Monday, March 31, 2014

Fabric shopping in Portland

Last week we went to Portland for a convention. I looked at quilt shops online and found one we could get to on the bus. We took bus # 8 to Modern Classics Fabric Shop on Alberta. (I think that is the right name.) They carry Liberty of London cotton prints. I bought half yards of two prints.

Mr. M found a fellow Chattanoogan worked at the shop and he enjoyed talking Tennessee with her.

The Liberty is on the left. I have 4 other pieces of Liberty that I bought in London at the Liberty store. One day I will find the perfect project for these special prints. 
I got some fat quarters to add to the stash. 
The post cards and quilt note cards came from another store.
Unfortunately we have to make up a snow day this Saturday, so I don't know when I will get back to sewing. I like to have a block of uninterrupted time to get in the sewing zone.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

On a Quillow Kick

Making Liam's quillow was so easy I had to make another one. 

I wanted to frame some favorite fabrics and make a retirement gift for a friend.

So, even though I don't have much time to sew, I just had to start the pieced side.

I love the little teapot bird houses above.

Do you see the bees in the flowers above?

Cute tiny town

Country style angels-love them

Foxes-ring a ding ding

Children from all over the world

Next a border of piano keys will be added to the top and bottom to make it longer. 

After I finish this one, I'm making one for myself!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Window Treatment

Bought fabric and finished a new window treatment today. Cute fabric with pink birds and orange and pink flowers made into a fresh look for the middle bedroom. The old curtains were the same color as the walls - boring. I think the room looks a little bigger now. The valance will keep the morning sun from waking up guests too early. (Liam sleeps in this room when he visits.)

Photo above was taken without flash and the one below was taken with flash. The true colors are somewhere between these.

I have fabric to make a sweet pink, green, and white quilt for this bed. Can't wait to see how that will look. This bright/black quilt will make a good picnic quilt one day.
That's all the sewing I will get done this spring break. Picking up Liam from his other grandparents tomorrow. We'll be busy doing whatever 22 month olds like to do until his parents get back from Scotland.

I caught up on Parenthood and Revenge while I was sewing on the quillow and these curtains. Check & check!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Little Transportation Quilt/pillow

First day of spring break and I finished this quilt/pillow for grandson. He saw the train fabric and said, "I like trains." Then he proceeded to point out some of the other vehicles like the helicopters and cars. He pointed to all the yellow fabric and said, "lellow, lellow, lellow."

This is how it folds up into a pillow.

This is how it looks folded in half.

The other side when folded into a pillow.

This is the fat quarter side.

The train side says, "I think I can." 

Another look at the train side. The weather is beautiful today, sunny and low 70's.
I only have a few days to sew and need to work on the king size quilt redo. Really want to start something new. Why can't I finish one thing before starting something new?