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Rowan Threads

The lovely people of Westminster were kind enough to send me these beautiful boxes of thread. One box with colors picked by Amy Butler and one by Kaffe Fassett.

Boxes

Pretty Thread

I love to look at them, they are so pretty, but I’ll admit that when I first got them I thought to myself “ohh… so pretty! But I don’t know what I’d use them for…” As a quilter, my piecing thread is off white and so is 95% of my quilting thread. And we all know that we go through tons and tons of thread when quilting, there was no way I could use one of these lovely spools to quilt – I’d run out so quickly!

BUT! Then some time passed and I made a few quilts and I found myself returning to these pretty boxes over and over wondering “is there the perfect color for stitching my binding?” And the answer has consistently been yes! The wonderful colors are clearly right in my modern quilting comfort zone as without even trying, they are perfect matches for my bindings, time and again.

Binding

100% cotton and all amazing colors I highly recommend these pretty little boxes filled with beautiful thread.

Bindings & Thread

Ever since I got them, they have come to my binding stitching rescue over and over!

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There’s an article in there written by yours truly!

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About what we’re all up to with our modern quilting!  Needless to say, it’s exciting to see this:

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And I never showed the finished “Yellow Pop’ Quilt ’cause I had to wait for this to come out first, so here it is…

Yellow Pop

I’m in love with the yellow stripy binding.

Binding

Hope that your weeks are all off to a good start.  Happy Monday!

Monday!

Be sure to check back here on Monday to find out how you can win one of these amazing fabric bundles!

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

Socks!

I’m knitting!  A sock! A few of us were lucky enough to be taught by Lori, a friend from the LAMQG.  She’s an amazing knitter (we’re talking CERTIFIED master knitter!!) with an even more amazing yarn stash.

Knitting!

It’s slow going on these size 2 needles but I’m enjoying knitting after putting it down for a couple of nonstop quilting years.  Plus I can sit outside in the amazing summer weather and be crafty!  Some times a sewing machine doesn’t cut it…not very portable!  Wonder if I’ll make it to the second sock?

My new sewing space

Here it is! Before and after…

Before & After

I have to say… I’m in love. The ceilings are really low (completely fine since I’m 5’3″) so the whole place is a bit like a cozy sunny cave. There’s lots of sun and I painted it a nice bright yellow (since some of you have been asking, it’s a Behr paint called “Spiced Butternut”) to add to the warmth and light. At first I thought it might be too bright, but my design wall covers up the biggest wall space so it works.

A few more pics…

The workspace.

Work Space

Corner

And my fabric closet. It is immediately to the left when you walk in – before the two steps up to the work space. This is the most organized it will ever be and there’s even room to grow!

Fabric Closet

I’m really at home in this space.  I can’t wait to make tons of quilts here!

Off topic – as of yesterday I’ve had my blog for two years. Hurray! It’s been so wonderful getting to know all of you during that time, so thank you!!