Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Quilt Show Block of the Month 2009 - Part 3

I've finally finished Month 3 (March) of The Quilt Show's Block of the Month for 2009. Today I feel pretty good about it, I'm only two months behind, but tomorrow will be another story when I will be THREE MONTHS BEHIND! Maybe I can spend more time in the sewing studio over the next few months and totally be caught up and current, waiting for the next month's instructions to be released - but for those of you who know me, you know that I never get caught up with anything until it absolutely has to be done.

I really do love the look of this quilt so far!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Great Blog/Website - Moda Bake Shop

Ever wondered what a layer cake is, a jelly roll? Check out the Moda Bake Shop ( It is a wonderful blog that is a division of Moda Fabrics and provides online recipes which you can use with the Moda Pre-cuts. All sizes and types of projects are featured from various designers and shops, as well as tutorials for various moda projects sheets which are illustrated with step by step pictures. Today's featured project is "The Bookkeeper." Be sure and check it out and bookmark the site to visit often to see what they are up to. Also check on the left pane on the site for previous projects. This is a great place for inspriation and what to do with some of that fabric and pre-cuts in our stash!
Have a great day, everyone! - Billie

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Weekend to SEW!

Heading out to the Columbus Neighborhood Group meeting (Indianapolis ASG: this morning. Then home for the rest of the weekend to do nothing but rest and sew (and maybe a little cleaning). The only blip on the radar is I have no groceries in the house, so I'll need to hit the grocery store sometime today.

This is a project that I think I'll start sometime this weekend - a blouse using rayon batik fabric. I love the feel of the fabric - I've got it prewashed, ironed, and ready to go. I'll post pictures of my progress as this one moves along. I haven't done any garment sewing in a while so I may need to relearn things like collars and facings!