Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yum! Yum! Ice Cream


I've finished the top of my Happy Mochi Yum Yum quilt. It's 62 1/2 by 82 1/2 which is bit larger than most of my quilts. I need 5 yards of fabric for the backing which translates into big $$$. 
                                       
        

 I don't usually like spending my fabric budget (budget? huh?) on backing. I have a bolt of Kona white so I thought I'd piece together some of that with leftover Mochi.


I need to get a picture of Mochi outside with Mr. White Socks holding it up. Somehow these indoor pictures aren't catching the vibrancy of the colors. I believe Monica Solorio Snow named her fabric line after Japanese Mochi Ice Cream. I think she got it just right!






Mr. White Socks holding my tumbler quilt.
Have a peaceful Sunday and a wonderful week. XOXO





































Sunday, April 15, 2012

What's red and white and.......


FINISHED!

Snippets of Sherbet Pips! - say that fast -

The backing, border and polka dot binding are from Alex Anderson's collection, Redwork Rendevous.


And a bit of advice for anyone washing a red and white quilt.........don't forget the Color Catchers!



              Here's a bouquet of tulips for you. I couldn't just leave you with that last picture of grunge!
                 
Was that a whoop whoop I heard from you, Kris??

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Finish Along and Winner!

We just returned from a trip to San Antonio where we visited family. I always feel a little a lot heartbroken when we leave them. We live in California so it isn't a trip we take spontaneously!
I haven't been sewing this last week so I thought I'd share something that has been a work in progress. Actually, it's a work left  behind. This table runner is at least four years old. When I put it away (stuck it in a drawer) I wasn't that fond of it. When I pulled it out recently, I liked it again! Rhonda's Finish Along has inspired me to finish this and a few other projects including these two quilts.
Flora
Cabin Quilt

The randomly chosen winner of the recent giveaway is Judy!

       This is why my heart is still in Texas!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Blowin' in the Wind



Should I have been working on my Hello Pilgrim blocks this past week? Or my Swoon blocks which are languishing away at the bottom of a stack?
After all, those blocks came before these.
But I was lured away by the temptations of Happy Mochi Yum Yum!



So, is the answer my friends blowin' in the wind or should I make a list and stick to it?
Speaking of Bob Dylan, have you seen this chair in the latest Anthropologie Catalog?
Click to make larger :o)
Miss Luella and I wish you the Happiest of Easters! Deb. xoxo

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Name Game & Giveaway

I've read every Name Game post that Cindy has written. It's fun and interesting to read about other bloggers and how they came up with their blog name.  I'm excited because I get to participate! You can read about my blog name here.


I finished my Zigzag tote bag for the Zakka Style Sew Along. I used a turquoise linen blend and Piece O' Cake's Treasures and Tidbits for the zigzags. The lining is Denyse Schmidt's Sugar Creek Floral Meadow.
Playing the Name Game is a special occasion so to celebrate, I've put together a giveaway of Denyse Schmidt fabric. This includes the 1/2 yard I had left from the tote lining.

Leave a comment letting me know you are a follower and you're in! The giveaway will close on Monday, April 9th.
I'm linking to Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday!
Miss Luella and me xoxoxo
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