Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back in the saddle…

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I finally made myself make a quilt top.  I still haven’t found my sewing mojo, so I thought maybe if I made myself sit in that chair and sew something it was sure to come back.  And I think it did…a little at least.  This wonky block quilt top resulted from an afternoon of sewing, and although it wasn’t the original plan for this fabric, I really like the way it turned out. 

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Its a nice overcast day here so we made our way downtown Poulsbo this morning to the farmers market and to the quilt shop to pick up this cute backing fabric.  And no stop downtown is complete without a stop at Slys Bakery, where I pounded a chocolate donut the size of my head.   I acted like I was going to share it with someone so I didn’t look like such a horker, but I’m pretty sure they saw straight through that one.

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Fabric is by Allison Jane Smith for Windham Fabrics.  The whole line is cute cute cute.

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45 comments:

Chase said...

Love your new quilt!
thanks for sharing

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The Calico Cat said...

That backing fabric is a must have for my son - can you explain that to my husband?

Chris said...

Slys is sooooo good isn't it - I need to head to Poulsbo again to shop at the quilt shop and of course have donut at Slys. Your quilt is awesome too.

essie said...

i really like that pattern. very cute! :)

Heather said...

very cute. I love wonky. :)

ange said...

You inspire me to get something done for my boys..they just got new beds, so over course they need new quilts now !

Danielle said...

oooh, i like it!

Fiesta said...

it did come out very nice. glad you are getting your mojo back.

mandy said...

Love it!

Sandy Workman said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your offset blocks. I saw them on your Wonky block and was inspired to use this concept when creating my new Hats Off to Christmas table runner! Thank you for the inspiration!

Ashe Family said...

love it! and the chocolate donut story made me laugh, it is so something I would do!

sewtakeahike said...

I'd have to say it MUST be back, that top is adorable!

sewmuchfun4 said...

It is SOOO GOOD to see your quilting again! I really like this one!
Ann

Care said...

those teeny tiny cars are killing me!

FABULOUS quilt top. consider your sewing mojo FOUND!

Amy said...

really fun quilt!

Tallymou said...

I'm headed for Port Townsend next week for a vacation. I think I will have to make my way to Poulsbo and Slys!

littlecumulus said...

It's wonderful! Now you just have to quilt it... :)

shay said...

this one might be one of my favorites! it's so simple, yet so sweet. good luck keeping your mojo goin!

Andi said...

Mojo seems happy to me.
A lovely little quilt for some lucky little car lover!!!
Andi :-)

Aimee said...

So cute! I love how nicely the fabrics play together.

andrea creates said...

You know I've done the exact same thing this week- just sat down and forced myself to sew and hope things will come ...I'm still looking for my sewing mojo...
Great quilt:)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

very cute quilt top. Mojo is funny that way...

Anina said...

Love the quilt top. It sure looks like the mojo might be back.

Evenspor said...

I love it! (the quilt and the backing)

Lisa said...

Love the quilt top & the backing fabric you chose, beauitful work.

shelia said...

Really really cute!

Leslie said...

i love how it all came together...it is such a cute little quilt. hope you get the mojo back

Blue is Bleu said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous and the quilt top's too cute!!

Laura said...

I think the quilt top looks great!

dearmrsreese said...

It's going to be a lovely quilt. That is great fabric.

Pam said...

I love, love, love this quilt top! Can't wait to see it bound and finished. Oh yeah, you got the mojo back! :)

Jingle said...

I LOVE this! The pattern is so fantastic! I am very modern and I've been wondering if there are any good, simple, square quilt patterns out there and this is fabulous!

V and Co. said...

i want to make these for my boys beds to hang on the ends of them

Ariel said...

Seems like you have to MAKE yourself sew sometimes to get back in the groove. I've been messin' with all this fabric design stuff lately, that I'm totally out of it...MUST SEW....MUST QUILT...

Looks soooo good! Love all the fabrics. The bubblegum basics blue and red dots are super cute...I haven't found any yet!

amandajean said...

that is a fun quilt top!

Jodi @ Simply This and That said...

Oh so FUN ! I LOVE this quilt. And I mean LOVE it. I'm itch'n to sew! I have so many projects around the house going on though. OK maybe if I get off this computer I can get them done, so I can SEW ! LOL. ooxx`jodi

Christina said...

I love all the fabrics! Some more to find and add to the collection. We might be heading up to the Port Townsend area for a week so I will make sure to stop in the shops around the area. I'm thinking Brice needs some of the traffic fabric in a future quilt! :)

Sue said...

love this quilt and your fabric choice.

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Melvin said...

Love your quilts ...
Thanks for sharing ...


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