Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It's a Small World, After All!

Is that ear worm well and truly in your head, now? No????

Well, it is. Shall I prove it?

There's a shop on Etsy I occasionally buy fabric from: Westwood Acres. If you haven't seen Amanda's shop, you really should visit.

She sells charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls, fat eighth, FQ, 1/2 yd, and full yd bundles, Michael Miller Cotton Couture cards, some yardage... It's just lovely. Here are some of my favorites:


And that elusive FMF you can't seem to find anywhere. Yeah. She's got that.

She has a great little Facebook page and blog, too.

I just ordered myself a 1/2 yd bundle of Bella by Lotta Jansdotter.

Can't wait for it to arrive. :-D

But a funny little thing happened when I received my shipping notification. I saw her last name, which I hadn't noticed before. Turns out, confirmed after a few back and forth messages, that we're cousins. I'm shopping with my cousin! How neat is that? Small world...

***all photos are taken by Westwood Acres

Monday, September 24, 2012

Caught up

I'm so happy to be caught up on quilting bee blocks! I knocked out the final four this weekend:

Sewn Together Aug 2012

Sewn Together Sept 2012

Modern Minx Sept 2012

These were completed before, but haven't shown them here:

The 99 Sept 2012 block 2

The 99 Sept 2012 block 1

The 99 Aug 2012

Modern Minx Aug 2012

Now, I can turn my attention to this little beauty:

Monica's Comfort Quilt layout

The lovely ladies I met on the quilting retreat way back in May each sewed one or two QAYG blocks to be joined together, creating a comfort quilt for another of the ladies who attended. When she arrived home, she had some very sad news. I am in charge of joining them all and sending the finished quilt off to her, and I am woefully behind. Must get this done!

Then, I might get to start on my Christmas quilting. Yes, you read that right. I'm thinking of all my Christmas projects ahead of time, so I'm not scrambling the entire month of December. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What a fabulous weekend!

I had a great time Friday and Saturday. Why, you ask? Who wouldn't have a fabulous time meeting one of their idols?!


That's right, I met Jacquie Gering!

I had the distinct privilege of not only attending her trunk show and workshop, but I got to chauffeur her around town. Imagine being stuck in the car with someone you to look for teaching or inspiration. Talk about a captive audience. Jacquie was an absolute delight, so generous and kind. And the trunk show? Fugedaboudit. Hearing the stories behind each quilt she brought broadened my understanding, not only of her work, but the art of quilting in general.

She will be teaching a sold out workshop on machine piecing hexagons without marking at QuiltCon. Our class was lucky enough to be her Guinea pigs.


I got all the columns shown here sewn together and am in the process of finishing piecing them. I'll need to add quite a bit more to make it the size I want, but it's a fabulous start, and so much faster than hand work!


Hope your weekend was half as lovely as mine.