Friday, February 27, 2009

OP Progress

I have been super busy lately and I haven't had alot of time to sew. But I did get my OP top together. It's not finished, I plan on adding a scrappy border then a solid one, I want it big enough for my bed. I have to say that I am loving the way it is coming out. I have never set blocks on point before and I am loving it. It was super easy and looks great. I have always been a fan of on point blocks just afraid to try it. Glad I did!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

frogs galore

So I am still sewing on my OP Challenge quilt but I did get something finished. I made this top about six months ago. It has been sitting in my grandma's basement waiting to get quilted. I spent about two weeks up there last week and made time to finally quilt it. I had every intention to try my hand at stippling, thus why it was at my grandma's(she has a very fantastic machine) but couldn't figure out how to do it :-( . So I just quilted it in the ditch, but I stilll love it. Baby Boo and I are fighting over who it belongs to. It is totally covered in frogs!! And the back is a yellow flannel that is also covered in frogs! BTW frogs are my favorite.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Just so you know...


So Judi over at is giving away another of her fabulous quilted bags!! These bags are fantastic and I want one!! Check out her store too, she has the most adorable patterns!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Done for the day!!

I am doing my first virtual retreat and it has been so much fun!! Pat Sloan has called this the OP(orange pile) challenge. We are experimenting in oranges, hooray! I love orange but haven't really used it in a quilt before. It's been a blast working with these oranges I found. It's kind of crazy looking but I like it! Can't wait to see what we are doing tomorrow, but now it's bedtime! :-)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Scrap Happy!

I am taking a break from my very productive day to show off my latest project. I made a sewing bag from the scraps I got from the mini-swap. I loved all the floral fabrics, and they look pretty great together! Now I have something other than a sandwhich bag to carry sewing supplies with me!! Hooray!
I am also working on dance costumes, there are now seven girls in our class. I can't wait for recital, they are going to be so cute!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lucky Me!

So I get back home from being out of town about two weeks and I find several packages waiting for me! How great is that. And my hubby had flowers for me and our daughter, what a sweetie!! So back to the packages. First I got my package from the mini swap I was in. It is so cute, scraps, some adorable buttons, and the cutest air fresheners. Thanks Tammy!
Then I got this great fishing lure fabric that I ordered off of ebay! It is gonna make the greatest catfish quilt for my father-in-law!
Then I got two new books from my craft club! I am so excited about the borders book. I also ordered a book from Pat Sloan, the middle one. Since I mentioned Pat let me tell you that I got my Arabella!

This fabric is just so pretty! I love it! I got the fat quarters and the kit and I can't wait to get started. That secret garden quilt is going to be beautiful and I think the fat quarters are destin to be a pinwheel quilt!!
Ok I'm done. I think I need to go up to my sewing room and get working on some new stuff. So much to do, so little time!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


So I finally got around to the quilt shop to buy some orange for Pat Sloan's vitual retreat! I am so excited. I haven't done one before but it seems like fun!! I can't believe I didn't have any orange in my stash. I love orange! I'm pretty happy with what I found. The piece on the bottom is only so-so but I love most of the rest. I think for my second color I'm gonna do teal. Yes teal and orange, I think it will be great!! These pics don't do it justice. These fabrics are great.