Monday, October 29, 2007

Fun Fabrics...

I thought I'd share this fun fabric that they have at the Quilt Asylum. I don't do that very often, but I think you would get a kick out of this! Wouldn't it make a great backing? I will have to get some!!

Oh, their website is and the fabric is called wranglers. It's in the New Additions right now. Don't buy it out on me, please....

The gals from the Quilt Asylum -and probably every other quilt shop in the country- are at Quilt Market buying & ordering all the newest & coolest stuff for the next season. Wouldn't that just be so much fun? Of course, I don't know how they ever decide! Everything looks so great, and you can't get it all! I'm sure they are dead tired when they get back.

I am fighting a headache today and monitoring a test for my students right now this very instant!! Wow, huh! Of course, that means I have to grade them all.... I printed them on halloween colored paper. ha ha ha ha....

I haven't decided if or what I will dress up for on Wednesday for halloween this year. I am not feeling good today so it is not a good day to pick!


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Charmed, I'm sure.

I finished my surprise to take to church tomorrow. Well, nearly. I need some matte board for the bottom and I don't have any.
It's a tote bag made with charm squares. The pattern is from and is called Charm Party Tote.
Here's the pics.
The fabric I used was from a collection called "Decorative Color and Contrast" by Marcus Brothers. The photos make the lining and handles look more orangey red than they are. The color is a soft medium peach tone. The colors in general are more muted than they are tending to look. We'll see what the gals at church think about it for the bazaar next month. Maybe I can get another 1 or 2 finished by then--especially now that I know what I'm doing and I have the details worked out! And I need to get that matte board for the bottom....

Happy Sewing,

Friday, October 19, 2007

Whew.... life goes on.

October Happy Blocks are in! Here's the picks.

The fabric is from Moda's "Fall Back in Time" line designed by Sandy Gervais. I just love her stuff. She also did the "Holly Jolly" Christmas fabric line I just love too. I am going to use it for my Happy Blocks for November—Christmas prints.

And I am working on some cute stuff for our bazaar at church. But there will be no photo before its time. Or something like that.... We'll see what I can manage before the due date.

Keep pluggin'