Tuesday, March 02, 2010

catching up

So in the last week or so I've been busy with finishing up my bee blocks and sending them out, and getting my DQS8 quilt on its way as well.
I made a second block for Rachel, and a siggie block for her too.

I was really excited to get my DQS8 quilt in the mail one day last week,
 
My quilt was made by Tina, who blogs at Needles 'n' Notions. She sent these cards from a card swap she was a part of. I was really surprised by it, and I really like it. It is kind of a neat feeling to realize that someone made this specifically with me in mind. Participating in this swap was stressful at times for me, but I'm glad I did. (I don't know if I'll try to get in on the next one or not, yet.) 

I also finally decided to use the gift code my mom gave me for Christmas:
 
Thanks Mom! I had to take a picture of how pretty it all is! It took me forever to decide what to get, and in the end, the Happy Campers jelly roll was on sale so I did go ahead and get it. (They unrolled it to fit it in a flat rate priority envelope.) I have no idea what I'll use it for, but something will come to me. I'm planning on making another charm pack dress for my girl with the Eden fabrics, they are so pretty and just perfect for springtime. 

So this week I am kind of busy, mostly with fun things, and I have no sewing deadlines or obligations! Today I pieced together some large batting scraps so I can finish up this quilt. I am also planning on working on the back for the insane quilt project aka my watercolor quilt this month. Do you have any March sewing plans or goals? What are you working on?

7 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love all your fabric choices! And the DSQ8 quilt is so cute.

KaHolly said...

Wow, a full post today! Your bee blocks came out great! Rachel will love her signature square (ooh, that gives me an idea!) and the DQS8 quilt you rec'd from Tina is just gorgeous! Your fabric choices are really pretty (I have such a difficult time choosing/ordering fabric over the internet). Your mom will be pleased with your choices. What a nice Mom! Glad you won't be pressured while working on your other projects. Enjoy! ~karen

Elizabeth said...

Vicky, loved your post today. Your swap blocks for Rachel were really fun! And I love the dresden plate quilt. Awesome new stash! I saw a tutorial the other day on what to do with a jelly-roll. It makes a baby-size quilt. If I find it again, I'll send you a link. Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

I found the post (wasn't even looking yet, just making my 'blog rounds'). Like I said, it is for a baby quilt, but it would also be a great lap quilt. Just a suggestion!
http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2009/08/magic-baby-quilt-tutorial.html

Leslie said...

what beautiful fabrics...i love the things you are working on.

L Johnson said...

Love those fabrics you picked out! The signature square is such a great idea;) Blush will make sucha cute spring dress can't wait to see it. Enjoy your week!

Jenny said...

lucky you, that doll quilt is so cute! i love what you got with your birthday money, the happy campers is so cute!