Sunday, March 18, 2012

This Week in 2012 , Week 11

I made good use of my 20% off coupon for Joann's this week. We had quite a rainy day yesterday so I got lucky and there were not a lot of people at the store. Usually it would have taken 45 minutes to wait in line and have 12 fabrics cut, but I got lucky on Saturday. They had a nice selection of DS fabrics, so I bought a dozen different prints. I like how most of the Denyse Schmidt prints from her different lines all kind of go together.

My order of Flea Market Fancy will blend with a lot of these prints, too.

I am so excited that my daughter in law asked me to make their family a picnic quilt. I think I might use a combination of some of the DS prints with other prints from my stash. I really like this pinwheel quilt that Erin made and think I might do the same thing for the picnic quilt for my son and his family.
It's such a simple design and really shows off the fabrics nicely.

I worked on my Stitch Tease strip a little more and used another one of Amy's patterns. Aren't these gardening gloves just so darn cute? The background fabric is the fabric I made on Spoonflower especially for this quilt bee.

Mr. Romance was gone one night this week (boy's night out) and today he had a continuing education class, so I had a lot of extra time to do a lot of sewing. I made 6 more granny squares this weekend,  adding to the 6 I made earlier in the week, bringing the grand total to 30 finished blocks, so far. I virtually sashed these in red this time, but I still favor the grey as my favorite.
I managed to get the Made in Cherry quilt basted and started quilting it today. Hopefully I can get the majority of the quilting finished on it tomorrow.
The fun this week was seeing this guy so excited about being 6 years old! They just grow up too fast, don't they? Happy Birthday, Corbin!

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Susan Snooks said...

The pinwheel will make a great picnic quilt! Will you use white as a background colour or something darker that won't get quite so dirty? So gardening gloves are fabulous!!! Corbin is so cute too! Great post!

Fabraholic said...

Love your made in cherry and your style to write.
I don't know how I found you, but I've been following you for some time now.

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

You are lucky I made it to the end after rubbing in the Joanns/DS goodies - sooooooo jealous xxx

Cindy said...

Your made in cherry is just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

LOVING that top right corner DS print! I need it in my life!! X

Canadian Abroad said...

You are on a sewing, project completing, shopping role these days! Loving those garden gloves!

sukie said...

I love your ds and your cherrie quilt! Awesome work woman!

Katy Cameron said...

The pinwheel quilt will be gorgeous with those fabrics. Love all the sewing you got done too! Happy birthday to Corbin :o)

Lucy | Charm About You said...

LOVE the fabrics :)
The gloves blocks is fabulous and the Cherry quilt looks fantastic!
Happy Birthday Corbin!

Annabella said...

Love the look of your idea for the picnic quilt - you`ve been so busy!!