Sunday, January 29, 2012


Don't you just love it when you go shopping for fabric for a specific project and find it?  I needed fabric for the backing and binding of a charity quilt I am making and found something I love for that.  I was also looking for fabric for a wedding quilt I am making for my friend to give to her daughter.  She loves country colors and I found fabric for her quilt too!  A definite success!!

 I went to PA Outlet in Lemoyne, PA.  It is a neat old warehouse where they have tons of fabrics for all purposes.  They have buttons, zippers, pelts, etc.  Their selection of cottons has been increased and they had quite a bit of really nice fabric.

Here are the fabrics I bought.  On the left is the backing and binding for the charity quilt which is peaking through on top.  To the right are the mostly Thimbleberry fabrics for the country wedding quilt.  Those colors aren't very true on my computer and they aren't exactly what I wanted to get-not a lot of difference in scale, but I think they will still work.

And I have one more thing to add-another finish for January.  I made a bag for a birthday present.  January has been a pretty productive month.  Two quilt finishes (one was started in December) and a bag.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Resolved to sew 2012

Very Berry Handmade is having a giveaway.  Part of the giveaway is to blog about what you have resolved to sew in 2012.  This is actually difficult for me.  There are so many things I would like to resolve to sew, but I don't want to be beating myself up if  I fail.  I am thinking mostly about finishing up my WIP's.  I have one quilt that was supposed to be a Christmas present for the past two years that is nothing more than cut out fabric.  It is a black, red and white version of this quilt.

Then I have this Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt that I took apart and have yet put it back together again.
And there is the current Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt,  a patriotic quilt,  one with Robyn Pandolph's fabric,  and many miscellaneous quilts.

I don't need to take on any new projects this year, but of course I will.  I have a wedding quilt and a birthday quilt that are already in the planning stages.

So I would like to make a resolution to sew in 2012, but I won't.  I want to just enjoy what sewing I do.

Monday, January 16, 2012

What a difference....!

Here is my Prince Charming quilt.  See previous post about it.  I loved how it turned out and have people waiting on the sidelines for it.  I think I may give it to my "Prince Charming" for his birthday.  The pictures I had just didn't do this fabric justice.  My DH got me a nice little camera for Christmas and what a difference it makes.  It has a setting for vibrant colors that did a great job catching the vibrant colors in these quilts.

 Here is a picture of the quilt with the old camera.  It was just drab.  I admit that I took a picture of it with the new camera without that vibrant setting and it looked about the same.  I love this camera!!!
Here is another bright quilt that the pictures caught the brilliance of the fabric.  This fabric is full of bugs, snakes and lizards.  The pattern is Disappearing 9 Patch.  I love this pattern for quick quilts.  This is for grandson Braydon's 3rd birthday the end of January.   He likes bugs and things, but the backing fabric has cars, trucks and trains, which I think he loves even more.  I showed him a sneak peak while it was on the quilting frame and it made him smile.  It is a very happy quilt!

Monday, January 2, 2012

First finish 2012

 This is a Serendipity quilt from Moda Bake Shop and Missouri Quilt Company.  I sewed the binding on last night.  This is going to Oliver's new baby brother who is due any day now.
Here is a picture of one of the grands wearing a tie that I made for the boys for Christmas.  He looked adorable in it and even wore it for their official Christmas photo with his two sisters.  This is Braydon, sitting with his daddy and cousin Madison.

 Here is Oliver loving his new Elmo doll.   Elmo  is his favorite thing right now.  I hope he didn't get overloaded with Elmo.
I seem to have lost the other pictures I uploaded.  :(  
I got a new little camera for Christmas from my Hubs.  What a surprise that was since we don't exchange presents.  What a difference from my old camera.  I am hoping this will motivate me to post more on my blog! 
Happy New Year everyone!