Monday, September 9, 2013

"All Business" Medallion

I've had this pattern in my head for some time and finally got to scribble it on paper a few weeks ago.  Then I drew it out on graph paper to play with measurements; yes math time!

It's pretty easy.  

I'm going to use this for my SURMA Medallion, but one could use it for a pillow front OR make several to create a quilt.   I'm working on sketching out a few quilt ideas along with some additional fabric measurements to go with them, but that will be a different quilt.  

The medallion will travel to 9 other amazing quilters who will each add a border and I will receive a finished quilt top sometime next summer.  These ladies are SUPER talented, so I am very excited to have something that they all worked on.

Picked the fabric from my stash and then sewed the block together in less than an hour.

TaDa!  It's complete.  The medallion and a small journal are in the mail to the next person.

I'm really excited to see what these amazing ladies create.

I hope you will continue to follow me for more updates on the Medallion's progression and other project posts to come.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fun Weekend -- Fabric included!

I traveled this weekend to visit a friend that I haven't seen in 30+ years.  We were friends from kindergarten through high school.  

On my way out I stopped at several fabric shops; had to break up the 3 hour drive.  Haha!

I stopped at...

Wooden Bridge Drygoods which had a ton of fabrics - mix of both modern and traditional - and several 108".  The prices were GREAT.  Found a cool bee fabric there too that I plan to make a duffle with.  
I will definitely go back!  

The Quilted Crow which was small, but the staff were extremely friendly and the fabric was current.  

Fabrics Galore which had volumes of fabric!  It was late in the day and I had already spent my budget, but I will definitely go back. 

I totally restrained myself.  LOL!

Then it was off to camping on the Susquehanna River.  

It was so great to see my friend, Dawn.  I loved meeting all her great friends.  What a really fun group!  

I also got to see her dad, too.  I have a lot of fond memories of my days hang out at the bike shop and all the trips I took with them.

It was fun to reminisce about our "younger" years.

Bon fires, card games, and lots of laughter!

I promised her it wouldn't be another 30 years before we get together again.  

My drive back on Sunday was long through several mountain rain storms.  

So to break up the drive and give my legs a stretch, I stopped at IKEA

Found this great fabric for $1.99/yd.  WhooHoo!!  Great back for a future quilt.    I also picked up a great cart to organize all my sewing stuff.  Love that it's on wheels!

Although there was a lot of driving, it was a really fun weekend!  I can't wait to get sewing with my purchases, but that will have to wait for now.