Wednesday, August 15, 2012


I'm posting my works in progress in hopes of lighting a spark to get me sewing. 

The Kaleidoscope quilt was made from a layer cake.
 In cutting the corners for the quilt I ended up with 162 triangles. 
Since this fabric is so beautiful and I love it, 
I just had to think of something to do with all those triangles. 

 I saw this quilt by anthropologie. 

My triangles were already cut, I just needed a small bit of solids.

So I tried this

and this

and finally this

Please excuse the poor photo, it's night time here.
Hopefully, I will get this triangle quilt layered and quilted 
within the next couple weeks.  
It's very different than the kaleidoscope, 
but I think I'm going to really like it when it's all done. 

I have a couple of small finishes

this little purse made for my grand daughter's 3rd birthday 

and this little bunny for my youngest grand-daughter.  
Bunny is sporting a reversible dress made 

I'm linking up over at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Happy Sewing : )

Sunday, August 12, 2012


I've been busy, busy, busy, as tomorrow 
starts the first day of school.
I've been back to work for a couple weeks, 
but the students are returning tomorrow.

I've been so busy with preparations at 
work that I have not sewn much. : (
Hopefully I can get back in the 
sewing groove in a few days.
In the meantime,
are you all keeping up with the
"Let's Get Acquainted" blog hop
 hosted by Plum and June?

This weeks schedule is
August 14
 Sarah from Sarah Sews
January from Sew Sew Go

August 16
Alison from Little Bunny Quilts
Cathy from Blueberry Patch

I'll be heading over both days
in hopes of some much needed inspiration.

Won't you join in?
Stop by, get to know a new blogger and
give a little love by leaving a comment.

See you at the hop : )

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Kaleidoscope Quilt

Whew,  July has been a busy, busy month. 

I spent the first part of the month completing this quilt. 

I started with a layer cake a few weeks ago. 
I had been saving a Kate Spain Fandango 
layer cake to make a quilt for our family room. 
We don't have any quilts in our home that I've made,
 so as I headed into my summer work break 
I was anxious to decide upon a pattern and get sewing.

I have always been fascinated 
with kaleidoscope quilts and wanted to try one. 

Fandango seemed perfect.
The kaleidoscope has large enough pieces to
 really show off the beautiful prints of this fabric line. 
The dark brown really set off the prints and made the colors pop.

As I began sewing, 
I realized that this quilt was really meant to be 
my youngest daughter's quilt.

Quilting close up

Back Side & quilting

You can't really see from this photo, 
but the three green arrows point to  
writing written on the pink fabric serving as my label
 and message for my daughter.

close up of backside

Fandango, Kona Brown, kaleidoscope.....pure perfection to me. 
I believe this is probably my favorite 
quilt I've made to date. It's not only beautiful, 
but special to both my daughter and me. 

I love it! 

Samantha's Kaleidoscope
50.5 X 67.5
8.5" Kaleidoscope quilt block
Kate Spain's Fandango Line
Kona Brown
Warm and natural batting
July 2012