Saturday, September 20, 2008

Fun With Quilting

i do luv being thrfty with quilting. even if it's just for fun. this phase can't last long. with all those beautiful fabrics showing up in the stores. so i am enjoying the excitement of it before it passes. my Secondhand Comfort quilt is pinned. ready. but standing in line. as i need to finish up some other things. decided to hand quilt. & i have an idea to use as many beautiful colors as i can all over. that will of course necessitate a trip to the embroidery store. yeah. perhaps more than one trip. yeah yeah.i received permission to take those summer capri jeans on the right. they will not fit my growing niece next year. & will make a scrumptous Baby Secondhand Comfort quilt. & those printed cargo shorts on the left are going in Nora's Xmas Quilt. it's not a secret. the only secret is whether i will finish it in time for xmas or not. i'll tell you about Nora's xmas present from last year on another day.

i've signed up for my very first block exchange.it's cute. & it's xmas-y. how could i resist. many of you know Nanette. but i've been lurking on her blog Freda's Hive for many many months. she designed an easy block. & has already posted a tutorial. you should join too.i'm guessing that the blocks we make will be identical. but with all the stash xmas fabrics i have found. i could probably make my own scrappy xmas cottage quilt.

4 comments:

Tine said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on the quilts! The embroidery on those jeans is beautiful...
The block exchange looks fun too. Unfortunately I don't have enough time :-(

Melanie said...

Hia Karen, love the jeans embroidery.

I've been up to my eyes in house stuff all weekend. YUK!

Exciting looking project you seem to be planning!

Eileen said...

Yippee! I signed up for the cottage house exchange too! Maybe we'll be in the same group. :-) Wonder if we can make a special request..??

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm so glad you signed up for our exchange. It will be fun.