Thursday, April 1, 2010


So, not much as been going on lately. My wonderful husband is coming home today to spend Easter weekend with me. YHEA! So not much sewing will be going on!

I also did a little re-design with my blog. I have been playing around with the new blogger template designer. I still don't understand how to do a lot of stuff. Any recommendations on blogger books or websites?

I have started the sashing on the Paintbox quilt. I am loving it!!! Now I need to start thinking about what to do on the back.
Paintbox -the sashing has started

This is a WIP (work - in - progress) for a special project. I like were it is going! Loving the Heather Ross Mendocino line. I will also be using this line for my Sew New To Me quilting bee blocks! Can't wait till my month of  May!
Special WIP

On my design board now is a few block I made from the Hope Valley line. These block were made using a Jelly Roll and a pattern by Anne Dease called Twice as Nice. As soon as I finish the Paint Box quilt I will start working on this again.
Hope Valley WIP

Have a Happy Easter everyone!


  1. Your quilts in progress are looking wonderful! I really like those Hope Valley blocks! I think your blog looks great. I haven't clicked on that new template designer yet - I know as soon as I start playing with it, I'll be hooked on it the rest of the day!

  2. I also bought and cut Kona Charcoal to sash my paintbox blocks with...and I'm glad I did, it looks friggin awesome! I plan on using a dark gray thread (a bit lighter than sashing) to stipple it with. What color are you using?

  3. I was thinking about using the same dark gray thread. Not sure how I am going to quilt it thought. Probably some simple straight lines. But I have now got to figure out the back. I didn't cut the pieces for the back as she suggested in the tutorial. I know I want to use some big pieces of the Owl fabric. Just not sure how. Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

  4. oh these are all super yummy! I love all your fabrics...have all of those in my beloved stash too : )