Friday, July 26, 2013

Changing Aspens

This quilt is a special one. Someone very dear to me is sick and the reality is, he will not be with us to see the changing of the aspens again. He loves the mountains and all the flora and fauna that goes along with them. This is my way of bringing a little bit of the mountains to him.
When I saw Caroline's, of Trillium Designs, Aspen Grove pattern for the Forest Quilt Along, hosted by Joanna at Shape Moth and Julianna at Sewing Under Rainbow, I knew it would be perfect. Unfortunately, my paper piecing skills are quite lacking and I needed something I could get together very quickly. So, I took the inspiration from the quilt along and created this block design using a "sew and slash" method. I am very happy with the result, and better, was able to finish this in 10 days to give it to the recipient. Time is a precious thing.


Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Two small finishes

I am currently working on a very important quilt with a very short deadline, so this post will be short and sweet. Come hell of high water, this important quilt will be done by next Friday morning. Be sure to check back next week to see it, I think it is pretty special. I am also contemplating a tutorial for it.

I finished these two little quilts last week, but never had the opportunity to post about it. These are destined to be auctioned off. I really like the finished product, especially the sweet 'girl' quilt. I think that pink binding was the perfect finishing touch.

Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hello, my name is Katie ......

....and I am a fabriholic. It's an addiction I have no problem feeding (or sharing). I took full advantage of the flash sale that Craftsy had a week or two ago. Look at all the goodies I got!

A Happy Go Lucky Layer cake by Bonnie & Camille for Moda

Magic Garden by Sabine Reinhart for Blend Fabrics fat quarter bundle


Spring Promise by Ana Davis for Blend Fabrics fat quarter bundle

Seaside by Timeless Treasures fat quarter bundle (this one was less than $5!)

Medium chevrons by Riley Blake fat quarter bundle. Sorry, I didn't want to unwrap this one just yet.

Menagerie by Pink Light Designs for Robert Kaufman fat quarter bundle

I'm in love with these little hens!

Not a bad haul. What have you purchased lately?