"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Something good for Saturday...

This is MUCH better than all that dead white shit from yesterday...although sadly, it's still out there.  A girl can dream that she'll wake up back in Southern CA again...and I dream that every night.

This pretty jelly roll is my birthday gift from Phil this year.  He knew it was just what I wanted since when Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Co. had it as her Daily Deal, I asked him to order it for me!  The fabric is called Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais for Moda.  The link takes you to MO Star where you can get one of your own.  I won't be opening it until after the holidays when gifts are finished & given...but it will be a fun winter project.  Lots of soft, pretty colors to make me try to forget the dead landscape outside. 
 
Here's the start of the jelly roll...which is 2.5" strips of fabric just waiting to be sewn together.  I love the colors in this collection...a pretty warm ivory goes to pinks & roses...then you see just the first hint of the turquoise...
 
...and the turquoise goes deeper then merges into a yummy cocoa color...
 
...and ends up with a luscious chocolate brown.  I've always loved turquoise & brown together...and adding in the ivory & rose pinks sure makes this a favorite collection.  I'm late to the party, but I want to make one of those Jelly Roll Race quilt tops...probably this one
 
I think it will be a great way to showcase the collection.  It's funny that I fell I love with this collection, because I have fabric for another quilt top & the fabric is also by Sandy Gervais. It's called Chance of Flowers & is the prettiest yellow, aqua, coral, ivory & green. 
 
Now...sewing a super long strip of fabric with 3 playful kitties who want to "help" will be my biggest challenge.  I'll post an update when I get that far. 
 
I'll still be hand piecing my Grandmother's Flower Garden & my Tumbler quilt...but this will be a quick machine project to mix it up a bit.  I plan to sew & quilt a lot to get me through the next 6 months with some shred of my sanity left.
 
Have a great weekend...you'll know where to find me...indoors.  Oh...and a helpful hint...some Kahlua with half & half can warm up a cold gloomy day.  Worked for me yesterday!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. There is nothing better than having something to look forward to in the new year. Love those fabrics. Turquoise and brown has always been a favorite combo of mine, too.Our lawn isn't white. It is bright yellow with a mass of leaves just waiting to be raked. Maybe some Kahlua and coffee could entice me to get out there and rake....nah! LOL

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  2. This looks like fun!! And the white crap has blown around but it's damn cold! I'd like to stay in bed too!

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