Saturday, November 19, 2016

For My Bookshelf

(photo borrowed from Pinterest)

Have you seen this quilt from Market?
It's by Laundry Basket Quilts.

Edyta has a new book that has just been released...

The quilt is called Quilter's Patch.


The photography is so beautiful in this book!

The Fat Quarter Shop will be starting a Block of the Month 
program to make this quilt... if you are interested!
It will begin in January.
Here is the information on it.




I would love a garden like this!



And until next Spring...
I have this book to look at!

I might make the quilt and use my stash but the 
BOM is very appealing... for only $20 ish  per month.
FQS is always very generous with their fabrics
 and 
pick the perfect ones...
 taking that headache out of the equation! 

I for one wouldn't miss a Laundry Basket Quilts book.
I love them all!




Friday, November 18, 2016

100 Small Blocks



Something else I finished.
It's a pattern from the book 
I love this book! 
This is the best photo I have right now. 
I'm still daylight challenged...
I think I actually finished it on a rainy weekend.

I used my leftovers from a project earlier this year. 
There are a variety of low volume fabrics and
a dash of Zen Chic.
It was a perfect pattern for it... it just uses the 
smallest of scraps!
There are 100 of the small plus blocks... fair warning!

I also used the same leftovers in this quilt.


I had purchased this unique panel and a junior layer cake.
I don't usually like panels but this one was so artsy!


I had it finished pretty quickly (an advantage of using a panel)
even though there are about 100 blocks in it.

At least these are 4 1/2" blocks... the quilt above was 3 1/2" blocks.

It's called Thicket.
The pattern can be found for free. 

Here is another free pattern using Thicket at Moda Bake Shop.


I have a couple of little things to make using the leftover panel animals...
maybe a little pillow and a stuffed toy with ribbon tags on it.
It is going to be for the arrival of my grand little...
coming December 1st!
Or maybe... this:

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(photo borrowed from Stacy Bloomfield's photo at Moda's blog)

I was feeling good about getting it finished and to my long arm quilter...
but my LAQ liked it so much that she requested a little trade...
An offer
I couldn't 
refuse!

I will be making another  one...
but not until the first of the year!

(I'm not showing her the tote though)!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Celebrating October in November and Thinking about December

I have been challenged every since the time change!
Maybe even prior to it.
It's been dark when I get up in the morning and 
dark when I return home from work.

And a new discover...
I haven't driven in the dark in a long time... my eyes are
having a heck of a time with those headlights from
oncoming cars!

I am able to be a little productive in the mornings...
but it is terrible trying to get photographs!



I was happy to complete this quilt from Simply Retro book.
It's called Vintage! 


I have been hoarding this line of fabric for a couple of years...
and knew that I needed a pattern that would compliment the large
scale of the prints.
I like the way it turned out...
I'm calling it October Skies after the line of fabric.

I am trying to get some of my "outstanding" projects out of the way...
so I can switch gears and think about Christmas!






Celebrating October in November and Thinking about December

I have been challenged every since the time change!
Maybe even prior to it.
It's been dark when I get up in the morning and 
dark when I return home from work.

And a new discover...
I haven't driven in the dark in a long time... my eyes are
having a heck of a time with those headlights from
oncoming cars!

I am able to be a little productive in the mornings...
but it is terrible trying to get photographs!



I was happy to complete this quilt from Simply Retro book.
It's called Vintage! 


I have been hoarding this line of fabric for a couple of years...
and knew that I needed a pattern that would compliment the large
scale of the prints.
I like the way it turned out...
I'm calling it October Skies after the line of fabric.

I am trying to get some of my "outstanding" projects out of the way...
so I can switch gears and think about Christmas!






Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Little Bit Sooner... than Later



hAPpY nOVeMBeR!
I officially started listening to 
shhh... holiday music
today!



I have had some technical difficulties with my phone...
not holding a charge...
therefore... between that and the rain
I haven't 
had any good photos to share!


But the first thing I need to share is the super cute sewing machine
cover that was a gift to me from my friend Paulette!

(she teaches at In Between Stitches in Livermore...
I think it could become a class there soon)

Anyway,
she always attends my retreat with her fun group
and always has something special for me and my retreat partner!

 I got this Halloween themed Camper
which is so ME! 


I just wish I could open the door and invite you in!!!

Virginia got a red white and blue camper... complete with banner too!

The retreat was lots of fun and the food was great... so was the weather...
but for some reason...


I needed this entire last week to re-cooperate from 
the weekend extravaganza.

I feel regrouped now and 
me sewing room even got reorganized!


Speaking of organizing...


