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
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!
My mum sent me this book for Christmas (it was on my wish list):
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!