Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alive Alive Alive: Quilting Priorities

My husband enjoys taking long bicycle rides in the mornings before he heads to school and on Saturdays.  Sometimes he takes a bit longer than expected, but he always texts or calls me "Alive! Alive! Alive!" when he arrives home safely.

So quilters, I'm alive! alive! alive! and have arrived in my new home safely.  There's still a lot of unpacking to do, but I made sure I had my priorities straight:

Design Wall is wrinkled, but up!
I can't begin to describe how wonderful it is to have something "pretty" on the walls while we unpack.  It gives me a sense of accomplishment and a huge boost of motivation to unpack.  I need to make room for the sewing machine!
Hope you all are doing well and are "alive!"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Finished: April Showers Plus Quilt

Yes!  It's finished!

It features fabric from Bonnie & Camille's April Showers line and several low volume prints (including my coveted chicken wire fabric).  The circular quilting compliments (at least I think so!) all of the right angles in the quilt.

Backing is a crossword print I found on clearance!  Yay for cute backings that are awesome!

I was tempted to wait for yardage so that I could get the navy bias stripe for the binding, but the solid navy stole my heart.  Love how it gives an edge to the quilt.

Quilt measures roughly 52" x 60".  Quilting done by my LQS, Cutting Edge Quilts and the quilting design is called "Champagne Bubbles"

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Best, Kate

PS.  Anyone else use PicMonkey?  I love it, but it no longer supports my browser... and I didn't feel like upgrading tonight... please don't steal my pictures :)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Nearly wordless Wednesday brought to you by moving boxes!
And wonderful packages from Kelsey at Everyday Fray.  Go check her and Amanda out!  They're fabulous ladies who are so very sweet and supportive.
Kelsey knows my favorite color is blue and that cute zippered pouch is perfect!  Plus she sent some fabric to "round out" my blue-heavy stash.
A quick baby shower gift - gauzey swaddle blanket perfect for desert summers.  Material can be found here.
Scrappy triangle remnants from the on-going scrappy x blocks.
Check back on Friday, when I share my April Showers finished project!