Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lattes, Skinnies, And That Class I Went To

This week is the Have A Latte blog day is Wednesday, April 15th. That's the big tax day in
the USA, but luckily I've got my taxes all done and filed so I can sit back and enjoy this hop. 
The Queen of Coffee, Madame Samm at Sew We Stitch, created the Have A Latte blog hop 
and the funny and always entertaining Joan at Moosestash Quilting will be cheering us on.
The whole schedule for the hop is HERE
Be sure to join us for a cup of whatever you're drinking!

Then there was that class I took this weekend...

I've never taken a sewing class and I didn't really want to go after signing up, but I have to
admit that I totally had a blast with the adorable teacher, Margie Ullery of Ribbon Candy Quilting.
Maudie, from Dave's Bernina, was the best hostess! So glad she talked me into this!
The ladies in the class were so nice and some of them just cracked me up!

We worked on Margie's Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah on Friday (the one with the gazillion pieces.)
It's so cute that it will be worth all that cutting and ironing when it's done!

Saturday was Hoots Hollow day...I love those owls!
It seems to me that the hardest part of taking a class with so many talented quilters is
that I kept wishing I'd made my project in different fabrics. This was so, so cute in black and white,
 and the batik one was incredible! Lots and lots of ways to be creative with this pattern. 

Lana at It Seams to Be Sew gave me a couple mini charm packs (thanks again Lana!) so I 
incorporated them into some other fabrics I had in my stash. It's already destined to go to a new baby 
girl, so I'll be busy stitching it all together this week. Seriously, those owls just make me smile!

I won this book...oh boy, oh boy...Quilted Skinnies by Margie. Her Skinnies are amazing!
It is full of the most sweet looking applique pieces. I can't wait to make a Skinnie or two, or three!

I swore I wouldn't buy any more patterns until I used some of the ones I have. Then I saw this book. 
There's a monkey in that book that just begs to be sewn for one of my Monkey Boys!
 Had to have it, of course.

Here's what I came home with. It was tough buying those patterns and book. Not!
Margie has TONS of these cute Skinnies and I want more, more, more!
FYI--I'll be giving away one of those Skinnie patterns on Wednesday.


Robin said...

Those are all so adorable. I love the skinnies I might have to order me some too!

Robin in Washington State

Createology said...

Wow Carol you are showing wonderful projects and Congratulations on the win. Monkey Boys HAVE to have something from this perfect Monkey pattern. I do sew love Madamm Samm's hops. Sew on dear...

Mary said...

Carol that quilt is going to be adorable. Looks like you have got a cute lot of fun quilts to play with.

StitchinByTheLake said...

My best friend and neighbor, who is really like a sister more than a friend, has a monkey. A real one. Her name is Katie and she is so adorable, though way more trouble than any toddler! I love that monkey pattern...might have to see about finding that book. :) blessings, marlene

Kimberly said...

What is a skinny and what do you do with it. That looks more doable to me than making a quilt!

Corrie H. @ Mountain Stitches said...

Looks like you had a fun weekend! Looking forward to the Hop.

krislovesfabric said...

Those bee hives look cute, you have been busy Carol!

Vickie said...

Cute stuff ! I signed up to go to Paducah :/ ....dreading the pinwheel class....not into pinwheels....but like you, once I'm there, I'll probably have fun.

Ribbon Candy Quilts said...

Love how your owls turned out!!! can't wait to see the quilt all put together! I had such a great time chatting with you, look forward to doing it again!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like fun sewing ahead for you. LOVE to Hoots Hollow and that monkey will be adorable.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Those quilts are so adorable! Your version of the owls looks great and I'm sure will be much loved when it's gifted. I've never taken a quilting class but I would have loved to go to one of those quilts classes.

Mary Ann said...

I've quit kicking myself over patterns/books long ago. I adore them and don't have any nasty vices so I accept collecting patterns . Does no harm. Your little owls are adorable. Lucky little baby who gets this one. Can't wait to see the monkey project. Have fun with your sewing.

Kathy H said...

Such cute owls. All those patterns look wonderful. Looking forward to the next hop too. said...

Those are all so cute. Glad you took the class and enjoyed it! I always fuss about getting going even though I sign up for stuff, once I am out the door I am good. Love the books you got, and your quilts are going to be gorgeous.

beaquilter said...

can't wait to see all your projects! how is it telling you to applique it?