Friday, February 19, 2016

In the Meadow...

I fell in love with this cool applique' snowman pattern!

And I had the perfect place to put it!!

However, the quilt size was too small for the wall spot, so I added 10" to both width and length.

But in doing so, the size of the snowman was too small for the larger quilt size.

So, I added a bottom ball of snow,

two tree branch arms, 

and more snowflakes and wind curls.

I was thrilled to find the perfect scarf fabric from Tula Pink!!

Yogi was, as usual, very interested in the making of my "In the Meadow".

Are you all getting lots of sewing done this winter?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ohmygosh! OhmyGosh! OhmyGOSH!!

We are so lucky to have the loveliest little quilt shop in Haymarket, Virginia!  

Last Saturday, the shop celebrated it's one year anniversary with a generous sale and refreshments and prizes!!

And guess who won the best prize??  ME!!!

I just got the call from Kim, the shop owner, yesterday at bee!!

OH MY GOSH!!  It's a huge Moda FQ bundle of Pat Sloan's newest fabric line- Hometown Girl!!  And in case you didn't know, Pat Sloan is a local celebrity here in northern VA!!  She is our Hometown Girl!!  It's sewww appropo!!

As with all of Pat's fabric, the prints are so cute and colors so yummy!!

Hey, Pat Sloan!!  What should I make with your new collection?

Yogi's thinking something springish to bring on some warm weather!!

What do you think I should make???

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Farm Girlish Vintage Completed!!

I have posted several times back in the summer and fall about working on my Farm Girl Vintage Sew-A-Long blocks.  

I had them all completed back in late September, but they've been taking up space on my design wall until recently.

I enjoyed making the many blocks and feel I really improved my piecing skills doing these 43 fun blocks.

I did not have the small prints needed for these blocks, so over time, I bought lots of these prints... lots of which I still have quite a bit of... so am looking for some new projects to use them in...  any ideas?

I used the design layout in Lori's book, but made my outer border 3" smaller.

I love the look of the sashing and multi colored cornerstones... although sashing tends to be a pain to do...but they do keep your rows and columns straight!

And although making all those little red flying geese took FOREVER, they really do look perfect as an inner border.

My dear friend Patty, has a long arm business and she quilted it for me using an awesome chicken wire design!!  It really made it all come together perfectly!

I made Lori's cute cow block for my label.  I love how it turned out, too!!

I am BEYOND GLAD it is all off my design wall and finished!!  Yay!  Yeehaw!!

Yogi is glad our blizzard snow is mostly melted so he can smell the grass again!!