Monday, February 17, 2014

Stuffs

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Not much going on over here, but I did manage to get some quilts hung on walls.  It’s an explosion of pink in Sophie’s room! (quilt is from my book)

I pulled these fabrics for a Twin quilt for her.  I’m obsessed with this color combo:

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And I finally got one of these gadgets…I’m hoping it can save my nails from breaking every time I baste a quilt!

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When the sky gets gray…the fabric gets BRIGHT!

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Hope you all have a great week…I’m ready to wrap up February and move onto March!  :)

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36 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

lovely bright room .. and quilt x .. even extends to the pins xx lol x

Auntie Pami said...

Sunny in Arizona ...wow Sophie is just growing like a weed!

Anna said...

Me encanta!!!
Anna

Marci Girl said...

Honest to goodness, once you get the hang of the Kwik Klip, it will turn basting from yuck to oh this isn't so bad! No more sore fingers, and oh so fast! I love mine and wouldn't baste without it!

Michelle Jensen said...

Allison, they quilt looks so sweet in a girl's playroom! How fun is that :) The color scheme is wonderful. I love love love it :) I bet it will make a fantastic quilt.

Laura said...

The Kwik Klip makes basting go fast. and saves your fingers! Have used it for years.

Missy Shay said...

I love that fabric combo too!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I've been using my Kwik Klip for a couple of decades. It really saves my hands and muscles!

Pam said...

love your post...gotta love pink! and please where did u get your heart pins...i think i need some real bad xo

sewing scrapper said...

Love the bright room, children so enjoy colour. I also love your Dresden plate pincushion. Is there a tutorial and pattern for that? The mini points are so cute!

thepalmierifamily said...

Have you ever considered 505 spray to spray baste it? It works great, altough I think in the long run your new little tool costs less than lots and lots of cans of 505 basting spray! But you don't have to unpin as you quilt, and that's a plus too.

kathy-o said...

Your new gaget WILL save your fingernails! I have one...and I love Sophie's hair!!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

He he, what about basting spray? I am a little bit of a nature girl and said I'd never try it, but then is as someone use it at a sew day at a local shop. I never looked back and passed my cigar box full of paperclips on on freecycle. :)

Your houses quilt looks beautiful in the wall in your daughter's room. Looking forward to seeing her new quilt.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh my goodness, I need some caffeine. I meant safety pins.

Elsa said...

Love the house quilt ~ so cheery and pink! And the Dresden pin cushion ~ I've got to make one!

Johanna said...

You can never have too much pink!

Linda said...

I love your Dresden pin cushion!!!

A Quilter's Mission said...

You will definitely love your 'kwik klip'! Such a pretty room and the pull for her new quilt is dreamy.

Gayle said...

Beautiful quilt, love those colours too and the dresden pin cushion is so cute.

Catherine said...

Allison, the house quilt is soooo pretty! Love the darling pin cushion too. And yes, I think winter makes us want to sew with bright fabrics. I'm ready for winter to be over. We received 2 feet of snow Saturday night and another foot last night. Enough already....LOL.

Jess Isis said...

Beautiful color combos!

Jess Isis said...

Beautiful color combos!

The Neumanns said...

Another option is a grapefruit spoon. It has the same notches that you can use to close and reopen the pins. Hope that helps for some who already have those in their house! I have the blocks for a juice box quilt all ready to be sewn together! Can't wait for the time to get it done!

Rebecca Grace said...

You will love that Kwik Clip thingy! I use mine every time -- fingernails emerge from pin basting unscathed.

I love all those happy pinks for your daughter's room. I was never much of a pink person until I found myself the mother of two sons, in a house full of testosterone. Now I just want to paint my toenails with pink glitter and wear a tiara to the supermarket in rebellion!

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love the color combinations of the pink quilt on the wall! =)

Mary said...

What cha gonna make with the purples, oranges, browns, yellows and turquoises, oh, and greens...OH MY?. Can't wait to see it. Just love your sense of color. Makes me feel happy.

Anna said...

Love the pin cushion! Will you share a pattern?

laurareid said...

Actually, I asked about the pin cushion, not Anna.
Lauramariereid@comcast.net
Ps-I made the pow wow quilt. Was fun to make.

Allison said...

That pincushion was given to me by a sweet friend...but if I knew how to make it I would share! :) She made a tiny dresden plate and appliqued it onto a larger pincushion...it's very cute and I love it!

Emily Carnes said...

THat little dresden pin cushion is amazing! I love it!

Emily

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Emily Carnes said...

I've been wondering about basting spray, too... I've never tried it but I *would* just to see if it is worth it (apparently it smells really toxic?)

Tina in Boston said...

I love the quilt with the houses! So cute!

Emily Carnes said...

Hey there, I found a tutorial online for a Mini Dresden Brooch - it could totally be turned into a pincushion.

The brief tut (with measurements) is at

http://sowingstitches.blogspot.ca/2013/01/without-any-further-delay.html

I shared the link on my blog too and credited this post and blog for the inspiration!

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Allison said...

Thank you for finding that Emily!!!

Patticakes Patricia Mishler Handmade said...

Love everything, where can I find those pins with heart tops?

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