Saturday, February 21, 2009

Orange Crush

Little did I realize how much I really do like orange. After all, my basement family room is orange... all the way around too; not just one wall! However, MFG is the one who chose the color, not me. But I have to admit that after 3 years it has grown on me. Or I've turned a blind eye to it. It took the OP challenge for me to notice these orange walls again.

Pat's orange pile virtual retreat has been been great fun so far and I can't wait to see what's in store tomorrow. You should go check out her site and take a look at all the different color combinations with orange.

Here's what I've accomplished so far on my OP quilt...

And considering the fact that when it gets late my brain stops functioning properly, which only results in far too many mistakes. So I am calling it quits for now.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Catching Up

So here's what I've been up to lately...

Finished a quilt top (the first one for 2009). Yeah, I'm not a quilt-a-week-type gal (or a month for that matter). The pattern is Double Takes I from Anka's Treasures

Even though the Quilt Inspector gave his approval, he did point out my mistakes in the quilt top. Can you find them??? You know, there are some quilters who actually plan a mistake into their quilts. Pshaw! Amateurs!!! My mistakes come naturally.

In my defense for only completing one quilt top so far: I've also been learning to knit; however, there's no need to punish you with a picture of that sad project! And continuing to do the hand quilting on Precious Granddaughter's quilt. And participating in Beth Moore's newest bible study, Esther. (If you've never done a Beth Moore bible study, I would highly recommend you do so soon!)

Also found the fun fabrics for pat sloan's new orange challenge. Don't they make you feel happier just looking at them?!

But while I was shopping for these, I also discovered Pat's new Arabella line in the shop. And of course I had to have some of that too!!! Now I ask you.... how could one possibly pass on these?

I also selected my next quilt project and have already begun the cutting process:

Yes, you are right.... I told you before blue is not one of my favorite colors to work with. But... the green just made it so irresistible.

Next there is the mini scrap swap I'm participating in. This is just a hint (in case she hasn't received them yet) of what I recently mailed to my swap partner...

Lastly, to prove to you that I really did organize and clean my sewing room:

Still kicking around ideas for the window treatments/curtains. Everything in due time. But check out the earlier post and tell me if this is not a definite improvement!

So... what have you been up to?

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pawsitive Tails -- The Quilt Inspector

Some people have quilt cats.

Cats who sit demurely atop a quilt or a stack of fabrics.
Refusing, in their regal-ness, to look at the camera.
Adding an air of aplomb and sophistication to the setting.

I, on the other hand, have.....


He is always ready to inspect and provide his input....

He approves!!!

Buzz blesses this quilt top by doing the
Snoopy Dance!

And all is good with the world :D