i recently made the excellent decision to start re-watching gossip girl while quilting. the scandalous lives of manhattan’s elite are just as fantastic the second time around. it’s perfect for my current super girly project. this quilt totally belongs on the steps of the met. xoxo, gossip girl.
there is nothing better than coming home to find this on your doorstep: it is amazing what some black sharpie on a shipping envelope can do for me. yay, new fabric! this exciting little package came from spool, a local pittsburgh fabric shop. to make it even better, spool included an adorable card in the … More i love new faaaaabriiiiiic!!! (*oprah voice*)
i am very anxious for all of the new fabric i ordered during the fat quarter shop birthday bash to arrive! i can’t wait to dig in! in the meantime, i started to search around for fabric shops in pittsburgh that i might not have been aware of so that, in the future, when i … More discoveries!
i have new quilt projects in the works! that means new fabric! looking at and choosing fabric might be my favorite part of quilting. i tried to dig into my stash for one of these projects, instead of buying new fabric, but it was not very satisfying. i think my stash isn’t developed enough yet … More a sale at the fabric boutique.
some time ago, i bought the best fruits and vegetables fabric. it’s probably my favorite fabric ever, but i struggled with how to use it. it didn’t seem like an entire fruits and vegetables quilt made sense. (though, i think i should stop thinking that quilts should always make sense.) after much contemplation, i decided … More totes.
lots of things have been happening lately, some good (warm, sunny days!) and some not as good (retirement benefit arbitrations and final exams!). all of these things make quilting, and blogging about quilting, difficult. but, i was able to whip up a fun pillow present for my favorite cat lover’s 30th birthday! (i am referring to … More quick pillow, quick post.
not to dwell on the fact that i finally finished this quilt. finally. but, in order to have any content for this blog i must post the same quilt repeatedly, for approximately six months, which is the time it will take me to finish another quilt. please enjoy. actually, the paint quilt was not completely … More (more) complete.
inspired by the quilt show, i pulled it together and finished the paint quilt. yay! the process of making this quilt helped me work out a lot of issues that have been vexing me, which is awesome. all of the things i mentioned here as potential problems turned out to be actual problems. happily, after … More complete!
nothing like a quilt show to get you back in the quilting mood! pammy declined to attend with me, so she missed out. but, that gave nick the opportunity to experience all that is the three rivers quilt show. this year’s theme: hexagons. here are a few of my favorites: i am always a sucker … More second annual (for me) three rivers quilt show!
things were moving along…until they weren’t. i’ve been absent from my sewing room since my last post for a number of reasons. but, at this point, i am avoiding the sewing room primarily because i screwed up the ‘paint’ quilt and i don’t want to look at it anymore. as discussed in my last post, i finished the quilt top and … More setbacks.