Saturday, January 17, 2009

Ready! Set! Go!!!!

That'll be my mantra in the morning! I am ready to hit the floor running and get started on this beauty!

Yeppers! Triangles on a Roll arrived Friday! YAY for fast prompt shipping! The sections are cut...the fabrics are layered with a sheet on top of each...bobbins are wound...the Bernina is cleaned and lubed and ready to GO! Heck...I may even start tonight....but I really wanted to get all the prep work done so I can just sit and sew...and sew and sew and sew and sew....there are a LOT of half-square triangles in this lovely! a LOT. a l-o-t. LOTS! Not looking forward to the ripping of the paper....but it'll be worth it!

Today was a busy day.....morning trip to Sam's Club with the hubs...his fav' place to shop. Go figure. ;o) Then it was a mother/daughter afternoon...DD and I had a late lunch at HER fav' place--The Olive Garden....ran and returned the $32 Ott bulb to Hobby Lobby....hit the mall and picked up a NEW FLOOR LAMP !! YAY! Got a great deal (50% off) at JC Penney for a great dark metal pharmacy floor lamp...very me. Candles were purchased at the Yankee Candle sale....mmmmmm.mmmm...Harvest and Autumn Woods on SALE! Can't be beat! Old Navy for DD for some jeans etc...stopped off at Walgreens for a Daylight bulb for the new floor lamp. Came home and put the lamp together...screwed in the bulb and walaaah! A new stitching light that works like a charm and looks great too! Then I was down in the studio doing the prep work for the Heritage quilt and getting some laundry going. Now I'm settled in to my chair for a bit and starting to go thru the quilt books I got the other day.

If you have the chance to pick up the book *Designer Quilts* Great Projects from Moda's Best Fabric Artists, do it! There are fabulous 'interviews' with some of their more well-known fabric designers...and LOOK! This is truly the main reason I picked this book up....

Jan Patek's Low Burn Farm quilt!!! Oooooh....aaaaaah!!! I have KICKED myself for years for not picking this up from Jan when she had it kitted.....and of course by the time I was ready to bite the was gone. Long gone. *sigh* But now....I can make the quilt! Thank you Jan and thank you Moda for putting it in the book!!! So excited!!!!!!!

Another great quilt caught my eye too...which will cause me to purchase mass quantities of brushed homespun plaids...(Oh darn!)

This is Sandy Gervais' quilt in the book! Stunning!

There's lots more in the book, including a rug by Polly Minick and some stitchery....a great read!

I'm off now to delve in to the Blackbird Designs book! Looks like a winner too!!!

I hope you had a productive Saturday!


1 comment:

Karol said...

Great quilts in the book. Looking forward to seeing your new one done also.