Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Quilting Update

Park Slope Fabric

I have a blog stat counter on here and it gives me a tiny bit of information about the people who visit my blog. I know that many of the people who come here are referred from various quilting websites. I haven't posted about quilting in a long time. Never fear-- I am working on some quilts! I can't show them because they are gifts but they must BOTH be finished by the end of October so they will appear soon.

I bought this fabric collection (Park Slope) not too long ago. I don't have any specific plans for it yet but I really love it. It reminds me of the quilt I made for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap. Don't you agree? I can't take all the credit because I based that quilt on a headboard from a vintage craft book. I have had an amazing response to that quilt on flickr (1500 views, 115 people call it a favorite, 40 comments...). I'm thinking of recreating it and expanding it and entering it in next year's Quilt Expo.

Speaking of... I went to the Quilt Expo last week. I didn't get to spend that much time there (I had to carry 25 pounds of Alex love on my back) but I bought a decent amount of fabric (lots of candy/cupcake fabric... why? I don't know. I actually have a pretty extensive collection of cupcake fabric) and certainly took lots of inspiration from everyone there.

I did not get to my summer family quilt which was supposed to be a picnic blanket using RJR's Farmer's Market collection. I designed something I liked and barely started cutting it before I got sidetracked. I have to say I'm quite excited for fall (and even winter). I scheduled the kids activities so that we would have at least one day each week where we could stay in pj's all day and never leave the house. Looking forward to getting some quilting done then. ("Kids, why don't you try watching a movie-- Mommy is busy"). The summer just got really busy with outdoor activity and elaborate home cooked meals with local, fresh ingredients. I'm going to try to keep it a little simpler for fall-- bake some bread, throw some soup in the crock pot. We spent the whole summer going out to the park and to friends' houses after dinner so more of my "free time" has been spent socializing. I'm ready to get back to hibernating (just kidding... sort of).

I have a few small sewing projects to complete that I hope can be posted soon so quilting friends, don't give up on me!
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Debi said...

Great fabrics. I will have to look for them at my LQS. I would like to invite you to visit I am hosting a quilt blogger giveaway with 40 participants giving away prizes. Come on over and enter the drawings.

april said...

Love the spring quilt. Very cute