Wednesday, June 15

Back in action

It's been a while since we've shared anything that we've been doing.

It's been a couple weeks of not feeling like we've accomplished a whole lot, but deep down we really have made more progress than either one of us give ourselves credit for.

Last week we spent a short weekend in the city to hit up the spring market wrap up meeting. We were both excited to see the latest and greatest patterns, notions, and fabrics that were shown in Salt Lake City. But of course we have to make the most of our trip into the city aside from doing the market thing.

Darci's best friend from high school met up with us to have supper. It's always fun catching up with friends! After chatting with her over supper we decided to go see a movie and if you couldn't tell we went and saw Bridesmaids. Neither one of us are "go to the movies" gals so this was a fun treat. The three of us laughed from the start of this movie to the finish. We ended our evening by walking around this cute little pond near the movie theatre which was quite relaxing.

And then it was to market. . .

On of our favorite finds was this apron pattern by Whimsicals called

My Little Apron

It is a super cute reversible apron that can really be jazzed up with some large and small rick-rack and even some crystals if you have fabric that allows you to do so. The fabrics that we used are "Jovial" by BasicGrey. This apron would make a lovely gift for the holidays!!

We were also able to find some fun Halloween/fall fabric that we could take home with us. It's always hard to get snowmen in July and pumpkins in September. Something just doesn't quite fit in that picture to us. . .

For those of you who are up on the fabric trends and fabric lines that will become available to you this fall you may want to check with us come mid-July as we'll be getting in some of those fabrics early! We are very excited about this as there is really some fun new stuff!!!

Speaking of fun new stuff. The UPS man got a laugh compliments of us a couple weeks ago when he dropped off a box of Quilt MN fabrics. We had the first box opened and partially unloaded before he got the second box off the truck! We were excited to finally have our first shipment of those exclusive fabrics in to start to play with--beings the shop hop starts in just a little over a month and all. We have been busy brainstorming ideas and even have one sample sew up (which will remain a surprise to the blogging world until its quilted).

We also had a fun evening last week with our Woolie Wednesday group. It's always such an enjoyable day/evening with those gals and this month again didn't disappoint.

One of the projects that they had the option to work on was the runner above. The pattern is a tulip basket by Primitive Gatherings.

This little quilt has been a big topic of conversation!

I've decided to name this baby something on the order of "Just go with It" or "It is what it is" as this was just one of those quilts where what could go wrong would go wrong but if you just went with it, eventually it would somehow miraculously turn out to be quite cute!

This has also been a conversation piece for many people. "Pure Happiness" by Sweetwater is a very fun, very quick pattern to sew up and get quilted and is really "finished" once the dimensional flowers are added.

We also found a fun new table runner book called

"My Runners" by Disa Designs.

We are so excited to make up a bunch of the runners from the book, but started with this "simple" quilt-as-you-go one. Here's to hoping that my next selection will be chosen on a day where things sew right!

And finally, Darci has been busy creating a church banner for a local church that is celebrating 125 year anniversary. This is just an absolutely beautiful quilt in person and we cannot wait for the gal to come in a pick it up.

Hope life is treating you all well and that the rain didn't float you all away!

Until more progress in made. . .