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Monday, April 21, 2014

A Mystery

Have you ever signed up to do a mystery quilt? They make me a little nervous. I'll be attending Patchwork in the Peaks again this weekend in the beautiful French Alps and  I'm super excited for everything EXCEPT the doggone mystery quilt! I have been stressed about picking fabric not knowing how it would come together. I even roped Cindy (Fluffy Sheep Quilting) into my nonsense and she patiently and humorously attempted to help me. After sending retreat hostess Ms. E (the "E" is for evil) a million emails begging for hints (she said "no" lol,) I came up with a palette using some stash fabrics that have been lying around awhile.

My focus fabric is It's a Hoot by MoMo and I've finally found a use for 2 of the grey prints from Good Fortune by Kate Spain. I didn't realize they matched, heh heh. My sashing is Kona snow and the rest of the choices were random so I hope this sucker turns out pretty.
Finished up the prep work and now have this pretty pile all ready to bag up
off to pack!

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Hello there! I had a little disaster on Thursday and my cell phone was taken from a shop's fitting room! There were more than 400 pictures in there ~ darnit! I'm still learning about iCloud and how it works so I was pleasantly surprised to find some of the pictures from my phone in there, but definitely not all of them. I'm so bummed!!  Scrounging for pics, I found a few Doll Quilters Monthly Swap & Bee photos that I haven't shared. I try to wait for my partner to receive before posting pics, but I almost always forget after a few days.
January  "Try Something New" from Vickie 

February "Love" from Nedra

"Love" from me to Nedra plus a Polish Pottery thimble

March "Think Green" Sprouts from me to Leonie

Stash Bee Feb "Stars" for Em
Off to enjoy this beautiful weather!
Stash Bee March "Improv" for Michelle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Early Results!

For my April ALYoF (A Lovely Year of Finishes) goal, I chose the family room pillows. Check me out - it's April 1 and I completed the 2nd pillow today! I'm not yet sure if I'll consider myself finished or if the couch is begging for one more pillow. For full effect, here's the couch with its sad & flat pillows. These suckers spend a lot of time on the floor, being hurled by one sibling to/at another and as doll props.
 I was inspired by the improv projects in Quilting Modern by Jaquie Gering.

Pillow #1 - isn't that snappy?

Pillow #2 - Log cabin
Not sure how long before these beauties will be on the floor, beaten up and dirty, but I'll enjoy the view until then.

20" envelope style pillow covers
Fabric : RK Slate Rock FQ bundle
quilted in Aurifil #2615

linking up
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