Sunday, January 27, 2013

Too much?

I had a lot of fun on Friday at Colorz for Quilts. In the morning, we had a first meeting of machine quilters from the area. In fact, we made a decision to start a group and even came up with a name: "Lakes Area Machine Quilter's". We plan to meet monthly and see how it goes. If you are in the Brainerd Lakes area and do mid-arm or long-arm quilting, we would love to have you join us!

In the afternoon, as part of the Grand Opening doings, I demonstrated all of Karen Kay Buckley's awesome applique tools. It was fun to see lots of quilters that I hadn't run into for a while and demonstrate Perfect Circles, Stems and Karen's wonderful scissors.

Another fun thing--my fat quarter pack of Indigo Crossing arrived at the shop--love it! I have a couple of things planned for this stack of yummy fabric--can't wait to start in on them.

Unfortunately this bundle won't fit in my peach crate of other Minick and Simpson fabrics.

I forgot I had that jelly roll and those layer cakes.
And there's another layer of fat quarters underneath--ack!
Since my goal is to use up my stash (I know--I need to STOP adding more!) I decided to use my Minick and Simpson fabrics to work on the Temecula Sew Along here

The particulars for the Sew Along:

Sew Along begins January 25th
New post each Friday for 5 weeks
Pieced blocks are 5" finished
Five blocks in each row
25 blocks total
(are you noticing a theme here?)
Finished Quilt 40" x 40"

Temecula Sew Along Row One using Minick and Simpson stash
 I'm also continuing to keep up with my Grandmother's Choice blocks. 

Block 22 Jack's Delight.
I happened to use a "seaweed" fabric. Barbara Brackman wrote about them today here.
Lastly, I am using some of my stash of homespun fabrics to work on the
Country Threads 2013 Free Online Sampler Quilt.

January Saw Tooth Star Blocks

Be sure to check out their blog: "Country Threads Chicken Scratch" here to find the block instructions. Also, check older posts to see photos of their big remodel. 

AND don't miss this! They have marked some of their patterns down to $1.00 and the shipping is free until February 1st--check it out here!  

You can see I've been doing a lot of piecing. 
I do have a big applique project I'm just beginning that I will have photos of soon. 
Happy sewing!


  1. You can't go wrong with ANYTHING out of Minnick & Simpson fabric. The blocks are great!

  2. I love Minick and Simpson fabrics. Great choice for your row quilt. I can't wait to get my hands on some of that Indigo line. I like your Grandmother's choice block too.