Friday, February 24, 2012

Quilt in a Day

Before Thanksgiving last year, I received an email from Linda at Quilt in a Day.  She asked if I would like to review a book from Eleanor Burns.  I knew that I wouldn't have alot of time with the holidays coming up but I told her that I would love to do so.

I was even able to pick which book I wanted to review.  I have already made or bought several of Eleanor's more recent patterns so I choose Egg Money Quilts.  Linda was kind enough to send me not only the book but a ruler from the book that I didn't already have.  I love this company!

Before Christmas came, I was able to make a couple of the blocks.  Eleanor's books come with A LOT of information on how to make her quilts.  

What is also wonderful is that if you still don't understand the instructions from the book, you can find each block from each book online in Eleanor's Media Theater!  Talk about awesome!!!
Time to sew!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you have a lovely day with those you love!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012


I've been busy!

I LOVE FABRIC!  Oh yes!  I thoroughly enjoy visiting fabric stores and petting all the fabric but....because of that love, my fabric stash at home was getting a little bit (okay...alot) out of hand.  When I saw fabric in a store that caught my eye, I usually would buy a bit to take home for those "future projects".

My cupboards were getting a bit reckless!  I usually stacked like fabrics together or fabrics from the same line all together and tied them up with a cloth ribbon.  It worked fine until I would pull something out to use and then somehow it never got put back nicely in the same spot.  This is how messy it was becoming when I finally decided to do something about it.

I now can't remember where I first saw this idea of how to wrap your fabric.  But you can google "comic board fabric wrap", then click on "images" to see other pics of the same idea.  It's very easy and a very efficient way of storing your fabric.  I can now see ALL the fabric I have instead of pretending to know what is in that cupboard!

I bought my comic book backing boards off of  The size I bought were 7 1/2" x 10 1/2".  I ran out of boards and had to order some more and found that size was harder to come by the second time around.  I ended up not buying the same brand but it really did not make a difference.  To wrap the fabric, I just folded it in half length-wise and then placed the board on one end of the fabric and wrapped it up.  To secure the fabric, I used old straight pins.  

Here is a picture right after I finished wrapping most of the fabric.  I still could not bring myself to switch from fabric lines to just colors.  I left it like this for a few days and just looked at how pretty it was.

Finally I gave myself permission to sort the fabric into colorways.  Doesn't it look better?  I do miss not knowing exactly which fabric went together with a certain designer.  But I know that this way of sorting will make pulling fabric to use in my future quilts so much easier!  Isn't it beautiful?!  It makes me want to sew!

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Almost forgot to show!

Here is Janessa's take on our "watermelon" blocks.  She made her blocks into a Ladybug quilt!  I think it turned out darling and can hardly wait to see it quilted.