October 26, 2010

Have you heard!

So the gals over at Quilting Bee Blocks are at it. They have come up with a great concept of getting all of us sewers/bloggers together for a weekend summit. It isn't until October 2011, but it sounds like a ton of fun!

If you want to find out more about it click on their button above and it will take you straight to their page. If you have a few minutes help them out by filling out their survey.

Hope to see you there!

Take care mucho,

October 25, 2010

DC Modern Update

DC Modern had a great month of get togethers in October. Nicole graciously offered up her house for our regular meeting. I would say 20ish of us were there ready to share, chat and swap. It was so nice to see everyone since I wasn't able to make it to the September meeting.

Here is Nicole sharing one of her quilts. Below are just a few of the pics I took of other members who shared their amazing work!

The week after Katie B. was able to set up a great fabric event for us all. Pam of Del Ray Fabrics opened up her home to a whole slew of us ready to purchase fabric. Pam has a fabulous online store and allowed us to buy from here since we were a local group. I know I swiped my credit card a few times because her selection was amazing! Not to mention it was so nice to see the fabric in person instead of only on a computer screen. Katie's friend even made a quilt cake that was as delicious as it was gorgeous! I totally forgot my camera so I wasn't able to get good shots of the cake or the awesome fabric but this is just part of what I got that night ( I am a little embarrassed by how much I got, haha).

If you are interested in joining in on the DC Modern fun please sign up at our website ...

Plans for November has been set. I have started to call it our "Month of Giving" because we have two sewing events were we will be donate all the quilts made.

Take care mucho,

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I have been getting in the holiday spirit around here feeling like a busy little elf getting all my gifts ready in time. I am starting WAY early this year. I can hear some of you saying, "this is so not early", but I swear this is early for me. I am normally pulling all nighters for a few days before Christmas in order to finish things on time. I have a few Christmas things to share with you but only have pictures of one at the moment.

This tree skirt is for my sister. She saw the one I made a few years ago and wanted one for herself. Being an artist herself, she designed it. I helped her pick out the fabric and Voila! Of course we chose a fabric line no longer available after last Christmas, so I had to search high and low for it. In the end it was worth it because I am loving the way it has turned out ( btw it's Moda's Merry and Bright).

I have actually gotten a little further along than just piecing the top, but haven't had a chance to take good pictures of it yet. I will be sure to have a photo session soon to show it to you. This is definitely a favorite of mine. The only problem is now I want one and my other sister has put in a request as well :) Don't think those will be getting done in time for this Christmas.

Have you had a chance to get started on your "Christmas To Make" list? There are still a few things I need to make but, I learned from last year to dwindle the list down so that I am not sleep deprived by the time Christmas actually arrives.

take care mucho,