27 January 2014

Quilt Fort

Well, this is all the progress I've made on my Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer Block of the Month (2012). Two blocks in two weeks. Kind of sad; however, it's not for lack of trying. I've been super busy working on a handful of new patterns, one of which will be released in a couple weeks! (This one uses some new fabric coming out by Momo!)
I was thinking the other day it would be fun to start a flickr group showing what fun adventures your quilts have had. What do you think? The other day Olive and I took a big stack of quilts...
...and made a quilt fort. More like a quilt compound. It was massive. (That's a lot of Bonnie & Camille fabric.)
What fun adventures have your quilts been on? Ours like to frequent the drive-in theater.

08 January 2014

Catching Up

Happy New Year! I took a few wonderful weeks off for the holidays and am ready to pick things up full speed.
I've just got to say that Santa is the MAN. He had this beauty waiting for me to pick up at Dave's Bernina in St. George. It's the 550 Quilter's Edition and I have been drooling over it for some time now. 
It goes without saying that I am DYING to use it! I haven't had a chance yet because I'm trying to assemble the dollhouse kit that Santa left for Olive.
It's turning out to be pretty "scrumptious," don't you think? It's left my house in ruins, though so I'm anxious to finish it asap.
I love the New Year and the opportunity to make new goals and also reflect on the ones from the previous year. I really try to make goals I know I will stick to, so last year I joked that my resolution was to have a baby. (Lorenzo was born two weeks later. Ha.) I didn't say it aloud, but I also made a mental goal to whip my fabric sketches into good enough shape to submit. I reached that goal in September and as you know, Moda said yes! What a year!
In 2014, I've decided my goal is to catch up on every unfinished project I've got sitting around. Luckily, that's only a handful of projects, so I feel that it's a realistic goal. 
First up is the Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month project from 2012. I've only got 6 of the blocks sewn together, and since I'm doubling up on them (and adding one) I've got 19 more to go!
Have you made any sewing or quilting-related resolutions for 2014?