Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sewing Day!

I had a very relaxing yet productive day today. This week is my spring break, and I didn't have to work today or tomorrow, so I decided to spend my time working on my scrap quilts. First thing when I woke up, I started working on my 16 patch scrappy blocks, and by 1pm I had them all done! Here are some pictures of the blocks.

After I got these blocks done I went and picked up some fabric from the UPS will call. Why at the will call you ask? Because I can't for the life of me get UPS to deliver things to my home at a time when I'll actually be there. It's a whole lot of fun. Anyway it was fabric that I had been waiting for for a while, so I was excited to get it. It's the water bouquet print in the color midnight, from Amy Butler's "Love" line.Then I got back and started working on the pinwheel blocks for the "patches and pinwheels" quilt I'm making. Hopefully I'll get them finished tomorrow, and then I'll be able to put the top together.

I still can't find my camera, but my boyfriend was kind enough to let me use his (thanks Davy!). So as promised, here are the pictures of my purchases from Tuesday. In the first picture are the remnants I picked up at JoAnn's, and in the second picture are the great prints I picked up at Sew Unique Threads.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Or maybe I should make that a double bummer.

The first bummer is that I got in a fender bender yesterday. My neighbor and I (her driveway is across from mine) backed out of said driveways at the exact same time. My car is fine though, the spare tire on the back took the impact, and there doesn't appear to be any damage. Hers on the other hand was not in as good of shape :/. Thankfully the cop said I was not at fault, and I didn't receive a ticket. I don't know if she did or not though. I hope not, that would be an extra crappy day. :(

Second bummer is I can't find my camera. This is sad because I was going to show you some of the new yummy fabric I bought yesterday. I decided that since it is spring break, I wanted a shopping day. :) My friend Deirdre and I drove to Battle Creek and stopped at two quilt shops. The first one was a MAJOR disappointment. We went to The Quiltery because it had nice reviews online, and it wasn't far from the other shop we wanted to go to. When we got there, we found out that she is going out of business, and there were about 10 bolts of fabric in the whole place. Needless to say, we weren't there long.

The next store we went to was great though. Sew Unique Threads is a great little specialty shop on the north east side of Battle Creek. She specializes in Amy Butler, and Kaffe Fasset prints (and other fabrics of this nature). We spent A LOT of time in this adorable store, and of course I had to bring some fabric home with me. Maybe if I find my camera I can upload a picture of my purchases tomorrow.

Right now I have many projects in process. I recently stumbled across Bonnie Hunter's website. If you haven't been there before you should definitely check it out. Her website is It is AWESOME for cleaning out scraps from your stash that you have no plan for. Anyway, I'm working on a couple of her "stash-buster" projects. I am also working on a large radiant star quilt with some of the fabrics from Amy Butler's "Love" line. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Well hopefully soon I'll be able to post pictures of all that I'm working on. Maybe I'll just have to borrow my boyfriends camera for a while so that you have some pretties to look at. :)

Right now

Monday, March 1, 2010

Let's start at the beginning

So here goes nothing....

This is the fourth blog I've ever started. I've been a blogger on multiple blog sites since I was 15 years old. I never really took them seriously, they were really just a public journal for me, but this time is different.

I've been a fan of quilter's blogs for quite some time now. I've been quilting since I was 8 years old, and I've decided it's time to give my input into the world of quilting. Hopefully I can learn some things as well as teach others.

I've named this blog "My Favorite Things" because that are what quilts are to me. They are color, design, accomplishment, comfort, and warmth all wrapped up into a one of a kind creation. They inspire me to be the person I want to be. They teach me patience, and perseverence. They allow me to share my talents and abilities with others. They are an expression of myself.

I would really love to share projects that I'm working on and also some of my own designs. I would really like to begin a community of quilting where we can all share our ideas. Also, I would love to make this a place for younger quilters to expand their talents in fiber arts. There has been some small resurgence of sewers and crafters in younger generations, but stereotypically quilting is only for our mothers and grandmothers. We love them and their work, but if we don't keep this art alive it will cease to exist. Lets keep this timeless artform going shall we?!