Friday, February 18, 2011

A Whole Week Has Gone By!

Gosh! I just realized that I haven't posted for a whole week. It went by quickly, but I think that was because I had my Bernina back! It's all fixed and the tension is perfect. It just hums when I sew. I love my machine!

Let me first show you the fabrics I got this month from the Bargain Club at Sew Sisters. These look like Japanese fabrics, but they are by Northcott. Beautiful cottons in beautiful colours. I love the one with the bird on it. Don't you?

And here are the fabrics I received in January from the Bargain Club at Sew Sisters. Pretty pastels. Think a baby quilt is in my future. No time to start it now though. I have too many quilts to finish first.

So... having said that... here is a project I started last week. I know, I know! I shouldn't have done that, but I couldn't help myself. It's a Trip Around the World pattern. I cut the fabrics last week, but I didn't dare start to sew the strips together because my old machine does not do accurate 1/4 inch seam allowances. This is going to have to be a WIP because I can't do much more than a few strips per day. But I love how it is turning out. I'll show you more as my work progresses.

And last, but not least is my hexagon Wannabee Quilt. In order for the end sections to fit, I have to add another row of hexies to the inside section. So that is what I am doing now. There are a lot of these little pink hexies to sew on. It will take me awhile before I have this part done.
But Felix doesn't mind how much is done or not done. He just loves a Quilt in Progress!

Another thing that is keeping me from sewing is my new kitchen. Well, it hasn't actually been installed yet, but I have picked out the cabinets and the colour of the counter. I have also bought a new fridge - a nice stainless steel one. It will be delivered in the beginning of March. I'll show you photos when I actually have something to show. This past week the contractor came and built me a kitchen in my basement. We had always intended to have a kitchen down there. It is part of a one-bedroom apartment we built. I have been using the kitchen part of it as my stained glass studio. So even if we never rent it out, I will now have a beautiful full kitchen in my studio, with a sink, cupboards and a stove and fridge. We are still waiting for the upper cabinets because they were out of stock. As soon as they are installed I will post a photo. The kitchen downstairs will also serve as my temporary kitchen while the main kitchen is installed. I'll keep you posted.


Oiyi said...

Wow, I really like the first set of fabrics you got. They are so pretty.

Exuberant Color said...

You have been busy! Your TAW looks great. I think you said the fabrics were all from your stash. Your hexie quilt is coming along well too.

Barb said...

Lots of fun things happening over there at your house...can't wait to see your kitchen.

Love your fabrics and hexies...

wackywoman said...

Kitchens are Big, Big jobs and Big, Big messes. But, on the other hand Northcott fabric has the absolute best hand ever.

Rinie said...

I am with Felix:
Love the quilt in progress.
And then all the changes in your kitchen and basement.
Looking forward to photos of the changes in your house.

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely fabrics. Great progress with the hexies. And yeah to a new kitchen. I bet you can't for it to be done.

nicolette said...

So many happy splashes of colour in your posts! Spring is around the corner!

Diane said...

That's one of the prettiest hexagon quilt I've seen. A lovey arrangement.