Tuesday, April 5

Something New

Ever wish you could get those quilt projects done in a jiffy?

Well blogging friends, we have discovered the art of staple sewing!!

If only it would work out that way!!!

We most certainly had a laugh when we returned from lunch to see this though! Funny how the quilt top and border piece just landed like it did in front of the stapler. . .

That staple project turned out to be our first project in

Prairie Women's Sewing Circle Journey number two.

While Darci stapled away, Lacey battled the sewing machine into making Pinwheel Twist out of the new Strawberry Fields fabric by Fig Tree. This is just one of the those refreshing fabrics that truly fits the season we are in now (that being spring) If you haven't got your pattern yet you can still find it on the bakeshop here

Having taken some time off from stitching in the evenings we've done a little reading . . . Darci set aside the book below and picked up The Art of Racing in the Rain which she absolutely breezed through and loved and would certainly recommend for anybody who is looking for a good book. If you are a dog lover (or even not) this is a fantastic read!! The Help. This is a book that both us gals picked up to read. Darci is still in the process of reading it and Lacey finished it. Lacey would say this is one of the best reads she's had in a long time. We are looking forward to the movie due out hopefully this year. . .should be interesting!! Fiesta Flair. I'm only showing part of the quilt because this is a bigger lap, or small bed quilt. This was a very different quilt using panels. Very fun-- fun colors, fun blocks. Both the pattern and the fabrics are by Gudrun Erla of G.E Designs. This quilt uses some background yardage, a jelly roll & the strip tube ruler, which was a fun new method to try for a change of pace. I chose to create the "Radiating Out" pattern shown above. If you cut your strips careful, you'll end up with some extra blocks that can be made into another project (like my runner above) or added onto the quilt to make it bigger. Sentiments. New baby fabric (panel and coordinating yardage) This is a free pattern on the Andover website.
This is just a fun, fun project for spring.

It's also a free pattern on Modabake Shop. Find it here

Great way to use a pre-cut!

And if you follow the pattern it can be a runner & placemats-kind of neat!

Also in-we've gotten in some fun new fabric.

Blues & Yellows by Sentimental Studios.

Gorgeous colors--a truly must see!!

Well. . .we must rush off and select a project to start to quilt on.

If only we could just staple the layers together!

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