Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sunny Day Progress

Progress: the process of improving or developing something over a period of time. Pretty fitting description for anything quilting related, huh?

This project, using a kit found at a quilt show with Avalon fabrics, has been placed on the back burner several times since I started it, but I'm happy to report that the top is finished! Progress has been made!

It's now basted and partially quilted. I'm not real happy with how the quilting is going, though, so I've started unpicking what has already been quilted, which sucks a big, fat one. I was going to do an allover floral design with some swirly loops between the flowers, but the flowers look more like a child's scribbles than a flower and that was ticking me off, so I stopped quilting and started unpicking. I think I'll go with this pattern: Crybaby Meander; it looks easy enough and it is something that I haven't tried before.

I just really want to get this done, so I can snuggle on the couch with it, even though it's going to be like, a hundred degrees here shortly... :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

In From the Cold!!

I might have mentioned this before, but I love Kate Spain and all of her lines of fabric! Last year, I fell in love with her In From the Cold line because it was just the right mix of green and red holiday, without being too holiday-ish.

I've been kicking myself for not getting any fabric from that line when it came out last year, and have been trolling around looking for it.

I was so excited when I found this bundle, I gave a little squeak and promptly clicked the Purchase button. It is a fat-eighth bundle, which is just enough fabric for what I plan to make out of it. I've already made a dent in cutting it... :)

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