Carrollton, Texas. I fell in love with this store on my first visit. I enrolled in my first class within minutes of entering the store. My First Quilt seemed the perfect class for me, running once a week for four weeks with a finished quilt top by the end of the month.

My First Completed Quilt Top

The instructor for My First Quilt was amazing. She is extremely knowledgable, funny, and an excellent instructor. I feel extremely luck to have participated in her class. And I've signed up for two more classes with her.

By week two of class, I had already bought fabric for my second quilting project. I am offically obsessed.

Here's the beginings of quilt 2!