Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sherbet Dreams – In Progress

Happy Friday!  It’s an especially happy Friday because I have a finished quilt top to share.  I’ve actually had it done for about a week, but I’ve been a little slow to take photos of this one.

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Since the colors of this quilt remind me of a cone of sherbet, I decided the only fitting name was Sherbet Dreams, which also seems like a good name since it is summertime and there’s nothing better than having a cone of ice cream.  Am I right?

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I’ve already put the back together for this one and it has now been added to my pile of quilts in progress.  Time to order some batting so I can work on finishing this one up!

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

Rooftop Crafting

Back in April I signed up to attend a day-long crafting workshop with Heather Ross and I have been anxiously counting down the days until it arrived this past Sunday.  It was so much fun and I met lots of new crafting/quilting/sewing friends.   The event was held on her rooftop and it was hot, hot, hot!  But that didn’t stop all of us from having a great time and getting our craft on.

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The theme of the day was family, in honor of her new book How To Catch A Frog.  After checking out some inspiration, we dug through an endless supply of crafting goodies.  Seriously, it was a craft-lovers dream come true.

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It was so fun to see all of the creative ideas everyone came up with.  What a talented group of people!

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Later in the day, we had the option to take a field trip and visit the South Street Seaport Museum , home to Bowne & Co. Stationers.  I can’t believe I had no idea this place existed, and I even lived close to the museum many years ago when I first lived in New York.  Bowne & Co. is a great find and I can’t wait to take visitors there when they are in town.

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After a full day of crafting, we wrapped up the day with some Meyer lemon cocktails while Heather signed books and gifted us with fabric from her Briar Rose and upcoming Far Far Away collection.  Far Far Away comes out next month and I can’t wait to get my hands on it, but maybe first I should finally get around to using Briar Rose in a quilt.  It’s going to happen!

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Thanks to Heather and her team for hosting such a fun event.  It was a great day and I can’t wait for the next one.

A Happy Little Accident

My next quilt color/fabric combination is one of those happy accidents that sometimes strike.  While I was working on my Hopscotch quilt I had quite the mess going on and had stacked (aka thrown in a big heaping pile) a bunch of fabric on a chair.  It was then that I noticed how well they went together and my next quilt color combination was born.

008 You’ll recognize these fabrics from the Hopscotch quilt.  Remove the blues and greens from the Hopscotch quilt and you’re left with bright, happy pinks and oranges that remind me of rainbow sherbet.   Yummy!

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I didn’t know how much I like pink and orange together until I saw this stack of fabrics.

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Now I have to decide the quilt pattern.  I have some ideas but I’m not sold on any one of them yet.  The only thing I do know is that I want to limit the white space on this one and really stick to the bright colors.

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I’m off to do some pattern brainstorming!