Monday, March 16, 2009

A Few Things

First off, I finished the quilt back for this quilt. (Sorry bad picture taken with the flash...yuck) I started quilting it, and it makes me want to swear, if it weren't against my religion. I just don't know why I am getting dang puckers while I'm straight stitching with my walking foot. Actually I do know why, the back is just loose, and I am a terrible baster, even though I did this one perfectly I thought. Its not that bad, I'm just cranky from doing it. But on the good side the top looks fabulous, and that's what matters.

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Second of all, this Alexander Henry fabric is so cute and springy! And available at Joann's on sale, just be warned that you might have to throw some elbows to get any. Someone had hidden the last bolt at my Joann's, too bad for them I found it.

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Third, I am so excited for the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Cleveland in two weeks. My friend Lara asked if I was going the other week and I hadn't even heard about it. So if anyone around Cleveland wants to go, you know where I'll be.

Fourth, this is my quilt for the mountain baby quilt project. Nothing fancy, but its cute, and warm. Also fabric from Joann's which I thought was really cute. Joann's might be catching on.

Mountain Baby Quilt

Fifth- (the last I promise), did you know you can schedule your posts? I'm so excited about this. Sometimes I wonder if all this blogging work is really worth it during weeks when I'm so busy. But, now that I know I can write my posts and schedule them to actually be published in the future, it totally changes things.

Here's how you do it.....
When you are writing you post in blogger, see in the lower left corner post options? Well click on that, change the date and time to when you want the post to be published on your blog, then hit ok and publish post, and you will see a little note at the top of the edit post page telling you that your post is scheduled for so and so day and time. I'm trying it out right now, its really Sunday but it won't post until Monday when I'm probably at Target.

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11 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh I LOVE this fabric! Jo-Ann's? Really? lol - never would have guessed. This looks so cuddly! Please upload a pic to our Flikr group, okay?

YUM!

Rachel
www.rachelcox.blogspot.com
Mountain Baby Blankets

Sara said...

Our JoAnn's is catching on too! I have gotten some really great fabrics there as of late! Its amazing! And don't worry, I am a horrible baster too! But they are made with love so it's okay! Where are you located. I would love to have someone to go to the expo with! I am in Medina- are you near me?

Stephanie said...

A lot of people are into poo-pooing JoAnn's, but I'm totally with you. Cute fabrics lately!! Wish I could go to the Expo, but my daughter's Bday party is that weekend. Yay for sunshine and sewing in NEO! HAVE FUN!

Emily said...

I LOVE scheduling my posts!!!! I've also been finding lots of Alexander Henry prints at JoAnn's. I practically giggle out loud as I buy it with my 50% off coupon. I also wonder if I'm the only one who notices the "designers" sneaking in with the plain "quilt basics."

Mal* said...

Oh, I am a major post scheduler. I like the posts to hit in the early morning, before everyone is awake (even me!) so that it sits there all day long. The only way I can do this and keep my sanity is pre-planning!

Love the fabric. Might have to sneak off to JoAnns and see what I can find...

Christina said...

lol - I love that feature in blogger. Unfortunately it requires me to actually sit down and write posts for future posting. I'm not so good at that most the time. :) Thanks again for the tip on "renewing" today. I hope it helps. Those suckers need to sell, sell, sell! :)

Darci said...

Ok. I have NOT seen that lemon fabric at JoAnns, now I am on the hunt. Those trees are one of my favorites it really brightens up a quilt, huh?

Jenifer said...

love your blog... three words that will change your basting life...
sullivan's quilt basting spray. you can buy it at hancocks. You will LOVE it.

here is a link to a little tutorial. HONEST-- you'll LOVE it.

http://quiltingsisters.blogspot.com/2008/12/spray-basting-stuff-dreams-are-made-of.html

Jenifer said...

um. four words. hee hee.

DarlaMommy said...

This is my first time commenting; I love your blog! And I love that fabric, too! In fact, I just used it to make the changing pad/wipes holder from your tutorial along with some booties, a bib, and burp rags for a baby gift (http://picasaweb.google.com/DarlaMommy/HomemadeStuff#5314775007000079122). I went back today to get more of the fabric, and it was gone! :-( Oh well.

Hannah said...

I wish I could find that tree fabric at my JoAnn's. I haven't been able to find it anywhere and I love it!

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