I just signed up for a swap. Yes, yes I did. I must admit I’m a little nervous (this is my first swap and it’s pouches) but I can definitely do this and the excitement I feel at getting goodies in the mail outweighs the anxiety. I think.
Now to find that perfect pattern … and sweets! Must look for amazing sweets!
OMGosh I’m famous! I decided that this morning when I realized I have had 2 comments on my posts. I only have (had) 4 posts published and I’m pretty sure that’s some kind of record! No? Ah, well, burst my bubble. Either way, I’m still pretty excited that people are out there and have enjoyed my blathering enough to comment. Keep ’em coming, y’all!
I have to admit I’ve loved the look of the Prism quilt pattern from the moment I laid eyes on it. Love the modern look, the grays with the pops of color in the corners… When Amy of 13 spools mentioned a quilt along, I knew I had to jump on board. The only issue left was what fabric to use, what fabric to use? Well Amy solved that one for me too when she posted all her color ideas for the pattern. When I saw this, I knew I had to use all the horrendous yellow/gold/mustard fabric I’d just received from my Pink Castle 1/2 yard bundle subscription.
I have a secret to share, OK, not so secret any longer, you might have guessed by the “horrendous” descriptor that I kind of loathe the latest “modern” mustard colored fabric trend . I mean, really? Mustard? UGH. I must admit, however, that it looks beautiful with my grey diamonds and Bella Solid Prune centers. But hey, YOU be the judge.
My ex husband’s niece is having a baby. She isn’t sure what the gender of the baby is yet, but every time I think of her and the pregnancy I see a little girl. I started this quilt with that instinct in mind. Inspired by this quilt by Malka Dubrawsky. Looking back and comparing the two, it seems hers has more layers but I’m still enjoying my version.
I’m working on the quilting, with my Huskavarna Viking (Quilt Designer II), attempting the Roses pattern (some spirals, some olives and chained circles) from my LAQ lesson. Let me tell you, FMQ-ing on my home machine is much more challenging than using a longarm. It seems to require much more control over my fine motor skills. Who knows? After all this FMQ practice maybe my video gaming will improve. Wouldn’t my boyfriend be pleased … 😉
So far tonight I’ve broken 6 new needles on the machine. It’s been frustrating, but I think I’m working out the kinks. HOWever, 5 replacement needles was all I had so the remainder of the quilting will have to be done after our holiday camping trip. I was hoping to have it done and one side of the binding sewn on so I could hand stitch the rest while relaxing by the campfire but that was not to be. See you next week Lil’ Red. I know you’ll be waiting for me.