Monday, March 9, 2009

Two in a row!

Lookie here…two posts in two days…it must be spring break!  This weekend was very busy with errands and odds and ends, but I did get some things accomplished.  The crazy nine patch squares are completely pieced, all 36 of them.  The next step is to get to trimming them and then it’s time for sashing.  I can’t wait to see the quilt top come together.  OFquiltalong

I also did a little fat quarter shopping and used up some gift certificate credit at the local quilt shop, Calico Junction. It was only my second time in the shop and I’m pretty sure based on my browsing that’s it nearly 90% Moda fabric, which was just fine with me.  The lady who was working on Sunday was super sweet and cut fat quarters for me right off the bolts. She even did a little hunting with me to choose just the right yellows and oranges.  I went in armed with a printed out color wheel and my notes on color schemes and ended up with what I think is a nice  palette.  I haven’t chosen the sashing or the backing pieces yet but I do have something in mind. 




My most exciting news is that Chris and I have finally narrowed down what we want to do for vacation.  We’ve booked our plane tickets and tonight reserved our room in London.  I’m so excited I can barely stand it.  I’m really looking forward to some overseas blogging so stay tuned!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring Break

I’m extremely happy to say that my midterms are over and Spring Break has officially started!  Of course, for the younger set this means beaches and parties.  For the older folk like me it means watching TV with my husband in the evenings and lots of crafting on the weekend. 

I have so many plans for this weekend’s free time I’m not even sure where to start.  I am hoping to finish the quilt top on the crazy nine patch quilt this weekend.  I am 2/3rd’s of the way through the last set of 9 squares and after that it’s just sewing on the sashing.  I have scrap fabric from the squares that needs to be pieced as part of the backing, and then I’m in the home stretch.

I am also hoping to hit the fabric store this weekend to pick out some fat quarters for the Quilt-a-long over at one of my favorite blogs, oh, fransson!  If you’re a newbie quilter like me, this quilt-a-long is shaping up to be the perfect learning experience.   Elizabeth has already donefqswap1 a couple of really great post on basic color theory and choosing fabrics so far that was a huge help to me.

Speaking of fat quarters, I have to say I made out quite nicely in the Sew Mama Sew quilt swap.  Thanks so much to Calico Daisy, Simply Cotton, and Sibling Craftery who sent out such nice fat quarters.  Please stop by their blogs and say hello.

Well, I’m off to begin the Spring Break festivities…first stop, quilt shop.