Friday, May 28, 2010

Finally in Texas

We are finally in Texas! It was a long trip down but we made it. It was nice to stop in TN to visit the parents and take a break for a few days. All of our stuff made it down without any problems. Now we just get to unpack. I was really hoping that the unpacking elves would show up one night and just unpack everything and put it in its place! Oh well, that must only happen in movies and books. I will post photos soon of the new place. Now I need to get back to unpacking my sewing room! I am going through withdrawal!!!

Oh! I can't wait to show you the lovely blocks that I am receiving from my SNTM VQB girls. My quilt is going to be beautiful!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


They are packing my house as I write this post.
I am very excited about our move but I hate seeing all of my beautiful fabric packed up in a box.

But, it will be like Christmas when I get to TX and open it up.
I look forward to setting up my new sewing room!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tennessee & Kaffe Fassett

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately but a lot has been going on. I am preparing for our big move next week. YHEA!!! 

I also went home to Tennessee to visit my parents. While I was home our LQS was having a Kaffe Fassett event. He was in town with Liz Prior Lucy to sign and talk about their new book "Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts". I was lucky enough (because of a cancellation) to attend the lecture and book signing. His "Glorious Patchwork" book was one of the first quilting books I read and he is one of my quilting inspirations. He talked a lot about his use of color and pattens and how you shouldn't pay attention to the "color wheel" instead just listen to your emotions when it comes to laying out your colors. I really learned a lot! I wish I would have been able to attend his design class the next day but of course it was filled up!! Maybe next time.

The Floral Snowballs will be my first project from this book. It will be a gift for a very special person.

Since I have been packing, I have not done a lot of sewing on big projects but I did manage to do a few small things. 

I made these lovely pleated zipper pouches for some of my friends. I also made them for Mother's Day gifts (forgot to take a photo). The pattern/tutorial is from Skip To My Lue. It is really easy to follow and quick to make!

Pleated zipper bags

This is the first pillow I have made using Hexagons. I love how it turned out and it is going to a great home!
Mermaid Pillow

I also made this fabric flower for myself to wear on my new green cardigan! You can find the tutorial on Cluck. Cluck. Sew. What a great way to use your binding strips!
Fabric Flower

Happy Sewing Everybody!