Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Saturday Sewing

I'm not sure where this last week went...seems it was hijacked and I didn't get the message. While working on about six different BRD projects and trying to keep my sanity, I somehow misplaced the last several days. I did make a trip to my fabulous framer and dropped off "Sweet Simple Samplings" and "Liberty Stitchery"...and I did make time to do a little playing with my new Accuquilt GO! Fabric Cutter. I managed to cut 138 tumbler blocks out of black and brown fabrics I have been collecting for over a year (I used 23 different fat quarters)....then yesterday I got them all placed and to find time to machine quilt is 48" x 72"...and I am TOTALLY thrilled with the results! Here is a photo of my quilt top (not the best, but you get the idea - it looks so much better in person, really, it does) and an image of the backing fabric (from the fabric line Iced Mocha by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass)...

This week, I will be heading to Rockford, IL to visit my mother - which also means FUN trips to The Needle and I, Quilter's General Store (oh, how I love this place!), Quilter's Haven, and a new quilt shop called Acorn Quilts (can't wait to visit this "new to me" shop). I am looking forward to seeing my mother's gorgeous gardens (if it doesn't rain the entire time I am there) and her adorable dog (a miniature Schnauzer named Wilson)...and I will try to get some good photos to share with you. It also means, I get to spend some time with my dear friend Terri - we are doing a little road trip to Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake, IL (can't wait to see this needlework shop!)...and I am hoping to drag her along to Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop in Fox River Grove and A Touch of Amish in Barrington, IL (both places I have been wanting to visit for quite some time). We always have fun together and it will be wonderful to see her and catch up! It will be a busy and eventful week and I am sure I will have fun things to share with you when I return home...


  1. Belinda, this is awesome! Love the colors! Now I've gotta put an Accuquilt Go on my wish list! DH is going to faint if my list gets any longer!

    Have a wonderful visit with your mom. Enjoy your GTG with Terri. I envy your "little road trip". Warm up your CCs!!!

  2. Wonderful quilt! Sounds like that Accuquilt Go system is great! Do you have to buy lots of cutter shapes though? I've never quite understood it. Anyway, looks like you're going to be using it a lot!

    Have a great time visiting your mom and seeing your friend Terri too!

  3. I don't normally like browns, but your quilt top is gorgeous!!

    Have a great time on your trip!

  4. You have really been busy with those blocks. The color combo is neat. Can't wait to see your road trip photos!

  5. Oh Belinda, what a beautiful quilt top. I love the placement...very pleasing to the eye! Have fun on your trip...sounds like wonderful shopping to be had along the way.

  6. I just adore your Tumblers top! I love browns anyway and also this one patch block. Have one in the works from charms collected among my quilt group last year in the making.

    Hugs from Holland ~