Friday, August 20, 2010

things to look forward to...

First, some really fun sewing!

20 blocks down on the aqua and mustard mermaid quilt. They come together so quickly, so I think I can get the remaining ones done this weekend and start sewing the top together! My goal was 48 blocks, but I dare say that will make a HUGE quilt. So I think I'll go 30 blocks and see from there. That should make it about 64" by 75". Thank you for all of the advice about the fabric rippling I was getting when I started sewing these together. I'm still not 100% sure about what the big fix was, but I changed my needle, rethreaded, and upped my stitch length, then all was well.

I saw this and had to order the fabric pronto. I haven't been buying many prints lately, but I think these will make great fall placemats, table runners, etc. I love it!

And of course a few more prints were calling my name. I love the scalloped print on top and the red prints. The elephants and plaid, eh, I'm having buyer's remorse. But I'm sure I can find a use for them.

But the big thing I'm looking forward to is a freshly painted house! Rob is currently outside with my brother-in-law spraying, spraying, spraying. Woo hoo! We're going from pinky-cream and brown to mossy green and burnt orange deliciousness.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Hopefully I'll have some good photos to share early next week about all that gets done around here!


Amy said...

Nice house colors! I think that combo will look fantastic. I think those little elephants are cute! You don't like them?

Jenny said...

oooh, i love all the fabrics you chose! im sure they will be fabulous in a project...or you could swap them...hint..hint!

big change with house colors! that will be awesome!

Poppyprint said...

FAB fabrics! I'd happily take those ele's off your hands...wanna swap? Oh, I see Jenny has beaten me to it. haha!

Can't wait to see the 'new' house!

Micki said...

The fabrics are just beautiful! You mad wonderful choices!

Valerie said...

I broke down last week and ordered those chicken prints -- all the oatmeal and red and grey ones. Couldn't stand the cuteness! :) And your first block reminds me that I need to do something with my Joel Dewberry fabric as well. Thanks for the reminder. ;)