Sunday, March 27, 2011


I've decided it's time to face my fear and give solids a try! I couldn't bring myself to go cold turkey so I added a print and a polka dot. This stack is earmarked for a tres moderne baby boy quilt. What am I so afraid of? Is it the lime green, the gray...I don't know. I keep putting them away and getting them out. They sit on my cutting table and taunt me - wash me, cut me, use me! This is going to be a real challenge for me. These colours (and the pattern) are waaaaay outside my comfort zone. I promise to post a picture of the finished quilt (and maybe a few sneak peaks along the way)! Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I finally got started on my citrus Juice Boxes quilt. This is the third quilt I've made from this pattern and I LOVE it more each time! It took me FOREVER to decide if I wanted to add in Kona white or just use the prints. It's amazing how I can become paralyzed by these decisions. Sometimes I just have to force myself to pick up my blade and cut. In the end I'm usually happy with the results. I hope to have the top pieced this week.
In the meantime I'm having lots of fun with "sewing" projects. I've never considered myself a sewer per se, but I'm learning. There are so many fabulous tutorials out there and I'm enjoying the challenge (and frustration) of trying some of them out. My mom was a fabulous sewer and I regret not paying more attention when she was sewing and asking her to teach me. I just wasn't interested at the time. How I would love to have her expertise now. I'm not sure if I "inherited" her sewing genes - maybe time will tell!