Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What's new?

Time for an update! I was on a quilt retreat last week and accomplished a lot! Here's what's new with me!

This is my new favorite! Ikea's RASKOG kitchen cart. I thought this would be a perfect piece for the girls' art supplies. It's been out of stock since before Christmas and for those of us without an Ikea store :( - it's now available online! Turns out it's a great little organizer for the sewing room. I've loaded it with upcoming projects and new fabric that I just want to look at! (BTW- I've done some reorganizing in the sewing room. Let me know if you'd like a tour!)

So here's what's new from retreat...

Aprons for the girls. Super quick and easy, made from 2 fat quarters. Free tutorial: Aesthetic Nest

I made lots of star blocks! A few more Lone Starburst...

Some more Superstar blocks...

Finished up my Log Cabin blocks and actually sewed them together...

Now you would think after sewing night and day for 3 days straight, I'd come home not wanting to touch the sewing machine. But you'd be wrong. My friend Bonnie and I had this conversation - so I'm not alone. We both confessed to being so pumped and inspired after retreat, we get home and just want to sew more!

So I spent the weekend finishing up my Marcelle Medallion quilt (except for the borders). Those of you who chimed in on Instagram and liked my first border choice - thank you! You were right!

I tried each of these three fabrics and they did nothing for it. Now I'm on hold until a little more border fabric arrives in the mail!

Finally, I've got a new Bee block to work on. Toni gave us fabric to make blocks inspired by Blue Note album covers. This quilt is going to be awesome!

That's what's new here! Come back tomorrow for a fun pattern giveaway! You don't want to miss it!
. . . Cindy


  1. we are sympatico! I use my 2 darling aqua RASKOG kitchen carts to hold; 1) my longarm 3/8" and 1/4" rulers, markers, scissors, clamps, & such; and 2) luscious fabrics. They are happy additions!

  2. I have the same cart - I just brought it last week and I just love it. I had it on my list for a year and now it is in my sewing room.

  3. I love your log cabin quilt!! The grey and white alternate strips make it so fresh and bright! Great idea beautifully executed!

  4. Love the apron, your star blocks and your log cabin. A lot of good quilting went on at retreat.

  5. I'd love to see your new sewing arrangement.

  6. Of course we'd like a tour!! :) And I love your Marcelle Medallion, it's one of my favorites that I've seen so far!

  7. Everything is so beautiful! And yes, a good tour would be very nice!

  8. beautiful, and would looooove to see your sewing space.

  9. Oh yes please! to the tour of your sewing space. Love all of your fun projects. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites.

  10. My retreat coming up in may. Can't wait! N


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