Thursday, March 10, 2011

jelly roll quilt photo!

This is the quilt top I made with my FAB -ulous pals last Saturday. The fabric is Moda, Butterfly Fling and really says Spring to me. Once this is quilted up it will live on Alice's bed here...and NOT go home with her either...I intend on keeping this one :-)

Sunday I actually got outside and uncovered our poor daffodils and crocus...did some weeding and enjoyed the results.

Rain has returned in buckets...poor worms are having to learn to swim to survive.

I have been squeezing in hand quilting at work on short breaks...gets me away from the office noise and I am so enjoying the stitching.

I am working on organizing a few local quilting friends for a get together and quilt day before the end of this month...there is nothing more inspiring to me than sewing with good friends!


Monday, March 07, 2011

just saying...

How ever did it get to be March already? well, I continue to flounder with my camera and uploading photos and then finding them...some updates to my various camera/photo programs and I am not quite on top of dealing with trying to put any photos into this post. In fact, I lost my last post searching for the link to Saturday's entirely too much fun sewing time with my beloved FABS.

This year our challenge is sending fun stuff to each other for our birthdays. ah, a different kind of pressure/deadline! The January birthday FAB delayed her celebration and Saturday was it.

Oh the laughter as she opened her gifts "online" and we shared her joy and delight in each item.

Everyone did a fabulous job!!! One of the gals had come across the u-tube of this pattern and the birthday gal decided it would be so much fun to sew on her special day. And so we did!

Most of us followed the directions, but I think some of us would do it differently next time. I unearthed a several year old jelly roll I bought at market when it was here in Portland and was delighted with the result. And, the pattern used all of the jelly roll except for 18 inches...hurray for stash busting ! It's a Moda line called Butterfly Fling and when I have the mental energy I will post the top I finished. It truly did go fast...not counting time spent on joining all those strips.

It's off to work time and the very least I have finally posted again with a mental exclamation to not take so darn there is much more to be said...!

oh...note to last person that left a comment, you were a no-reply poster so I could not email you back and say thanks for stopping by...always enjoy a new reader...