Monday, February 21, 2011

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I can't think of a clever title for this post so I've left it intentionally blank...

It's been a busy and fulfilling long weekend (which will make it doubly hard to go back to work tomorrow, but let's not be pessimistic). This afternoon, I finished the Be Yourself quilt top. I LOVE this quilt!



Size: 60" x 68" (not quite regulation twin-sized but would certainly fit nicely on a twin bed)
Fabric: Authentic charm pack, Authentic Word Natural Sprout yardage, plus Kona solids in natural, straw and black
Design: Mine

Who knows when it will get quilted; I wasn't thinking that far ahead and didn't buy backing fabric. I may patch something together (although I don't have much leftover from the Authentic fabric).

Not to worry...there's always something else to work on. Bernice and I will not be idle for long!

I saw this book in a quilt shop when I was out with Kim on Saturday:



It was a little pricey at the quilt shop, but not at Chapters Online. I had a gift card burning a hole in my wallet so I decided to use it to purchase this book, plus another one I'd been wanting to read. Free shipping. My total for 2 books was about what I would have paid for just this one.

I can't wait to get it. See that pig up in the left-hand corner? He will be my first project!

And...

My mum sent me this book for Christmas (it was on my wish list):
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Last spring when I was attending a conference in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore, I stopped in to Sugar Pine and I bought 1 metre of this fabric - Fleur Nouveau.


Why just one metre? I have no idea. And as soon as I walked out of the shop, I was kicking myself for not buying more. But I didn't have a project in mind and I find it hard to buy without knowing what I'll be using it for, especially since fabric is so expensive here.

On Saturday, I saw a quilt made from the Fleur Nouveau line, including this fabric:


I think I swooned. But - alas! - there was none left in the store. It is last year's design, after all.

I did an internet search, which led me to Rosanna. She had written a post about Fleur Nouveau fabrics, so I left her a comment. On a year-old post. And she replied promptly with a link to this shop, which sure enough, still had some (and on sale, too - BONUS!).

Just for the heck of it, I also ordered a Moda Bella white jelly roll (so I can make the Postage Stamp quilt) and some of this:


Because I plan to make this skirt: (terrible photo - sorry)


And later on, I'm going to make one of these dresses, but that can wait a while because... well... I already have lots to do for now.


And I couldn't be more excited!


12 comments:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You have loads to do. Be Yourself looks TERRIFIC!

Thimbleanna said...

You are fast woman! (Not to be confused with a fast woman LOL.) I LOVE the quilt top -- great job. I chuckled at your post title too -- it used to drive me cah-razy when I'd read a technical manual and come across a page that said "this page intentionally left blank"!

Pat said...

Your "be yourself" quilt is really nice and I'm sure you'll come up with an equally nice backing, too. It looks as if you've gotten (and are due to get) some nice books....enjoy!

Barb said...

Oh....I just love love love this quilt...

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow the quilt looks fabulous!! Can't wait to see the skirt & dress you make!!

Sandy said...

Great job on your quilt! I love it!

Shelley said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love the neutral colors is this design.

Riel Nason said...

I like the modern look of the quilt. Cool name for it too!!

Jennie said...

Hi, just wanted to say that the quilt looks great- but I really can't wait to see what you do with the pig... softies are my my favourite things to make because they can come together so quickly x

goldenbird said...

The Be Yourself quilt looks great. I think I have quilt envy! Those sewing boosk look like lots of fun.

Donna Marie said...

I love your Be Yourself quilt!!! You have plenty of projects ahead and have given me inspiration to get going on all my unfinished ones!!! Thank you :)

What Comes Next? said...

I love your quilt! and man you got that top done fast - I'd still be dreaming about it. Love all the thoughts you have on future projects - hope to see some pictures of them soon!