City Sampler Sew Along!

Don't forget that tonight is the city sampler sew along over at Quilting Adventures in Richmond from 6-8:30 PM. All you need to bring is your fabric, your City Sampler Book, your sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler, and some inspiration! 

Hope to see you there!


Mini City

I finally finished my mini city quilt inspired by Tula Pink's City Sampler book, and I really like how it came out.

I used some of my favorite fabrics from Tsuru, Architextures, Lizzy House, Art Gallery, and blenders from my stash for the blocks in mustard, navy, light gray and raspberry. For the background and the back I used shot cottons. I am contemplating doing an entire city sampler in shot cottons.

I pieced together some of the shot cottons for the back, because I didn't want to waste them.

I can't decide if my favorite part is the colored strip in the binding, the background, or the blocks themselves. It's all just so fun!

To see my progress on this quilt click here and here

I am linking up to Jennifer's mini quilt challenge over at Ellison Lane. Be sure to check out the gorgeous mini quilts other people have made!


WIP: Super Tote!

The lovely Anna who blogs over at noodle-head, recently released this awesome bag pattern. As pictures started popping up online of people's finished super totes, I knew I had to make one for myself. After a quick stop at the LQS, I had all the fabrics picked out and was ready to go!

Keeping in mind, I've actually never really made a bag before (well except for this one) I was a bit nervous. However, Anna did not disappoint and the pattern is written so that even I could figure it out!

I stayed up all night in an effort to get this bag completed by the time I left for my trip to Texas a few weeks back. And I have a confession to make. While I did take this bag with me and used it extensively I actually hadn't really finished the bag!! But I am hoping to finish it this week, so technically it is still a work in progress...and I'll get the inside all finished and show it off when I am finished.


Nina's Spa Trip

I came home last week from Texas to find this in my sewing room:

At first glance you might not find anything wrong with this photo. However there is an important element missing: Nina my Bernina!

Before my panic attack set in and I ran to file a report on my missing Bernina, my husband stepped in, handed me a glass of water and calmly informed me that he sent Nina off to the Bernina Spa for the week. Not only was she going to be cleaned & oiled, but she also was going to get a new UV light so I could see better when we were sewing.

A week later, here is Nina all set up and ready to start sewing (with her new light!)

Best husband ever? I think so!