Monday, October 5, 2015

All in the Studio.

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So, I haven't been able to share complete projects with you because I am working on my book, but I figured a couple of sneak peeks would be fun.  First things first though, I am completely distracted by beautiful fabric.  If you know me, it's been hard to keep bundles of fabric in my studio.  I end up giving them away because I can't get to the projects away. So, I have made myself a new goal!  The goal is to keep the fat quarter bundles that I can't live without. I do, after all - co-own a quilt shop. ;-) Good Karma is one of those bundles I can't live without, isn't the fabric just gorgeous?  It is sitting in my studio just looking pretty and waiting for the project to be made into.

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So, this is my first sneak peek.  Gorgeous, eh? 
 
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I finished last week and the quilt turned out fantastic, and huge!  I don't know why I made the quilt so big, but I am happy to be finished with it.  I can't wait to share the entire project with you, but you'll have to wait. It will be worth it, I promise. 

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To keep my own sanity in the studio, I always try to have a "want to" project going.  This want to project is the Metro Medallion quilt by Sew Kind of Wonderful.  I am going to make a queen size quilt for my bed.  I am looking to update the colors in my room and I love the colors I have chosen for this project.
You can also see another peek of one of my other quilts for my book. 

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Life is busy, but it sure is fun. This little boy is the light of my life - his father's too.  We are so happy to have another year with him home while his older siblings are in school.  This picture was taken last week when we went to Superior Threads to get thread for our customers.  He was so helpful.  He looked for the numbers on the So Fine thread, I told him how many to put in the basket and he pulled the whole order for me.  It took twice as long, but it was so worth it.  Love this boy.  

I hope you are enjoying October so far, I can't believe it is October already.  Time moves too quickly, but we are doing our best to enjoy the journey. 


15 comments:

mascanlon said...

He sure is a cutie with a great smile! And the quilts are fabulous!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Awww, I remember those days. You do savor them. Then they are off to school and growing faster than lightning

I love that stack of fabric, yikes!

Rike Busch said...

Looks like lot of fun. I wpuld love to shop there! :)
Greetingsfrom Germany, Rike

Lynette said...

Look at his SMILE! How happy he is to be helpful. :D Love the sneak peeks so much.

Kellie Warren said...

I understand completely, i just bought fabric for the the 1930s quilt a long, a big round baby quilt for my grandbaby, and quilt for a Christmas fift which I am sweating gettibg done at this point. Then....I gave a ton of the fabric away to a young lady down the street, single mother who can not afford the fabric to do the quilt a long but wants to so badly as she can not really get out and DO things like other girls her age. Ok, i felt good about it (that was hard, i love my fabrics and spent a fortune that i did not really have to spend myself ). THEN, my lovely expensive iron died, lol. So, I am now without an iron, fabric for project number 3 and part of project number 2 and too broke to do anything about it. But i figure the universe will repay me in kindness down the line someday. The joy on her face was priceless. I love to give! It makes you feel happy all over :)

Chris said...

"Gorgeous,EH?"
Sounds like you spent some time in Canada.

Bernie Kringel said...

Great to see bits and pieces of your work. It is inspiring!
Your little guy is so sweet and will remember these times with his mama, helping out.

Teresa Silva said...

What a cutie and a great helper. I can't wait for your book. The sneak peeks are awesome.

the zen quilter said...

I hate to sound like a broken record but You. Are. So. Talented! Amazing work - really.

Barb said...

Your work always amazes me...

Rebecca Grace said...

I love that your little guy helps with your thread shopping! Yes, it's totally worth it, even though it takes them longer to do it than it takes to do it yourself. It's the difference between raising kids who learn to contribute to their family and realize that they are an important part of the family's success, and raising spoiled teenagers who lounge around like the world revolves around them, claiming that they don't know where you keep the vacuum cleaner and it's not their job to fold the laundry. Says this mom of a spoiled teenager, who wishes she let him help more when he was at that sweet young age where it was so much fun to "help mommy!" ;-) I just hope this is a hormone-driven nasty phase and my sweet little boy will resurface as a sweet young man on the other side of adolescence!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

great little helper! And I too have a couple of fat quarter bundles (you have such great sales, I cant resist!) But they are still sitting on my shelf...too pretty to cut up !

Linda R said...

Your youngest son is just soooo adorable. I imagine he loved helping out and feeling so much like a big boy. Your quilting is awesome as always and you always seem to be able to pick out the most beautiful fabric and colours! They are always so nice and go together so well.
Love your posts.

Susan S said...

I noticed the "eh" too :} I'm a Canadian and gosh, that is the most versatile word ever. Love the sneak peeks and look forward to the new book!

Leeanne said...

Your quilting ALWAYS inspires me! Cute young helper you have.