Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Off Topic

I just felt the need to post this.  My husband made a new collar for our dog, Fuego.  He started with a survival bracelet.  He deconstructed it and taught himself how to make it and then made it double-wide because Fuego is a giant dog, or, as my mom puts it, a miniature horse.

On the left, we have the finished product next to a store bought collar.  On the right, we have a dog that is such a camera hound that we could barely get her to hold still long enough to get a picture of her wearing the new collar.

And now, because my husband is a good and smart husband, he used the leftover cord to make me a matching keychain.  :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fabric Carnage

Well, after hours of organizing, agonizing and cutting, I have this pile of carnage...

I finally cut the pieces for all the asterisks!  YAY!  I cut enought to make 12 blocks because I'm not into perfectly square quilts and an extra set just in case.  I'll use the one that doesn't make the cut in the backing somewhere.  Now, I need to get the background pieces cut...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Supernova Quilt-a-long Fabric

I think I finally got my fabric together for the Supernova least I hope that I do, because the cutting instructions become available tomorrow!  Whew.  Talk about waiting until the last minute.  I know, right?

The pictures aren't great, but the background is going to be a navy blue with an accent og the light blue.  All the asterisks will be made from the coral, pink and orange fabrics.

Tell me what you think!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Retreat Time!

Okay.  So I went on my first 4 day retreat that was far enough from home that I wasn't going back to get anything I forgot.  It was great.  I got so much done!  I completed the middle of 2 different quilt tops.  They both still need borders, of course, but here is a sneak peek.

A Debbie Caffrey mystery quilt from last July

A North American Mystery Series quilt from at least a year ago...maybe 2?  I'm pretty sure it was Japan.
 My goal is to get the borders on in the next couple of weeks.  I'll get better photos and show you the whole quilt then!

I have so many mystery quilts in various stages of completion.  I think I need to complete them (at least the tops) before I start on the many new projects that are on my 'to sew' list.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I have decided to start my blog.  I have also decided to join my first quilt-along.  Fortunately, the two have coincided.  :)  The quilt-along will be to make the Supernova Quilt featured (and designed by) Lee over at Freshly Pieced.  Check out her blog and then join in the fun!

Supernova Quilt by Lee at Freshly Pieced