Monday, January 07, 2008

Time in my sewing room :-)


Remember the cute vintage styled Valentine's Day fabric I showed you last week? I spent the better part of the week thinking about what do make. (cue the Jeopardy music) I knew I had yardage and more of the same fat quarters but where. I spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning digging in boxes but NOTHING! grrrrr! And, then Saturday evening it hit me. I pulled the step ladder into my sewing room and climbed to reach the highest shelf in my sewing room and right there in the far corner, away from prying eyes was the second pile of fat quarters and yardage. WooHoo! I had more fat quarters and yardage but still no plan. (the Jeopardy music is still playing) I looked through patterns and books but still nothing! The fabric is primarily pink and creams/whites with a couple of red and tan fat quarers! Snowballs!!!! Late Saturday evening I skipped off into my sewing room, introduced myself to my cluttered cutting table, rotary cutter, ruler, pressing surface, iron and sewing machine. They'd really been missing me! LOL The busyness started - cutting, sewing, pressing, cutting, sewing, etc. Late Saturday night I was still sewing and my DH was watching TV in the other room and he commented about how nice it was to hear the sound of my machine. (I'm keeping him) I got completed one set of blocks - went to bed and Sunday afternoon I started sewing again. Cutting, sewing, pressing, cutting, sewing, pressing and then it was DONE! :-) Sometimes simple is THE way to go. The quilt rack in the entry to my home is bare so I need to quilt this one ASAP.

I had several e-mails asking what line this is, etc. It's called "For The One I Love" by Moda and Indigo Junction (Vintage Workshop) and I think I've had it about four years.

Prairie Sweets update - only 9 blocks left to applique. This could be a flimsey sometime this week!

I hope that you're keeping your needle threaded! Thank you for visiting - come again!

In Friendship!

30 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's adorable!

Linda said...

Well aren't you a clever little vegemite.....lol... very cute and the fabrics look lovely all stitched together. So glad your getting your "groove" back and reaquainting yourself with your sewing machine.

Carole said...

Wow, that's a sweet one! Love the way you are so disciplined! Me, I've been a vegetable for the last year! It's a beauty! Thanks for sharing!

Mar said...

great plan for those fabrics, it's adorable. Yep, my needles are threaded. I keep popping between my machine and my applique! :-)

Screen Door said...

I just love this-- you'll have it for years to come...

Kim said...

That turned out great! Now you've got that Jeopardy music playing in my head, though! Well, I suppose it's better than the voices . . . .

Catherine said...

It's wonderful! So cheerful.

Patti said...

Absolutley perfect use of these fabrics. The snowballs have big enough pieces that the cute print can still be enjoyed. You sure finished this quickly - nothing can stop you when you are on a mission! :-)

Libby said...

A perfect valentine *s*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey I have some of that fabric I think. I love Valentine fabric. So pinky!! Love me some pinky you know.
You are one productive little sewer aren't you? Pronounced so er not sewer. ROFLOL!!!

Not Lucy said...

Good for you! Look forward to seeing the picture of it on the quilt rack sometime this week! :) I have yet to get going in the sewing room this year. Too many other pressing things. I hope to do a little on my four seasons quilt swap quilt today so it gets in the mail in the next week or so. I just need to get going!!!!

Wendy said...

Oh lordie women...you are incredible. Love the valentine quilt and you always pick the prefect pattern. I was looking at a snowball pattern on Sat but unlike you nothing happened.

CONNIE W said...

You sound so happy! Lovely quilt, great looking!

McIrish Annie said...

sooo cute, little hearts in the center of each block would be lovely!!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Oh, that is so sweet. I love the snowball blocks!!! It sounds like your love has been rekindled again!! ......getting in the sewing room for a good run of quilting always revives my love of doing it!

heidi said...

Very sweet and congratulations for getting back into the groove. I just discovered your blog and have found much within to inspire. I'll be back!

Carol said...

Darlene it is just wonderful...it's so happy!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your Valentine Quilt turned out just lovely! and just in time to use it!

Kathie said...

I love the snowball blocks! the fabrics are just beautiful....yes keep that DH....loved that comment!
glad you happy sewing away again.
Kathie

Erin said...

It is very nice! you are certainly on a roll!

Kairle said...

Wow, Darlene! That turned out wonderfully!!! So inspiring!!! Great job!

atet said...

Oooh -- love this one. And nope, nothing wrong with "simple" when it's something you love! What a great project and what a fantastic win! (as for hand piecing -- bite your tounge! I've just figured out I don't mind hand quilting -- not even going to go there for piecing yet!)

Debi said...

Very pretty quilt. I have always loved the snowball pattern.

Kris B. said...

This one is really cute. It will look fantabulous in your entry way. ;o)

Nicole said...

What a wonderful way to showcase that sweet fabric group!

Jenny said...

Hi Darlene,
It is wonderful, I am amazed at how quickly you work! The fabric bits work really well together. You are clever:)

Judy said...

Fabulous job!! Again you got right down to the sewing and out pops a fabulous cute quilt! Good job!

Nan said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love snowballs, as they show off the fabrics so very well, and they're EASY!! Hooray!! Well done, my friend! Do you have enough fabric to sew another one? (hint, hint.........) LOL!!

Carole said...

Hey, I was showing your blog to Stephen and realised that I have at least think 6.5 yards of your border fabric. I bought it as at keepsakes for a twin size backing! Gosh, you have such great taste! LOL

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love it.

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