27 July, 2014

New Fabric Happiness

It doesn't take much to make me happy.  A new line of fabrics or two is a sure guarantee!  I recently visited The Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop  and found two new lines that both called loudly to me and I could not ignore them, could I? I knew that they wanted to go home with me.

"Snowbird", by Edyta Sitar was a new addition at the shop. These understated and elegant fabrics made up beautifully, or at least I think so.  I added a vintage ecru crocheted medallion and a vintage button to my Dreamy Dresden pincushion.  Perfect!

"Folklore" by Lily Asbury also caught my eye, and no wonder, because I love anything designed by Stephanie Carter.  I picked up yard goods as well as a layer cake for lots of variety in my pincushions. These are already great sellers at my Etsy Shop, Curry Bungalow.

I love it when fabric speaks to me.  And I like to think that I am a great listener.  WINK-WINK!

02 July, 2014

Sewing and Singing

My daughter, Butterfly, announced that she wanted to make a quilt for her dear friend Lesley, who will be having her first baby in August.  Remember, she and I made a quilt together previously, another quilt for a baby, that can be seen here . Lesley loves all things nautical so Butterfly chose an assortment of fabrics that were perfect for the project.  She also chose the pattern from a number of ideas that we had both been putting together on Pinterest. Interestingly enough, she chose a pattern that I had pinned myself.  Great minds think alike!

She and Trooper drove down for the weekend.  Butterfly and I immediately 
set about cutting out the quilt pieces.

All stacked up and ready to sew!

Lucy got in on the act! She loved the colors!

We were SING-GING!  Everything from her music from the 90's 
to my music from the 60's with some Country thrown in.  I keep telling Butterfly that if you love to sing, you HAVE to like Country.  She has resisted all of these years, but guess what?  She's now listening to her very own County playlist!

We set up a make-shift design wall for perfect block placement...

and then sewed the blocks together.  
Looking good!  

After Butterfly and Trooper returned home
I did some simple straight line quilting...

and added my favorite piped binding.  

Mr. T. held the quilt up for me so that I could get a picture.
LOOK! The quilt has shoes!  I boxed it up and sent it off, just in time 
for Lesley's Baby Shower.

Butterfly reports that Lesley was mightily surprised!

And Auntie Butterfly is some kind of a baby gift SUPER STAR!

I am imagining this new baby all cuddled up in the quilt that Butterfly and I made together.  And that's the best part.  We made it together, which just makes this Mom's heart happy!