getting ready to get ready to quilt

Oh dear. I went a bit overboard at the quilt shop this afternoon! It’s a relatively new shop–one I hadn’t been in before, and when I walked in my jaw dropped. It was that beautiful. Here are a few of the FQs that followed me home:
fqs.jpg

I’m seriously in love with the Elsie’s Kitchen line, and I can almost see new curtains or a tablecloth or even a toaster cozy done in this fabric in my kitchen. Almost. Unfortunately our countertop is a dark green granite and it would not go well at all with the olive colors in Elsie’s Kitchen. And I think my husband wants chili peppers in there anyway.

Also found this crow panel. I have no idea what I’ll do with it, other than stuff it into one my fabric cabinets but at least now I’ll have one in an emergency:

crw.jpg
OK. Time to seriously get to work; I have a trunk show going out on Monday, and I need to finish 3 new models. Which is the whole reason I went to the quilt shop in the first place, you know, so I’d have fabric for my model pillows :)

OH! Speaking of pillows… I’d nearly forgotten to share my exciting news! I have 2 designs in the May issue of Cross Stitch & Needlework Magazine, which I think just hit the stands in the last day or so. The designs were finished as pillows, one that says “bliss” and another that says “crafty”.

Next week I really must begin getting ready to get ready to do the taxes. (For any major project, there’s always a “getting ready to get ready” stage, followed by a “getting ready” stage, followed by a “doing” stage) After I’m ready to do the taxes, I plan to squeeze in some quilty time before I actually do the taxes. I have a large box (like, really large) that’s full of my blue & yellow fabrics… I have been “collecting” blue and/or yellow fabrics for about 6 years now, thinking I’d someday do up a blue & yellow lap quilt. I think I have enough fabric saved up to make a quilt the size of New Jersey so I’ll start with that project first.

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “getting ready to get ready to quilt

  1. That crow panel is lovely. Might I suggest a quilted tote bag? :) Great news on your designs being published!

  2. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my giveaway. Didn’t have a chance to comment on how much I love your inchies though I’d seen them in artfest last week. Gorgeous. I really like what you’ve done with them.
    And this fabric is wonderful. Yes, to being published and good-luck with your getting ready to get-ready.
    Wendy B.

  3. I’d definately remodel my kitchen to go with those fabrics. LOL! :) Beautiful choices, all of them.

    Good luck with the many, many things you have to do!

  4. Love the crow panel Monique! I can see all kinds of fun things with it. : )
    Awesome news on your being published in the mag!

  5. Great fabrics! I too seem to have to get ready to get ready. I am a planner! I love the idea of a blue and yellow quilt too – what a beauty that will be. Congrats on your designs in the magazine – I’ll keep an eye out!

  6. very nice fabrics. You have a good eye! The panel you bought is interesting – I hope you find a nice way to put it out & on display.

    YOu mean, you can actually SEE your counter tops?? LOL!

    Looking forward to seeing your pillows all made up — enjoy the day

  7. Monique said:
    Also found this crow panel. I have no idea what I’ll do with it, other than stuff it into one my fabric cabinets but at least now I’ll have one in an emergency:

    Yep. I have had quite a few “I NEED a crow panel!” emergencies myself. Indeed, it is a good thing you have this on hand, just in case.

    Beyond The X

  8. I love the colors that you changed in this piece. Very pretty, I plan on stitching it with Anchor threads, but I don’t have all the threads yet.

  9. Monique,

    There is scrapbook paper that matches your fabrics. I have some in my stash that I bought at Archivers. As creative as you are, I bet you could combine the two mediums into a very interesting and beautiful project.

    Judy

Comments are closed.