Friday, July 5, 2013

Past week

I've had a very good past week. I haven't gotten a lot of quilting in, but it's not too bad.

I entered a Facebook contest at, which has gorgeous wedding and Claddagh rings and other Celtic -themed jewelry. The contest was to write a product description for a new pendant. And I won!

When I was a child,  I wanted to be a writer. I never thought I'd be writing like this: a product description, a published research paper on quilting history in America, and now a quilting blog.

 And I also wanted to be an artist. I didn't know that quilting would become my principle art form!
To be able to combine my love of writing and my love of sewing and quilting, is a surprise and a lot of fun for me.

So to sum up my last week:
I sewed snaps into the button plackets of my work shirts (pregnancy does fun stuff to your shape and gaps between buttons are the worst).

I cut out two more blocks for the Swoon quilt. I am really loving my color combinations.

I ordered a received the backing fabric for the Swoon quilt. There should be enough for backing and pillowcases, and hopefully some teacher gifts later.

I also ordered something for me--more of Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda! I have been patrolling Etsy and my favorite online fabric stores, looking for a Cuzco jelly roll, and finally found one on Southern Fabric's Etsy shop. Yay!
I also found a 10" stacker of So Sophie by Riley Blake. The purples and golds in this line are so sweet!

I think that I would like to make the car seat covers and/or the nursing covers with Cuzco purples or So Sophie. That depends on the baby's gender of course.

And I finished the paper-piecing for the ambulances, for my husband's quilt.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on winning the contest and more importantly on the pregnancy! :) Looks like you have lots of wonderful fabrics to work with.