I got happy mail!

From the Fat Quarter Shop!


It came with fun accessories... and in the back of the planner...
is 4 new fun scrappy quilt patterns from Lori Holt!

Image result for Scrappy Project planner quilt patterns

This looks like fun! 
I think I particularly like the part of organizing my
projects. Keeping all of that in my head
has, on occasion, not worked out so well.
Honest.

Just Sunday...
 I was working on a project and 
had a nagging thought something was missing...
as I worked on my 100 31/2" blocks
(to be showing you soon... like after it stops raining)
and sure enough...
when I got down to making the last 8.

I found
my missing little bag of already half way prepared blocks.

Now that is a real dilemma. 
I can either make the quilt larger and continue making little
blocks or I could even make a second quilt...
because wouldn't another 100 blocks be fun to make (?)
(this is where I wish there was a font for sarcasm)

What to do.

Maybe this Scrappy Organizer should have arrived a little bit sooner!






Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Making Amends



On Monday I shared my First Blush 
quilt project...
I was part of the blog hop
 that is still going on
through next week! 
I have been seeing a lot of fun
 projects using First Blush...
have you been following along?




Other than that...
I have been focused on the last minute details for the retreat I host
annually.

This year there are over 50 women
 attending
 and the weather should
be fantastic!

It starts Friday...
so, just two more sleeps and it's time!



                                  

But while I am getting ready for that...
there is another baby
 shower in my family...
so I have a few assignments
 for that, 
Like these corsages.

It's actually a reveal party...
 we are anxious to know if

we have another boy
 on it's way or
 if it's a girl that will even the score!



I had to do a little sewing for myself in between the other things...





These blocks go together pretty fast!



It didn't take long to get to this!

I have been in love with my October Skies fabric by Verna Mosequera..
and I know it would be perfect for Thimble Blossoms 
Vintage pattern but I kept pushing it to the side...
until now!

What is most special to me about this pattern...
is that long before I ever knew how to quilt I had purchased a vintage 
blue and white quilt... but after I used it and WASHED it...
well, it became shreds. This was the block... I had never known the
name of it... but I made it my mission to figure it out...
I think that is what led me to quilting in the first place.

So, this will finally be my replacement for the one that was lost.
Making amends to the quilter who had made that beautiful blue and white
Album quilt.





Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Today My Day... For First Blush!


It's time to share this scrumptious fabric line
with you!


I have been waiting and waiting... 
for this blog hop to begin!

I am so in love with this gorgeous group of fabrics
by Ruby Red Designs!
I first noticed it on the Fat Quarter Shop website...
in the Coming Soon section...
there will be a Block of the Month
 starting that looks like so much fun!

Then I was thrilled with I was asked 
to be a part of this blog hop...
because I can think of so many thinks to make with 
this fabric group, First Blush.

What spoke to me right away was how vintage it 
looked...
so I grabbed my collection of vintage sheets to see
if they would play well together...



I am in love with Pumpkin Seed blocks and
all the things you can make with them...
and it was about that time I saw a sew along



finishing up on Joanna's blog and I wanted to 
play along... 
(because that's how we get inspired... 
by fabric, designers, and by other bloggers)!




The quilt reminds me of 
my grandmother and fresh hung laundry
on a beautiful fall day.




I decided to make a slightly wavy edge on the border of the
quilt to give it even more charm.


I am so happy to see how it turned out...
but I am also excited to see this blog hop that will be continuing through the 27th of October!

I can't wait to see what everyone else has made!

The fabric is shipping to local quilt shops this month
so be on the lookout for it!



The other fun thing during the blog hop, is that
 there are going to be 
from Windham Fabrics/Baum Textiles, Aurifil Threads
and the Fat Quarter Shop!  
But you might also want to go over to Fat Quarter Shop to
see the new Block of the Month using First Blush
and a pattern by It's So Emma..
It incorporates the special Starburst ruler designed just for 
the Fat Quarter Shop by Creative Grids!





Okay, one more photo of my First Blush quilt...
and then I will share the list of bloggers 
that are in the First Blush Blog Hop!




 October 11 – Sinta at Pincushion (that's me)!

 October 12 -  Fat Quarter Shop



 October 15- Aurifil- Erin Sampson

 October 16- Tina Egner

 October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk

 October 18 – Allison Harris

 October 19 – Erin Cox

 October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel


 October 22 – Heidi Staples

October 23 – Leanne Elliott



 October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton

 October 27 – Lisa Ruble

Oh, and one more little secret...

I have another 
project planned
 for First Blush too!

I should be starting it by the end of this blog hop!