Saturday, April 20, 2013


Fabric on the design wall:
The Quilted Fish Sugar and Spice
Heather Bailey Nicey Jane Hello Roses
Lori Holt Bee in My Bonnet Sew Cherry
Sarah Jane Children at Play
Tanya Whelan Grand Revival Dolce
Basic Grey Blush
Lecien Flower Sugar
Bonnie and Camille Ruby
Denyse Schmidt Picnic Dots
Michael Miller Strawberry Tea Teapot and Flowers
Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow Flower Fields
Timeless Treasures Sketch

Moda Bake Shop Chenille Quilt by Pam Lincoln 
Recipient: my niece:)

Tomorrow is my first guild meeting EVER!!  They are called the Tarheel Quilters Guild.  My friend, B. invited me and I simply could not pass up an afternoon of sewing time.  Oh no, no:)  I have a few projects besides the chenille top to work on.  I will be seam ripping into my Lucky Stars block to get that 1/2" difference in check.  I may bring my Dancing Stars top to hand stitch some more.

Look what I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop recently!  With the free shipping on orders over $40,  I snatched 6 spools of Aurifil 50 wt Mako cotton.  This thread purchase was a long time coming.  I did a lot of research before hand and spoke with friends around bloggy world here and there for a long time.  I am psyched to say the least about using this thread!!!!!!  While there, I found a grey Sketch print by Timeless Treasures for the pillows I plan on making for my living room couch *one of these days.*  This is the pattern I have been drooling over.  Lone Stars have entered back into my world.  Yikes!  Keeping my fingers crossed it works out a lot more smoothly this time around.  Here is the pillow where my original inspiration came from.  Karen of Laughter in Quilts did this one and I do believe she did a remarkable job with the pattern!!

I also bought some Aurifil colors over at Red Rock Threads in Silver Grey,Ice Blue and Sand for a great price!

 I opened up a spool the other day with B. so we could undertake some *necessary* touch testing!  Oh my it is soooo soft and worth all those pennies!!  Long staple cotton just sounds wonderful doesn't it??!!!!

Now if I only had something to quilt--NOW!  hehehehe

See ya'll soon!


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✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Glad you like the thread! I read somewhere that the reason it goes through the machine so smoothly is that the thread comes off from the top of the thread spool. I don't know if it's true, but it seems that way!

Beautiful quilt for your neice!

melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle said...

I hope to one day make a quilt! Love the colors! Life to the full! Melissa

Terriaw said...

Fun project on your design wall. Looks like the perfect project for a niece. I've read a lot of people raving about the Aurifil threads. Maybe I'll have time this summer to try them. Have fun at your quilt guild outing.

craftytammie said...

I want to try that chenille blanket tutorial! Pam is in one of my bees. Can't wait to see yours! and I know you'll love going to guild :)

Dee said...

Congratulations on the score! Thread is an important "tool" in the business of sewing and quilting!

Your pinkness made me smile! We have three boys here, so anything that lovely has to be appreciated!

Dee said...


have fun sewing your little heart out at the guild meeting! how fun!

Mama Spark said...

Hi Sara! I am anxious to see it all finished and hear what you thought of the process. It gets a little easier as you make more of them! Love all the "pinkness".
I like Aurifil thread too, so fine and easy to use. I also like Masterpiece from Superior. Hope the guild meeting was fun!