I picked mine up last week at The Fabric Cupboard in Moncton and immediately flipped to page 74 to see this...
I finished this month's set of baskets for the basket exchange with my blog friend Sandie who blogs at Sandra Kaye Designs. Sandie loves colour...I do too, but mostly blacks, browns, and greys, giggle, so I tried to add a little more colour in this batch.
Don't you love the yellow? I'll send Sandie five of the blocks and keep five for me. Fifty-five blocks so far and climbing!
I kept on the theme of bright colours and pulled out a Schnibbles quilt project from last summer. The name of the quilt is Summer Day and I thought this would be perfect to infuse some colour in my sewing corner. After all, summer is coming, right? I had cut all the pieces last May, worked on it again a month or so ago, so guess it is time to finish it...
I completed all the blocks and put them together in a pattern...
and then started sewing the seven rows of seven.
I took a row outside and took another pic...
I'm looking forward to getting the last two rows sewn together, adding the border, and sandwiching it. How I will quilt it is a story for another day. I purchased my new sewing machine many months ago with the intent of using it to do some FMQ and haven't tried it yet. Do you think I'm a procrastinator?
I want to send a big hug and thanks out to another blog friend, Wendy, who blogs at Why Knot Kwilt. I was the winner of her giveaway recently and was thrilled when the special package arrived in the mail.You can read all about Wendy's "Quilt Redeemed" and the giveaway by clicking HERE.
The wallet is perfect for my cards, bills, and change and is so well made...hats off to you, Wendy! Wonderful Wendy even added to the giveaway package...she included these gorgeous Bella fat quarters by Amanda Murphy Designs. It's definitely time to spruce up some quilt projects in my sewing corner with these treasures.
And that's not all...Wendy sent me my very own Reader Seater for my iPad. (You may recognize my version of Darlene's Mystery quilt on the screen. Parts 4 and 5 still to be completed.)
Wendy designed this adorable and very useful Reader Seater, the perfect invention to hold my iPad while reading blogs at night or watching movies in bed. That scissor fabric is awesome! With the Reader Seater, your hands are free, so a person can even quilt in bed...just saying.The pattern is available on Craftsy right HERE. Way to go, Wendy, and thanks so much...you are a doll!
Another peek, another screen...
Wendy is one of the cheerleaders for the blog hops sponsored by Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt. The latest hop is going on right now. It's called "It's For The Birds" and runs from May 8th - May 15th. You should see the bluebirds, and the green one, giggle, that Wendy has created for the hop HERE. To see the whole range of birdie designs created by over one hundred quilters, check out Madame Samm's Pinterest page with lots of feathered inspiration HERE or drop by to visit host Mary at I Piece 2-Mary.
Tomorrow and Saturday I am participating with a quilt friend in day-long quilting workshops. I'm making a jellyroll quilt on Friday and placemats/table runner on Saturday. My sewing corner may gather dust over the weekend, but I won't!
Update: What a time I am having! Jackie and the delightful staff of the Mira Stitch 'n Post from Marion Bridge, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, have hosted a fabulous day of sewing, shopping, and quilting camaraderie at the Maritime Inn in Port Hawkesbury. The meeting rooms have been transformed into a quilting mecca full of fabrics, notions, patterns, kits, and Husqvarna sewing machines. Jackie is offering fantastic prices on the sewing machines and has a giant table of fabric for $4 a metre. Can't beat that! I'm going back in a few minutes for the Trunk Show from 7-9 and will be going back in the morning at 10 for another workshop. If you live anywhere close by, drop in! Her travelling shop will be open all day tomorrow. The info and hours can be found at her web site HERE.
It's a great day for quilting!