Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pure Elements!!!

So, I've been eyeing up the collection of Pure Elements by Art Gallery that we carry in our local quilt shop for a while.  I finally found something that drove me to purchase!  I bought a new book called Playful Petals by Corey Yoder, which is all about orange peal quilts and learning to applique with fusible web.  I've been doing more work with applique and fusible web so I thought 'Why haven't I done one yet?'  Answer--Inspiration.  I needed it, and this little book is perfect!  Bright and cheerful patterns used in all of her examples, and the last quilt was the straw that broke the camels back.  Entirely of solids, but such a nice color pallet it sold me.  Here's my quick pic of the pattern.


It's my goal for 2014, to have this quilt done.  A little here, a little there and hopefully I'll get there.  After the post last week at Freshly Pieced about fabric on sale, I did buy some Voile for a Tova top, which is also in the works.  Well, of course once you start buying it get's easier to look for more.  I found a seller on Etsy, Tactile Fabrics, that had some Pure Elements for super cheap.  So of course I bought them.  They arrived today!  One step closer to having no excuse for not starting on it!  Happy WIP Wednesday!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Holy Crap it's March!

So this is my first post for 2014 and it's already mid-March!  Yikes!  Only excuse is that I've been busy and it's been too dang cold to care about much but keeping warm.  Brief share today is a lovely quilt I was asked to make--a New York Ranger's Quilt.



The name and the shield are all appliqued on Kona solids, with the back has a cute animal print.  Now that I've finished this project I'll be working on some sampler blocks and hopefully finishing a quilt I started last April!  

Linking up with Freshly Pieced today! 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

So long 2013!

The holiday celebrations are over now and it's time to look back on 2013.  Was I productive?  It didn't feel like it, but the pictures say otherwise.  2013 was a year of endings and new beginnings.  I left one job and found another great one.  Co-workers have left and new one's have joined.  I finished paying off my car and began paying off more on student loans.  Where one thing finished, another one started. And that's the way it's suppose to be, right?  Finish one quilt, start on your next!  Here's a recap of my finished projects for 2013!