I was moving around and sorting some fabric that has been multiplying like the Star Trek Tribbles,
when I noticed a small container of fabric that I didn't remember I had. It was purple!
I envisioned another Dresden quilt and that did it! I stopped what I was doing and went to sew.
My fabric can be sorted and moved around another day!
After a little over an hour I had it cut out and some pieces sewn.
Apparently, my attention span is rather short these days because while sewing I looked out
the window and saw that we had some new yellow flowers blooming in the yard.
I stopped sewing and went to take pictures of them. The Dresden can wait!
I'm loving this warmer weather and all the beauty its bringing!
I had a blast at the local quilt show that was held over the weekend. There were some amazing quilts
on display, some that I wouldn't ever, ever, ever take on. Wowzers! Some of them were incredible!
I spent Friday at the show with Barbara, who won 1st place in the modern quilt category.
Way to go, Barbara! Congratulations!
She was in the Rush Hour blog hop with this quilt...see it and her story about the quilt HERE.
I ran into Deonn from Quiltscapes (I love that lady!) and she gave me a signed copy of
the magazine with her quilt pattern in it. I HAVE to sew this cute baby! Thanks, Deonn!
I went back to the quilt show on Saturday and hung out with my best friend, Brenda.
She spent Friday night at my house and we stayed up really late just chatting.
We've been friends for over 30 years, so we never run out of things to talk about!
Thanks, Brenda, for the best time I've had in a long time!
I saw this at the Scrap Apple Quilts booth where Linda was showing us how it worked.
Have you seen this before? Check out the video HERE...it's an amazing tool!
Guess I better go back and work on the purple Dresden...
at least until something else catches my attention.
Oh, wait! There's the Have A Latte Blog Hop still going on.
The whole schedule and my giveaway can be found HERE.
Lots of cool stuff being created in this hop!
It's my day to sit and have a Latte (or cup of tea) with you...COME ON IN!
Madame Samm at Sew We Stitch loves her coffee, so Have A Latte was definitely her style. Add a spoonful of Joan over at Moosestash Quilting to cheer us on and this is quite a party! I'm more of a tea drinker, so that beautiful fabric, Have A Latte by Clothworksmade me want to run to the nearest Starbucks to get me one of their Green Tea Lattes and a scone or two. Yum!
I did a little paper piecing (which I love to do) and created a quilt that measures 45" x 45". It's the perfect size to snuggle under while sipping away at my green tea latte. A Cup or Two For Me and You!
I found the cup blocks HEREand the coffee grinder block HERE.
The finished blocks were 8" x 8".
I love the striped binding!
The back is just solid colored fabric, but I created it with a method I found at several different
websites. The fabric gets cut on a diagonal and then slides down to make it bigger.
Crazy, but it works!
My fabric was a little less than 43" wide, so using this method added a few inches...very cool!
The link I found and used includes a calculator and instructions - Multi-Patch, Inc. HERE.
Uh-oh! A storm threatened our little photo taking outing.
Another quick shot with the storm in the background...
...and the wind showing us who's in charge. Time to go!
Look who's drinking sewing a cup or two of amazing stuff:
When I was given a zippered bag at the last retreat I attended, I fell in love with using it
for my in-progress projects. I can see what's inside and it looks nice when I take it with me.
I took those gorgeous legs and added them to my own zippered bag using a combo of applique
and embroidery. A couple teacup pockets and a ruffle finished it off just perfectly for me!
It's a really nice size for those projects...17" x 19".
I love it with my scalloped zipper and see-through pouch!
Sometimes Creepy Bunny stops by and begs to have a cup of tea with me.
He likes my purple polka dot cup the best!
Check out the others who are sharing their Tea For Two.
I've been loving everything these talented ladies have made with Cori's pattern!