Thursday, October 19, 2017

Feline The Fabric!

I am "feline" the fabric today!

I admit it. 
I am a fabric lover.
I just love the moment when the new fabric arrives,
especially a shiny bundle to unwrap and enjoy.

The bundle is 

The black print is 

The Moda Bella Solids  from my stash
are Betty's Pink, Raspberry and Gray.

Apprentice Quilty Kitty Nutmeg joined me in my fabric appreciation today.

This fabric is quilty kitty approved 
for a special new surprise project.

I will not use it all.

I shall pick and chose from these goodies
for this fun project.

Looking forward to getting my fingers started on these pretties.

Today I am setting up my machine to quilt a quilt.

Loving these 

Fragile by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics 


Time to quilt!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Have Scraps?

Have Scraps ... Have to Play!

I have leftover mini charms ...

... and strips ...

Time to Play!

Now what could these be for?

Time will show and tell.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sneak Peek ~ New Project!

I love my Bella Solids Color Chart.

When I needed to decide on a solid to coordinate with
my Fragile by Zen Chic Mini Charm Project,

I reached for my color chart.

I find this an essential tool when designing and deciding
on colors and fabrics.

There are touches of a lovely blue turquoise in the

fabric line.

I was looking for a solid to bring out this color,
so I opened to the blues and turquoise page
on my handy Bella Solids Color Chart
and looked for the perfect match.

There were several possibilites,
Surf, Capri, Bright Turquoise, 
and even Pastel Blue if I wanted to tone it down.

My son the engineer was walking by so I asked him which color he liked best.
He looked them over and pointed out the Bright Turquoise has the same color intensity
of the golden yellow in the Fragile line.
My Matty has a great eye for design and color.
I agreed.

So Bright Turquoise it is!

I am loving sewing with these fabrics!

I am looking forward to showing off this project,
but it shall have to wait.

This is for another great 

Maestro, the ever present quilty kitty helper,
says she is on guard to make sure there is no more peeking.

:) Soon! :)

How do you decide what solids to use in a new project?

Do you use a color chart?

I am always interested in sharing quilting tips.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Going Pokemon ~ Block 1 Done

Block 1 is done for the 

happening at

This is made with Moda Bella Solids.

I bought the 

to start this quilt.
I also chose to use the Bright Turquoise background
that Kelli is using in her quilt. 

The pieces are all squares and rectangles
that are sewn together into sections
and then into the block
The first block is 19.5" square.

This is the first time I have sewn this type of pixel block and it is challenging.
Fortunately, the instructions and diagrams are very clear and detailed.
I am enjoying the process.

My block is not perfect but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I am ready for Block 2 that will be up this week on

Thanks, Kelli, for the fun pattern!

Hope to see you sewing along ... :-)